The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made numerous improvements since a 2014 audit showed Hawai‘i had the longest delays in the nation for veterans trying to see their doctors for the first time. But veterans say more needs to be done to ease the transition back into civilian life. What help is available for veterans who are trying to access health care, pensions, housing, and other government benefits and services? Where can they find support as they re-enter the job market?
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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I is closing out its Election 2014 coverage with the contest for Maui Mayor and the three-way race to represent State Senate District 18.
The first segment of the show will feature the two candidates for Maui mayor: incumbent Mayor Alan Arakawa and his challenger, Maui County Ocean Safety Officer Tamara Paltin. Both candidates will talk about where they stand on the issues facing Maui county, including: economy diversification, infrastructure updates and the Maui ballot initiative proposing a temporary GMO moratorium on local farms.
Then, we welcome to the table three candidates from Oahu vying to represent Senate District 18 (Mililani, Waikele, Kunia). Raymond Banda (L), incumbent Michelle Kidani (D) and Dennis Kim (R) will present their views about issues facing the Central Oahu area – development, transportation and cost of living – and statewide issues facing our legislators.
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Hosted by PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and Bank of Hawaii Foundation President Donna Tanoue, this special highlights the schools nominated in the Middle School Division of the HIKI NŌ AWARDS 2014 and will present the winning Middle School stories in their entirety. The award categories include: Best News Writing, Best Personal Profile, Best Home-Base School, and Best Overall News Stories.