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  1. What Does it Take to Get a Charter School Up and Running in Hawaiʻi?

    07.27 / 23:08 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    More than 20 years have passed since the first charter school was authorized here in Hawai’i. Since then, public charter schools have fueled educational innovation to offer students and parents school choice. Next month, two more charter schools will open their doors. As HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi reports, getting these schools up and running is quite a task…
  2. Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion

    07.27 / 23:08 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    In another full day of discussion about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, there are still no clear options on the table on which the Senate can vote. Democrats are united in opposition to any bill that would undo President Obama's legacy on health care. Republican leaders are pinning their hopes on a last ditch effort that senators are calling " skinny repeal ." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others continued to work on it all day. The goal is to offer…
  3. Russia Sanctions Headed To Trump's Desk. Will He Sign?

    07.27 / 23:08 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    President Trump is now faced with a decision on whether to sign into law new sanctions meant to punish Russia for interfering in last year's presidential election, after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the measure Thursday. The bill, the first major foreign policy legislation to emerge from Congress since the president took office, also includes sanctions on North Korea and Iran. It easily passed the Senate in a 76-1 vote after sailing through the House by a similarly veto-proof 419-3…
  4. Michiko Kakutani, Chief 'Times' Book Critic, Steps Down After Nearly 4 Decades

    07.27 / 23:08 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    For an entire generation of writers, Michiko Kakutani acted at times as intrepid champion, hated villain or helping hand. But from her perch as chief book critic at The New York Times , the Pulizer Prize winner rarely left one thing in doubt: her vast influence over the literary world she assessed. On Thursday, after 38 years, Kakutani announced she is stepping down. "It is with profound gratitude for her tremendous service to readers of The Times and readers of books everywhere that we…
  5. Venezuela Bans Protests Nationwide As Constitutional Referendum Approaches

    07.27 / 23:08 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    Just days away from a national vote to decide the delegates who will rewrite Venezuela's constitution, President Nicolas Maduro's government is trying a new method of clamping down on popular unrest: a complete ban on demonstrations nationwide for the next five days. "It is prohibited throughout all national territory, all public meetings and demonstrations, gatherings and other similar acts that might disturb the electoral process," Interior Minister Néstor Reverol announced Thursday on …