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  1. Ivanka Trump To Be An Official White House Employee Covered By Ethics Rules

    03.29 / 22:36 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    The White House says President Trump has a new special assistant on his staff — his daughter Ivanka. The announcement comes a week after the president's oldest daughter moved into her own office in the West Wing to work on women's issues. Her shift from an informal adviser at the White House to an unpaid government employee is small but important. She was already applying for security clearance, had access to classified information and was meeting with world leaders. But she did not have t…
  2. Missouri Rejects Federal Money In Order To Set Up Its Own Abortion Restrictions

    03.29 / 22:36 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    A new Missouri law cuts off a line of funding to all organizations that provide abortions in the state, including hospitals. For years, Missouri has helped low-income women pay for family planning under a Medicaid program called Extended Women's Health Services , which is funded by both the state and the federal governments. Federal law already prevents Medicaid from reimbursing providers for most abortions. Missouri's new measure rejects $8.3 million in federal funds for the women's…
  3. Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers

    03.29 / 22:36 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    After millions of dollars of flood damage and mass evacuations this year, California is grappling with how to update its aging flood infrastructure. Some say a natural approach might be part of the answer. All the water that poured down spillways at the Oroville Dam in northern California did a lot of damage to the area — and for miles down the river. "It looks like a bomb's gone off," says John Carlon of River Partners , a nonprofit that does river restoration. "That's what it looks l…
  4. Remembering Michael Sharp: He Risked His Life To Make Peace

    03.29 / 22:36 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    Michael Sharp believed in the power of persuasion. The 34-year-old Kansan with the round face and a penchant for plaid shirts would walk, unarmed, deep into rebel-held territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sit in the shade of banana trees with rebels and exchange stories. Inevitably, those stories would turn to the past. "Rebels love talking about the past," Michael once told me. Michael's deep understanding of how these rebels saw their country's past — the mythical version of t…
  5. U.S. Census To Leave Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Questions Off New Surveys

    03.29 / 22:36 hpr2.org Hpr2.org - Hawaii
    The U.S. Census Bureau published a list on Tuesday of more than 50 planned topics of questions for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey. Hours after it first appeared online, one of those topics was removed from a revised report : sexual orientation and gender identity, which was listed as "proposed" on the second-to-last page of the original report. In a written statement, a Census Bureau spokesperson says the report "inadvertently listed sexual orientation and gender…