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Hawaii orders stores to pull dietary supplement - Yahoo News

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NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth Hawaii orders stores to pull dietary supplement Yahoo News HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's Department of Health is requiring stores to stop selling a dietary supplement that's under investigation for possible ties to hepatitis and...
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OxyElitePro is being removed from Hawaii stores because of its link to liver failure in some Hawaii residents.  Already, one person has died from taking this dietary supplement.  Aloha, Russ.

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Energy firm offers scholarship | West Hawaii Today, April 16, 2014 | Alternate Energy, Inc.

Energy firm offers scholarship | West Hawaii Today, April 16, 2014 | Alternate Energy, Inc. | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Thanks for the write-up, @WestHawaiiToday! http://t.co/WOieEfqOLO #hawaii #solar
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According to "West Hawaii Today", Alternate Energy, Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to Hawaii students attending "an accredited university for the fall 2014 semester."  The deadline to submit your application is 27 July 2014.  Alternate Energy, Inc. is an Oahu-based solar energy company that has been a "frontrunner" in Hawaii's solar energy movement for the past two decades.  For details, visit scholarship@alternateenergyhawaii.com.  Aloha, Russ.

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs Admits to Secret Meeting With US Department of Interior - Watchdog Wire

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is on another ‘Nation Building ‘Aha’ drive, but even with the offer of a $10,000-per-meeting bribe, sovereignty activists remain skeptical--as they should—and the dots connect right back to the last big scheme to loot...
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So much for transparency in government.  According to "watchdogwire.com", the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has admitted to a secret meeting with the U.S. Department of the Interior, while at the same time proclaiming openness in a series of public meetings designed to establish a Hawaiian roll and an eventual Native Hawaii Government.  Some sovereignty advocates believe OHA is supporting a federal plan to "create a tribe within a tribe" arrangement for Native Hawaiians, rather than a fully independent government.  OHA CEO Kamanao'opono Crabbe admitted that HOA is in secret negotiations with the Feds and that such negotiations "are OHA's job and part of a 'process' designed to bring something to the table."  Aloha, Russ.
 

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State agrees to settle special needs students' lawsuit - Hawaii News Now

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State agrees to settle special needs students' lawsuit
Hawaii News Now
The state has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging mistreatment of special education students at a Mililani school, according to court documents obtained by Hawaii News Now.
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According to "Hawaii News Now", the state will settle a lawsuit "alleging mistreatment of special education students" at Kipapa Elementary School in Mililani.  The lawsuit claimed "children were routinely abused by staffers."  An administrative judge ruled that complaints from parents had merit, and that the state Department of Education "conducted a poor investigation."  Terms of the upcoming settlement were not released.  Aloha, Russ.

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Al Gore headlines major sustainability conference

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Former Vice President Al Gore brought his message about the dangers of climate change to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. (What an honor it was to host former U.S. Vice President Al Gore yesterday and listen to his dynamic and moving...
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Former Vice President Al Gore discussed the dangers and challenges of climate change before nearly 7,000 people Tuesday night at the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus.  Gore's message was clear:  "Our way of life is at stake."  Gore added that "If we act together, there is absolutely no question that we will solve this...Hawaii is...playing an inspiring role."  Gore's address was the highlight of Ascent, a one-day conference on clean energy and a sustainable future.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hawaii, DC give residents two more weeks to sign up under Obamacare - Washington Times

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.Hawaii, DC give residents two more weeks to sign up under Obamacare Washington Times Hawaii and Washington, D.C., are giving their residents two more weeks to seek private health coverage under Obamacare, once again extending the deadline for...

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Hawaii and Washington, D.C. residents have two more weeks to register for health coverage under "Obama Care".  The new sign up deadline has been pushed ahead to 30 April 2014.  Those who miss the new deadline will have to wait until open registration begins again on 15 November 2014. Aloha, Russ.

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Memorial fund established for victims of Lanai plane crash - Hawaii News Now

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Memorial fund established for victims of Lanai plane crash Hawaii News Now Donations are accepted at any Bank of Hawaii branch; checks should be made payable to "Maui County Remembers." Online donations may be made through May 31, 2014 with any...
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Pulama Lanai has established a "Maui County Remembers" memorial fund to help families of those who died or were injured in the Lanai plane crash of 26 February 2014.  Donations will be accepted until 31 May 2014 at any branch of the Bank of Hawaii.  Aloha, Russ.

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Permission may be given to dister and identify those killed during Pearl Harbor Attack.

Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command may get the nod to proceed with the identification process.

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Pentagon approval may be coming soon for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command to disinter and identify approximately 400 "unknowns" killed aboard the USS Oklahoma during the 07 December 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack.  Most of those "unknowns" are now buried at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater.  The added responsibility for the agency follows harsh criticism of the Accounting Command for its wasteful spending, inefficient operations, and duplication of effort.  Perhaps some closure will come to those families who lost their sons and fathers on that day 73 years ago.  Aloha, Russ.

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Kauai Fire Department seeks more overtime funds - Hawaii News Now

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Kauai Fire Department seeks more overtime funds
Hawaii News Now
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - The Kauai Fire Department is seeking a 22 percent increase in overtime funds for the upcoming fiscal year.
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According to "The Garden Island" newspaper, the Kauai Fire Department spent more than $1.1 million in overtime expenses for fiscal year 2013.  Fire Department officials want $1.4 million to cover collective bargaining and training requirements.  Aloha, Russ.

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Slew of Celebrities Headline Big Island Chocolate Festival | Hawaii ...

Slew of Celebrities Headline Big Island Chocolate Festival | Hawaii ... | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
He recently made the news when he fashioned a massive chocolate cake to serve 15,000 revelers at the centennial celebration of Rodeo Drive. A Washington resident, Wressell was named Pastry Chef of ...
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The Food Network's "Mr. Chocolate", Jacques Torres is among the selected guest celebrities who will appear at "The Big Island Chocolate Festival" gala on Saturday, 03 May, 6-10 p.m., at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii.  Torres will lead a group of off-island chefs who will judge the evening's chocolate creations and participate in seminars on 02 and 03 May.  A very tasty event, indeed.  Aloha, Russ.

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Big Island Police Searching for Hilo Man Wanted on Parole Violation ...

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Big Island Police Searching for Hilo Man Wanted on Parole Violation. Posted on April 14, 2014 by Damon. Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public's help in locating a 42-year-old Hilo man wanted for a parole violation.
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Hawaii County police are searching for 42-year-old Dale Daniel Arruda, who is wanted for a parole violation.  He may be residing in the Puna District.  He is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police are urging residents to stay away from Arruda.  If you see him, call police at 935-3311.  Aloha, Russ.

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Big Island Chronicle » Blog Archive » Hawaii News — 2013 ...

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Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education (S.P.A.C.E.) display (courtesy of Recycle Hawaii). (Media release) — Recycle Hawai`i and Earth-Friendly Schools Hawai`i announce the recipients of the 2013 Keeping It Green ...
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The Keeping It Green Hawaii organization recognizes projects that "promote recycling, resource awareness and sustainable practice in Hawaii."  Awards for 2013 include The Green Hawaii Center for Sustainability and Going Green Recycling Community Clean-Up Program on Oahu, Hawaii Island's  Seaview Performing Arts For Education Program, and Hualalai Academy near Kailua-Kona.  Aloha, Russ.

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UH alumni first invited, then barred, from new recreation center - Hawaii News Now

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UH alumni first invited, then barred, from new recreation center Hawaii News Now The University of Hawaii-Manoa's new recreation center, which opened after 16 months of delays on Friday, is off limits to alumni for now, in spite of initial UH...
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First they could and now they can't.  The University of Hawaii - Manoa has gone back on its offer of giving a free two-week membership to alumni, faculty, and staff at the new $34 million Warrior Recreation Center on the Manoa Campus.  According to Lloyd Hisaka, the director of student services at UH-Manoa, the original press release was in error, saying the new center "wants to take care of students first, followed by faculty and staff."  State Senator Sam Slom says the miscommunication is "typical of UH projects."  I'm reminded of the comment made by a prison guard in the movie "Cool Hand Luke", where the guard, after shooting Paul Newman for escaping, said "What we have here is a failure to communicate."  This appears to be another case of the "left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing."  You tax dollars at work.  Aloha, Russ.

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State to change ID card, driver's license process - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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The cost of obtaining a state identification card and the documents required to get a driver's license in Hawaii will change beginning May 1st, the state Department of Transportation announced Tuesd (City announces changes to state ID card,...
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Effective 01 May 2014, the state of Hawaii will charge more for a state ID and will require two forms of personal identification to secure a driver's license.   A state ID will cost $40.00 on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island, with a fee of $5 per year.  Those applying for a driver's license must provide two forms of personal identification to prove principal residence in Hawaii.  Among the items qualifying as a personal ID include a current Hawaii state driver's license, a current voter registration card, a current utility bill, a current bank statement, a vehicle registration or title document, and certain income tax forms.  Aloha, Russ.

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10:25 AM - Free Hawai`i

FREE HAWAI`I TV THE FREE HAWAI`I BROADCASTING NETWORK "TOLD TO FOLD" What The People Said Filled The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs With Dread. OHA Was Told To Put Their Plans On Hold Because Everyoneʻs ...
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According to the Hawaiian Sovereignty website "freehawaii.blogspot.com", not all those attending OHA meetings on forming a Native Hawaiian Government agree that the current model advocated by the U.S. Department of the Interior is the best choice for Native Hawaiians.  This video clip shows some of the contentious debate raging over the sovereignty issue in Hawaii.  As the old saying goes, "Be careful what you wish for."  Perhaps the late cartoonist Walt Kelly of "Pogo" fame put it best:  "We have met the enemy and he is us."  Aloha, Russ.

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Astronomers find planet resembling Earth.

Kepler-186f orbits a star in an orbit that could sustain life as we know it.

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"Extremely high spatial resolution observations" from the 8-meter Gemini North telescope and adaptive optics observations from the 10-meter Keck II telescope atop the Mauna Kea summit were able to confirm the existence of the earth-like planet.  Keck Observatory Support Manager Bob Goodrich, who has been with the observatory for 18 years, told the "Hawaii Tribune-Herald" that employees there "were thrilled to help make such an important discovery."  Although many exoplanets have been found during the past decade, the discovery of Kepler-186f is the first Earth-sized planet to be found within a habitable region of another star.  The planet's discovery is "a momentous step in the ongoing search for life elsewhere in the universe.  Beam me up, Scotty!  Aloha, Russ.

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HAWAII WINS VISSLA ISA WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

HAWAII WINS VISSLA ISA WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Story, photos and video of Hawaii winning the 2014 Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Salinas, Ecuador. (Team Hawaii takes the Gold at the ISA World Jrs.
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Thanks to the outstanding performances of Tatiana Weston-Webb (Girls U18) and her team mate Mahina Maeda (Girls U16), Hawaii took the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships held from 05 April to 13 April in Salinas, Ecuador.  Both surfers turned in consistently high point totals to take their respective divisions.  Congratulations!  Aloha, Russ.

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Hawaii scientists consider changing tsunami warning requirements - KITV Honolulu

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Hawaii scientists consider changing tsunami warning requirements
KITV Honolulu
"So what that means is I've got to go back to the historical records and look at every tsunami that hit Hawaii and look at what lever of damage occurred," Fryer said.
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Gerald Fryer of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Oahu tells KITV 4 that scientists may change the requirements when it comes to sending out tsunami updates.  Fryer says there were two events "where we had to question whether a warning was necessary." Such unnecessary warnings often "equate to false alarms" for some people.  That's one of the reasons why scientists are "wondering if the threshold for a warning should be higher."  Equipped with more data, scientists believe it's time to take another look at how messages are sent through the warning system.  Aloha, Russ.

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State agency: Health exchange owes us $4.5M - Hawaii News Now

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State agency: Health exchange owes us $4.5M Hawaii News Now HONOLULU (AP) - Department of Human Services officials tell Hawaii lawmakers the agency may seek about $4.5 million from the Legislature next year to cover money owed by the state's...
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Department of Human Services Director Patricia McManaman says she will ask the state legislature to allocate $4.5 million next year "to cover money owed by the state's troubled health insurance exchange."  Earlier, Tom Matsuda, the director of the Hawaii Health Connector, told lawmakers that the "Exchange needs about $4.7 million next year and up to $9 million the year after to be financially viable."  Three guesses who will pay for this.  Aloha, Russ.

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County Council Finance Committee recommends purchase of Ka'u District land.

The Kaunamano property is valued at $10.8 million.

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According to reporter Erin Miller, the Hawaii County Council's Finance Committee is recommending that Hawaii County buy around 1,200 acres of Ka'u shoreline at Kaunamano for use as a public beach park.  Lehua Lopez-Mau, the former executive director of Na Ohana O Honuapo,  told council members that "Now is the time to purchase land for future use and future needs...whave a willing offer."  If the County Council approves the purchase, the area surrounding Kaunamano will be the largest beach park in the state.  Aloha, Russ.

 

Source:  Stephens Media Hawaii.

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Hilo charter school's build plans hit permit snag - Hawaii News Now

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Hilo charter school's build plans hit permit snag Hawaii News Now A lawyer for Connections New Century Public Charter School told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald he expects the county's Windward Planning Commission to accept the recommendation and deny...
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Hilo attorney Ted Hong, who represents "The Connections New Century Charter School, tells reporter Colin Stewart that he expects the Windward Planning Commission to accept a hearing officer's report and to deny a permit  for the school to build a facility on approximately 70 acres in upper Kaumana.  Hong says he will appeal that decision to the 3rd Circuit Court.  The hearing officer's report concluded that a full build-out campus would need more water than the school could access.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hawaii, Bali form sister state relationship - Colorado Springs Gazette

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Hawaii, Bali form sister state relationship
Colorado Springs Gazette
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii and the Indonesian province of Bali on Monday took a step toward forging closer ties by becoming sister states.
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Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has signed documents establishing a "sister-state" relationship between Hawaii and the Indonesian province of Bali.  In signing the two documents, Abercrombie noted several parallels between the two tropical areas, including "their respective histories as independent kingdoms."  Formal relationships such as "sister-states" and "sister-cities" raise Hawaii's international profile and stimulate Hawaii's economy.  Aloha, Russ.

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Full Video – Big Island Farmer Exposed as Sexual Predator | Hawaii ...

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In a breaking international news video, a Big Island farmer is found living in hiding in Florida, after his victims in Hawaii came forward to sue him for child sexual abuse. A VICE News exclusive investigation: Hippie guru Jay ...
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Here's the latest update on a child abuse story originally posted by news blogger Damon Tucker.  Former Hawaii Island resident Jay Ram was featured in a 30-minute film by Vice News, showing interviews with men who claim they were sexually abused by Jay Ram while they spent their teen years on Ram's farm  near Umauma almost 30 years ago.  The video contains "extensive footage on the Big Island and another communal farm in California where abuse is also alleged to have occurred."  According to Tucker, "The interviews, at times powerful and emotional depict the man as a 'hippie guru' who abused numerous boys placed in his care while creating a 'Lord of the Flies' environment."  The men were allowed to file a lawsuit against Jay Ram because of a "two - year window the state granted victims of abuse for cases outside the statute of limitations."  You can download the video by visiting https://news.vice.com/video/love-serve-surrender. ; Aloha, Russ.

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Big Island Police Participating in National “Take-Back Initiative ...

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The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative being sponsored in Hawaiʻi by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Department of the ...
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Thanks to news blogger Damon Tucker for this update.  The Hawaii County Police Department is urging residents to participate in a "nationwide prescription take-back initiative" sponsored by the EPA, the state attorney general's office, and the Department of Public Safety.  On 26 April 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can return unused and expired medications to the Komohana Medical Center Complex in Hilo or to the Kona Police Station parking lot.  One of the program's goals is to keep unused medications out of the water supply and away from the ocean.  Aloha, Russ.

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American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes - Hawaii News Now

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American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes
Hawaii News Now
Tourism officials are also warning visitors heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific about halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii.
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American Samoa has reopened its public schools, after an outbreak of conjunctivitis or pink eye forced the closure of schools for a 10-day period.  Education Department Director Salu Hunkin-Finau said the school shutdown helped contain the spread of the highly infectious condition.  Travelers heading for American Samoa should take special precautions.  Left untreated, pink eye can make you ill and possibly ruin your eyesight.  Aloha, Russ.

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Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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NEW YORK >> A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.The young adults who volunteered for t (Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers - Hawaii...
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The author of a "small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain", which could indicate future psychological or medical problems for those who smoke "pot".  Dr. Hans Breiter, one of the study's authors, tells the Associated Press that "things like a lack of focus and impaired judgment" could point the way to future medical issues for smokers.  Scientists conducting studies on the health affects of marijuana say more studies are needed to establish a link between brain damage and the smoking of marijuana.  At the very least, the residue from marijuana smoking will deposit chemical byproducts on the smoker's throat and lungs.  You must ask yourself if smoking marijuana is worth the health risk.  Aloha, Russ.

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