States scale back food stamp benefits even as prices soar

DES MOINES, Iowa — Month by month, more of the roughly 40 million Americans who get help buying groceries through the federal food stamp program are seeing their benefits plunge even as the nation struggles with the biggest increase in food costs in decades.

My Turn: Referendum needed for Captain Cook name proposal

There has been some debate within the Legislature on House Concurrent Resolution 27, which would request the U.S. Census Bureau and the County of Hawaii to re-designate the name of Captain Cook to Ka‘awaloa. The debate on the name change stems from many other social conversations, such as: the name change of McKinley High school on Oahu and the name changes and statue removal across the United States. Hawaii has a very unique socio-political history that traces back to before the formation of its Kingdom by King Kamehameha the Great.