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Asian students and political science professor aren't worried about North Korean missile tests

Governments and news centers have reacted with caution to North Korea's most recent missile launching and nuclear tests, but Asian BYU-Hawaii students said they aren't worried about the sword rattling because it’s been happening for a long time.

Alumni among millions to see total eclipse, say it was worth the effort to experience it

Watching the sun disappear during daylight, feeling the temperature drop suddenly, being surrounded by a 360-degree midday sunset, and marveling at God’s creations were some of the experiences millions had – as well as members of the BYU-Hawaii ohana - as a total solar eclipse swept across Americ

Political science professor says Trump's foreign aid budget cuts more harmful than helpful

Randall Blimes, assistant professor of political science at BYU-Hawaii, said U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to cut foreign aid could result in less diplomatic power with other nations, potential casualties to citizens of other nations who receive medical help, and allies becoming enemies.

International political science majors say Texas bill banning sanctuary cities adds safety but unconstitutional

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 4, which requires law enforcement and campus police departments to honor ICE detainers and bans any rules preventing authorities from enforcing immigration laws or asking someone about their immigration status, according to KVUE news.

Mormon scholars critical of Trump immigration ban, compare it to 19th century treatment of Mormons

Mormon scholars have released a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit comparing the treatment of early Latter-Day Saints to President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants from six mostly-Muslim nations, according to the Washington Post.

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