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Flickr / LuxTonnerre

Feds Finalize Rule on a Native Hawaiian Government

The U.S. Department of the Interior has finalized a rule that creates a pathway to federal recognition for Native Hawaiians. The process began two years ago, and included thousands of pieces of testimony from listening sessions across the state and on the mainland.
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National and World News

Ex-Wells Fargo Employees Sue, Allege They Were Punished For Not Breaking Law

Former Wells Fargo employees who say they were fired for following the law have filed a class-action lawsuit seeking $2.6 billion in damages as the fallout continues over the creation of millions of secret, unauthorized bank accounts.Two employees are named in the lawsuit, filed on behalf of all the bank's employees in the past 10 years who were penalized for not making sales quotas.As The Two-Way has reported, Wells Fargo settled with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this...
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Flickr / LuxTonnerre
Flickr / LuxTonnerre

The U.S. Department of the Interior has finalized a rule that creates a pathway to federal recognition for Native Hawaiians. The process began two years ago, and included thousands of pieces of testimony from listening sessions across the state and on the mainland.

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

According to the World Wildlife Fund, more than 90% of the plants and animals inhabiting Hawaii are native to this place, and a greater variety of fish exist in Hawaiian waters than anywhere else.  Protecting these plants and creatures can seem overwhelming, but individuals do find ways to make a difference.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on one such case.


Herb Neufeld / Flickr
Herb Neufeld / Flickr

Shipping is Hawaii’s lifeline and our major shippers have been investing millions this year to keep their fleets up to speed. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief, A. Kam Napier, has more.

International Pacific Research Center
International Pacific Research Center

Our ancient ancestors may have migrated from Africa a lot earlier than previously thought.

Scientist with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are using computer simulations to show how climate change influenced migration for Homo sapiens over the past 125,000 years. The model simulates ice-ages, abrupt climate change and captures the arrival times of Homo sapiens in the Eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, Southern China, and Australia in close agreement with paleoclimate reconstructions and fossil and archaeological evidence.

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i has some of the toughest gun laws and the lowest number of firearm-related violence in the nation, according to the American Journal of Medicine.   So what should lawmakers do to make it safer for the public?   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka explores that question in his final report on the AR-15:  America’s Semi-Automatic Rifle.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Flcikr - Mark Knoke

The Conversation: Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Reestablishing a Hawaiian Government; ‘Fighting the Shadow War’; Wastewater in West Hawaii
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Kulani Cone Updates

East Hawaii Update as of September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
Photo Credit: Don Mussell

With this week’s fair weather, engineers have resumed work on the antenna installation and related microwave transmitters. Steel reinforcements and other maintenance work are also in progress. Next steps: testing and having the signal “settle in” and a final round of FCC approvals. We’re ever closer, watch this space for updates.   

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Kāne is the Hawaiian word for “man.” You see this often in names like Kāneʻohe, which means “bamboo man,” and in many family names as well. It is also used for “male, husband, male sweetheart, and masculine.”

HPR-Produced Music Shows

The Early Muse with Ian Capps

Sundays at 9 PM on HPR-1 There is a wonderful richness and variety in Western music before the year 1700. The Early Muse is a weekly one-hour program conceived by HPR's Director of Operations Charles Husson and music volunteer Ian Capps, author and host of the program. Its aim is to bring to life for listeners the 500 formative years of European music from Medieval chant and troubadour songs, through the rich polyphony of Renaissance sacred and secular music, and into the Baroque 'revolution'...
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