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Tropical Storm Warning for Maui and Hawaii County Posted as Darby Approaches

Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation ahead of Tropical Storm Darby’s potential landfall tomorrow.
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Weekend Programming on HPR2

Weekend Programming on HPR2

courtesy of Nik Lacchin

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the local non-profit Alea Bridge and the all-volunteer organization’s efforts to assist the homeless in the Aloha State, ranked as the single worst homeless crisis anywhere in the United States, per capita. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Alea Bridge spokesperson Phil Acosta about their mission and upcoming July 30th fundraiser.

Faye Archambeau

Joan Osborne has performed a few private shows in the Aloha State, but right now she's in the midst of her first real tour of Hawaii. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence caught up with her during the first portion of the tour, a run of dates at the Blue Note Hawaii through Sunday.

Kuana Torres kahele
Kuana Torres Kahele

  Kuana Torres Kahele was born in Hilo, and raised by his grandmother;  close to nature, with music, hula, and Hawaiian language in his everyday life.  As part of Na Palapalai, and now in his solo career, Kahele invigorates Hawai‘i’s music scene with energy, tight harmonies, and new compositions.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes a look at his latest project, original songs and chants for each Hawaiian island.

Now that the Public Utilities Commission has rejected the NextEra acquisition of HECO, what’s next for our electric utilities? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Last Friday, the PUC gave its long-awaited answer to whether or not Florida-based NextEra Energy could buy the three utilities currently owned by Hawaiian Electric Industries.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State and City of Honolulu are implementing separate plans to address homelessness and affordable rental housing.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Hawaii Polo Club
Hawaii Polo Club

For 53 years the Hawai‘i Polo Club has hosted matches on its field on Oahu’s North Shore.

The organization hosts 3 polo matches each Sunday during its 4 month season which is currently running until September with teams and players from around the world fly in to compete against local teams from each Hawaiian island.

Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is requesting $9 million to fund local projects around the country to benefit fish habitat restoration projects.

The Community-based Restoration Program distributes funding to seventeen different costal and marine habitat restoration efforts.

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NOAA

Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation ahead of Tropical Storm Darby’s potential landfall tomorrow.  

Flickr / jdnx
Flickr / jdnx

When it comes to Honolulu condominium sales, Ala Moana and Kaka‘ako remain king. That’s according to a new report that compares housing trends in neighborhoods across Oahu. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

The report, issued by the Honolulu Board of Realtors, found that condo sales in Ala Moana and Kaka‘ako were particularly strong last month. Compared to June of last year, sales for units rose by 42 percent. And the median sales price jumped nearly $300,000 —a 71 percent increase.

Wayne Yoshioka

U.S. Representative from Hawai’i, K. Mark Takai, passed away today in Honolulu following a 9-month battle with pancreatic cancer.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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courtesy of Nik Lacchin

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the local non-profit Alea Bridge and the all-volunteer organization’s efforts to assist the homeless in the Aloha State, ranked as the single worst homeless crisis anywhere in the United States, per capita. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Alea Bridge spokesperson Phil Acosta about their mission and upcoming July 30th fundraiser.

Faye Archambeau

Joan Osborne has performed a few private shows in the Aloha State, but right now she's in the midst of her first real tour of Hawaii. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence caught up with her during the first portion of the tour, a run of dates at the Blue Note Hawaii through Sunday.

Kuana Torres kahele
Kuana Torres Kahele

  Kuana Torres Kahele was born in Hilo, and raised by his grandmother;  close to nature, with music, hula, and Hawaiian language in his everyday life.  As part of Na Palapalai, and now in his solo career, Kahele invigorates Hawai‘i’s music scene with energy, tight harmonies, and new compositions.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes a look at his latest project, original songs and chants for each Hawaiian island.

Now that the Public Utilities Commission has rejected the NextEra acquisition of HECO, what’s next for our electric utilities? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Last Friday, the PUC gave its long-awaited answer to whether or not Florida-based NextEra Energy could buy the three utilities currently owned by Hawaiian Electric Industries.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State and City of Honolulu are implementing separate plans to address homelessness and affordable rental housing.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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