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Technology: Hawai‘i’s Code Challenge

The state of Hawaii knows its technology infrastructure is behind the times. Now government officials are reaching out to the tech community for help. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.
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This week Helping Hand welcomes back Hawaii Fido Service Dogs, a non-profit devoted to assisting the disabled with service dogs.

Rickie Lee Jones is returning to the Aloha State for a tour that starts August 3 on Kauai, before hitting Waimea August 5,  Hilo August 6, Honolulu August 7, and Wailuku August 9 and 10.

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A coalition of community and environmental groups are challenging the Navy on plans to use two Pacific islands for bombing and live-fire training. The lawsuit was filed in Saipan. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

The two islands in question are Pagan and Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands. That’s where the Navy is proposing a military test site.

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The state of Hawaii knows its technology infrastructure is behind the times. Now government officials are reaching out to the tech community for help. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.


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   Award winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye grew up in Palestine, Jerusalem, and San Antonio.  She has traveled the world leading writing workshops and inspiring readers and writers of all ages.  Rooted in her experience as a Palestinian American, Nye addresses international politics, immigration, identity, and other issues with a poet’s particular ability to connect.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa interviewed her at Shangri-La, where Nye is currently Artist in Residence.

     

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The candidates for Honolulu Mayor are running out of time with a little more than 2 weeks remaining until the Primary Election, August 13.    But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, many voters are already casting their ballots.

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Congressman K. Mark Takai passed away last week with nearly 6 months left in his term.   Takai’s chosen successor is now gearing up her campaign to regain her seat.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Andrew Nash / Flickr

State Department of Health officials are investigating a case of Hepatitis A on Hawai‘i island.  That pushes the number of confirmed cases to 93. 

An employee of Sushi Shiono in Waikoloa tested positive... and all other employees were cleared.  DOH officials say the restaurant is safe, but they are asking patrons who visited the shop from July 5th through July 21st to watch for symptoms.

Dr. Melissa Viray is the Deputy State Epidemiologist for the DOH.

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

Supporters of the expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea marine sanctuary have rejected a proposal from the Western Pacific Fisheries Council.  WESPAC proposed allowing long-line fishing within the monument, and added the expansion would cause economic hardship on fisherman.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs expressed support for the expansion, but trustee Peter Apo broke ranks in favor of the fisherman.  He questions why environmentalists are rushing to pass the expansion. 

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noe tanigawa

  Ever wonder what the summer’s been like on Lāna‘i? The weather’s been a little warmer than usual, but otherwise, the Pine Lads finished their softball season as league champs, the Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i at Mānele is nearly done, and the opening for Kō‘ele Lodge has been pushed back to next year.  Folks on Lana'i would like it if you'd head over and see how things are going for yourself.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa checked in on preparations for Fifth Friday celebrations, which include a Pokemon Go! Tournament.

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courtesy of Nik Lacchin

This week Helping Hand welcomes back Hawaii Fido Service Dogs, a non-profit devoted to assisting the disabled with service dogs.

Rickie Lee Jones is returning to the Aloha State for a tour that starts August 3 on Kauai, before hitting Waimea August 5,  Hilo August 6, Honolulu August 7, and Wailuku August 9 and 10.

Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons

A coalition of community and environmental groups are challenging the Navy on plans to use two Pacific islands for bombing and live-fire training. The lawsuit was filed in Saipan. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

The two islands in question are Pagan and Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands. That’s where the Navy is proposing a military test site.

Pixabay Commons
Pixabay Commons

The state of Hawaii knows its technology infrastructure is behind the times. Now government officials are reaching out to the tech community for help. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.


Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  

 

   Award winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye grew up in Palestine, Jerusalem, and San Antonio.  She has traveled the world leading writing workshops and inspiring readers and writers of all ages.  Rooted in her experience as a Palestinian American, Nye addresses international politics, immigration, identity, and other issues with a poet’s particular ability to connect.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa interviewed her at Shangri-La, where Nye is currently Artist in Residence.

     

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