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Many of Hawaii’s public schools are starting their second week back in session this week, but students aren’t the only ones facing new challenges.

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Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Army is seeking public comment on a proposed plan to expand a program to save an endangered native bird species.

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NPS Photos

You can now support Hawaiʻi’s national parks with new specialty license plates for your car.

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Wikimedia Commons

A meeting is being held today on Molokai to discuss plans for a former bombing range.

Holo Holo Charters / Flickr
Holo Holo Charters / Flickr

A meeting on the Lehua rat eradication project is being held on Kauai tonight.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park / Flickr
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park / Flickr

Two native plant species are thriving today in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.

Dover Air Force Base
Dover Air Force Base

Maui’s electronic recycling program should reopen August 5th after being closed for several weeks.

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Wikimedia Commons

A new system will help forecast the effects of sea level rise and waves in West Maui.

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Wikimedia Commons

Honolulu has made another one of those top ten lists.

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Paradigm Talent Agency

One of the most anticipated films of the summer is premiering today, and one of its stars is from Hawaii.

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Wikimedia Commons

A Maui community is raising awareness on how to drive along the Hana Highway.

Hawai‘i DLNR
Hawai‘i DLNR

A new study will determine if oysters can improve water quality in Pearl Harbor.

Flickr / Governor David Y. Ige
Flickr / Governor David Y. Ige

Hawaii is the first state in the nation to implement parts of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Autumn Ness
Autumn Ness

A pilot program on Maui looks to use goats to manage weeds on the shoulders of some State Highways.

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Hawaiʻi Community College

A decade before Habitat for Humanity debuted in Americus, Georgia, students began tackling affordable housing in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

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Flickr / aaronparecki

Neighbor island schools have an opportunity to win a little money.

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Wikimedia Commons

The Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument is under review by the Department of the Interior…and the public will be able submit comments.

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Wikimedia Commons

Scientists are saying not to trust a popular method to treat Portuguese Man o’ War stings.

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Wikimedia Commons

Experts are saying it’s too late to eradicate an invasive plant on the Big Island.

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Wikimedia Commons

The state Department of Health is advising caution for Oahu residents who have recently eaten poke or ahi from a series of local stores and restaurants.

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Wikimedia Commons

Hawaiʻi’s first ever small business conference is being held on Maui this week.

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Wikimedia Commons

A case of a harmful honey bee disease has popped up on the Big Island.

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Wikipedia

A community coalition is speaking out against Maui’s new alcohol law.

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Wikimedia Commons

An assessment of Hawaii’s reef fish populations shows that 11 species are possibly overfished.

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USFWS - Pacific Region / Flickr

Conservationists are trying to establish a Black-footed albatross colony on Oahu’s North Shore.

Ricardo Ramirez
Ricardo Ramirez

A recent release of data and measurements of distant planets is marking a change for the astronomical community.

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Trump has been postponed.

Rep. Beth Fukumoto / Facebook
Rep. Beth Fukumoto / Facebook

Representative Beth Fukumoto is weighing whether to stay in Hawai‘i’s Republican Party. It’s a decision that has brought her the attention of national media. She sat down with The Conversation’s Beth-Ann Kozlovich to talk about her evolving relationship with her party and whether there should now be a parting of the ways.

Wonderheads
Wonderheads

The University of Hawaii Outreach College is presenting a unique single person theater experience.

“Loon” is a one person play presented by the theatrical group Wonderheads.  The unlikely love story follows a lonely janitor who dreams of traveling to the moon.  It’s performed in a large papier-mâché mask, using only body expressions to tell the story. 

Sierra Club Hawaii
Sierra Club Hawaii

The Hawaii Democratic Party is pulling its business from First Hawaiian Bank in support of Dakota pipeline protests.  First Hawaiian’s principal shareholder is BNP Paribas, a French bank that owns 82% of the company.  BNP Paribas is one of 17 banks investing in the Dakota Access Pipeline, and has individually invested more than $400 million dollars into the project.

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