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A joint legislative committee conducted a hearing on the status of federal funding for impoverished residents throughout the state. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

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Hawaiian sunsets are heaven for any photographer…if you can capture it. Learning how to photograph Hawaiʻiʻs natural beauty doesn’t have to take place in a classroom either.

Social photography events are a popular way for amateur photographers to polish their skills and socialize at the same time. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi met up with local photographers for a Sunset Photo Walk.

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Steve A Johnson / Flickr

The west side of the Big Island has had water trouble all year. Customers in North Kona remain under mandatory restrictions—cutting their use by 25 percent. But relief should be on the way in a couple of months.  HPR contributing reporter Sherry Bracken has more from Kona.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Department of Transportation is leading an effort to remove homeless encampments near major traffic corridors. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Holo Holo Charters / Flickr

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

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park / Flickr

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

Asia Pacific Dance Festival
Asia Pacific Dance Festival

Dance is amazingly different across cultures,  and social scientists say a culture’s beliefs and values are expressed in dance.   The 2017 Asia Pacific Dance Festival at UH Mānoa is an opportunity to enjoy the people and dances of Hawai‘i, Korea, and Tonga, and, for the first time, Hawai‘i chefs will add to the cross cultural appreciation.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State Legislature is scheduled to convene in Special Session next month to discuss continued funding for Honolulu’s Rail Transit System.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, legislative leaders remain hopeful they will be able to reach an agreement on a funding source. 

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‘Ulupalakua Ranch on Maui is best known for its winery and cowboy culture, but not its Hawaiian dry forest. A 20-year forest restoration project on Ranch lands is changing that. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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For Stargazer, we hear about a Mauna Kea discovery relating to rogue black holes at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

Dover Air Force Base
Dover Air Force Base

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

Donavon Frankenreiter returns to perform through Saturday night at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki. When he was there in February, we recorded a fun All Things Considered interview/performance session in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence. Today we enjoy a flashback to that as a little Friday treat.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter ahead of five area walks to raise funds and awareness about one of the most frightening conditions for patients, and equally stressful for caregivers.

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In the world of hula, Hilo has the Merrie Monarch Festival and Honolulu has the Keiki Hula Competition. For the past 42 years, Keiki Hula has cultivated the next generation of hula dancers – some as young as five years old. The group competition kicks off tonight with traditional hula. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

Sprinkler Retrofits: A Local Job?

Jul 21, 2017
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It’s now been a week since fire broke out at the Marco Polo condominium complex in Honolulu, killing three people.  This week, Honolulu’s mayor and the City Council are calling for older condominiums to be retrofitted with sprinklers. Pacific Business News took a look at whether such work could be done. PBN managing editor Janis Magin has more.

Wayne Yoshioka

A summer of resistance is the overarching theme to protest the Trump and Pence Administration in Hawai'i.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended a rally earlier this month and covered both sides of the story.

Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR).
Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR).

On the Diamond Head end of Waikīkī, crowds of up to a hundred people have been reported along the boundaries set up on Kaimana beach to protect a monk seal and her pup.  The pup, born between June 27 and 28, is growing and getting stronger, prompting new and broader warnings from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

More than 13-hundred people are taking part in the 3-day Hawai'i Conservation Conference in Honolulu this week.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended one of the sessions and filed this report.  

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An experiment in community-based fishery management is underway on Kauaʻi’s north shore. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story from Hāʻena, Kauaʻi.

Wayne Yoshioka

City Lawmakers will be considering a bill next month that could require the installation of fire sprinkler systems in older residential condominiums.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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noe tanigawa

One of the great pleasures of living in a place, is learning the stories about its nooks and crannies.  In HPR’s Hometown collection, we visit places of historical or cultural interest  that may be easy to miss.  Today in Hometown Honolulu, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visits a memorial right outside the State Archives, and a petroglyph site in Nu‘uanu.

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The devastating fire at the Marco Polo Condominium left 3 residents dead and more than a dozen injured, Friday.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, residents and lawmakers are now looking at requiring automatic fire sprinkler systems in all high rise condominiums to prevent another tragedy.

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

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A community of traditional salt makers on Kauaʻi is navigating the impacts of climate change on the generations-old practice. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

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This week Aloha Harvest return to Helping Hand to discuss the innovative way this nonprofit rescues an average of three-tons of food each day, then donates it to 170+ food pantries, shelters and other organizations feeding the needy in the Aloha State. There are lots of ways to help them, including some supported by local musician and philanthropist Jack Johnson.

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Hawai‘i’s unemployment rate remains below three percent. And while that’s good news for the state’s economy, it’s creating a challenge for many businesses that are struggling to find good help. We get more from Pacific Business News editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier.

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noe tanigawa

Hawai‘i is a famously mixed plate of different cultural cuisines, and on the music scene, there’s a local band that is adding in some African influences.  Drawing on vibrant contemporary music from Senegal, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Mali, HPRs Noe Tanigawa says Jamarek is creating a new local hybrid.

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This week, Governor Ige rejected 13 of the 15 bills that were on his intent to veto list. That included the contentious sustainable aquarium fish collection bill. Governor Ige sat down with HPR’s Beth-Ann Kozlovich to talk about the vetoed bills, the upcoming special legislative session and more.

 

 

Wayne Yoshioka

The Federal District Court in Honolulu did not approve the pre-trial release of the Hawai’i-based soldier charged with acts of terrorism.  But the soldier’s attorney requested and was granted a key motion.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

The Voice of Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, took time for a conversation with HPR All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence ahead of their debut concert in the Aloha State.

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