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The 11th annual Honolulu Book and Music Festival takes place this weekend on the grounds of Honolulu Hale. The two day event mixes books, storytelling and music to promote literacy and culture.

More than fifty authors, poets, and storytellers will discuss their recent work on a variety of panels.  On the main stage… Hawaiian musicians and hula hālaus will entertain festival goers. New this year is a wellness discussion with leaders from the Buddhist community.  Dave Deluca is the board chair of the Honolulu Book and Music Festival.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

So far this year, there have been eight pedestrians killed on O‘ahu’s roads. Advocates say one solution includes revamping streets to make them safer for all users, whether on bike, car or foot.

Jared Christenot meets me on a busy Kalihi street, outside Kaewai Elementary. He works at Kōkua Kalihi Valley, a nonprofit community health center. That busy street we’re on, Kamehameha IV Road, connects Likelike highway with North School Street. Big semis and trucks whizz by the largely residential neighborhood. Next door is a middle school and a district park.

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Wikipedia Commons

Governor David Ige says the biggest outbreak of dengue fever ever recorded in Hawai‘i appears to be over.

Ige says state officials still need to be vigilant about controlling mosquitoes….but he thanked lawmakers for restoring funding for positions to battle the outbreak.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority CEO George Szigeti said the today’s announcement is a vote of confidence for visitors to the state and to Hawai‘i Island.

The outbreak of dengue fever started in September….and sickened a total of 264 people. The last case was reported on March 17th.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee focused on the Audit of Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project today.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Pixabay Commons

In Hawai‘i, five-percent of children under the age of 18 has a parent who’s behind bars…that’s around 16,000 kids.

These findings come from a new report from the Anne E. Casey Foundation, which addresses the impact of children whose parents are incarcerated. 

According to the study, more than five-million-children in the US are separated from a parent who is behind bars.  As a result… children are financially and socially impacted… making them prone to repeat bad habits.

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