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Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

Highly contested local races ended with few surprises last night.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Outrigger Hotels Sold

Nov 8, 2016
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clohr / Flickr

One of Hawai‘i’s largest hotel chains has been sold.

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts will be purchased by K-S-L Capital Partners—a private equity group. Although terms were not disclosed.  The transaction includes all of Outrigger's hotels, condominiums, and vacation resort properties.

Hawai‘i 2016 Election Results

Nov 8, 2016
Nick Yee
Nick Yee

Follow the national election results with NPR as the story develops across the country. HPR will cover the state and local race results and post them here as they become available. 

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The Kauaʻi duo of Kūpaoa, Kellen and Līhau Paik, have released a new album of Hawaiian music called Hoʻokele. They stopped by 'Kanikapila Sunday' to talk about it and to play songs in our studio. Līhau Paik says she wrote the title song for her father, who’s a mentor in her life.

Election Coverage 2016

Nov 8, 2016
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Follow the national election results with NPR as the story develops across the country. HPR will cover the state and local race results and post them here as they become available.

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Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

A group opposing the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is appealing to the state’s highest court for the second time. The group Mauna Kea Anaina Hou filed a notice of appeal with the Hawaii Supreme Court Monday evening.

Wayne Yoshioka

More than 150-thousand Hawaii registered voters have already cast their General Election ballots.   That, according to elections officials.  Meanwhile, Hawai’i Democrats and Republicans made their last big push this weekend prior to precinct voting Tuesday.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

This week we learn about a new space telescope.

Kanani Ah Van
Kanani Ah Van

For the second year in a row, the Maui Interscholastic League football champions come from Moloka‘i. It’s an eight-man team—with a long road to success. Catherine Cluett Pactol has more on their story from the Moloka‘i Dispatch.

Oiwi TV / Naalehu Anthony
Oiwi TV / Naalehu Anthony

After three weeks of dry dock, Hōkūle‘a has a fresh coat of paint and is ready to return to the water. The voyaging canoe will continue on the Intracoastal Waterway and sail next to Miami, Florida. We caught up with crew member Moani Hemuli as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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This week on Helping Hand we have a returning guest: Special Olympics Hawaii is back to discuss their programs for those with intellectual disabilities and their loved ones, and how we can support them, ahead of their sold out Over the Edge fundraiser tomorrow. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Tracey Bender, Special Olympics Hawaii Director of Development.

Jasmine Takanikos
Jasmine Takanikos

Today, everyone who uses social media is, in effect, creating an image and a brand; activities that used to be the domain of advertising agencies.  The next HPR ThinkSpot with the Honolulu Museum of Art focuses on two successful entrepreneurs, jeweler Bliss Lau and branding and marketing strategist Jasmine Takanikos, who will share tips on centering your brand, as an entrepreneur or as an individual.

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David Goehring / Flickr

Over the years, solar energy has become part of the landscape of Hawai‘i. But contraction in the industry has left some customers in the lurch. From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has the story.

L. Paul Mann

For decades the band America have had a strong connection to the islands. Aside from doing sold out shows across the Aloha State, including at the Blaisdell Arena, the group also recorded 1977's "Harbor" on Kauai with legendary Beatles producer George Martin at the helm.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State is in the initial stages of studies and plans to build a new jail in Honolulu.  But before it’s fully funded, a task force is studying if a new facility is needed.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

According to the Wall Street Journal, poke is one of the culinary trends of 2016. The popular raw-fish dish has taken the mainland by storm, with poke shops popping up across the country. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on why this Hawaiian staple is gaining a national following.

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Hawai’i isn’t the only state with a shortage of doctors.  But physicians say lawmakers need to do more to recruit and retain doctors here.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Prince William is headed into the Asia Pacific on a solo mission… to defend two animals facing extinction due almost entirely to consumers there. Kensington Palace has announced the Prince will visit Vietnam, the capital of rhino horn use and a major destination for elephant ivory, November 17 and 18, where he will attend the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Hawaiian food is having its moment on the mainland. And it’s not all poke shops. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on how one New York restaurant is elevating island favorites.

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Hollyn Johnson / Pool

A Big Island jury found Mayor Billy Kenoi not guilty on all counts today on his alleged misuse of his county issued purchasing card.     HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Memories of the Hui Panala‘au

Nov 1, 2016
Courtesy of Noelle Kahanu
Courtesy of Noelle Kahanu

Hawai‘i lost a part of its living history last month. Paul Phillips passed away at the age of 94. He was the last survivor of a U.S. government project that sent scores of young men from Hawai‘i to colonize islands in the South Pacific. We get more perspective on the project and its aftermath from HPR Guest Commentator Noelle Kahanu.

Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.
Thirty Meter Telescope Corp.

A $1.4 billion telescope planned for construction on Mauna Kea could move to another site. Officials from the Thirty Meter Telescope have selected the Canary Islands in Spain as the TMT’s alternate location if a permit for Hawai‘i is not granted by early next year.

Wayne Yoshioka

Climate Change and the accompanying sea level rise are on the radar of U-H Researchers and State and City Planners.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this update.

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This week on Stargazer, we’ll hear about what to look for in our dark island skies as well about how a 1976 mission to Mars has resurfaced in the news as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

       

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This week on Helping Hand we hear about a special event at HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio on December 22nd: the Helping Hand for the Homeless benefit concert with Jake Shimabukuro, supporting the Honolulu-area homeless services provider coalition Partners in Care.

PBS Hawaii
PBS Hawaii

When it comes to local food, chef Ed Kenney is a familiar face. But he’s been getting a lot more exposure as the host of the PBS show “Family Ingredients.” Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Catherine Cluett Pactol
Catherine Cluett Pactol

The Moloka‘i Ferry made its final trip between Kaunakakai and Lahaina yesterday, carrying Moloka‘i’s football team to its last game of the season. Catherine Cluett-Pactol reports from The Moloka‘i Dispatch.

MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER

A date has been set for the transition of three state-run medical facilities on Maui. The Board of Directors of the Maui regional Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation voted that starting July 1, 2017, Kaiser will take over operations. 

Pacific Harp Project
Pacific Harp Project

A local group is attempting a new way to bridge the gap between the classical and the modern.  Pacific Harp Project combines the traditional repertoire of the harp with the improvisational nature of jazz.

Wayne Yoshioka

The completion of the Rail Transit System is the central issue in the race for Honolulu Mayor.   But a Fact Check by HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reveals, the future of rail is not in the hands of the City’s chief executive.

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