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Banning aquarium fishing wrong for Hawaii

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:57:03 GMT

For decades, many local people have relied on aquarium fishing for their livelihood. This industry has created jobs in rural areas with few employment opportunities, such as on the Island of Hawaii and the Waianae Coast on Oahu.

2017 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award winners

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:42:52 GMT

The enduring appeal of printed books shone in the winners announced Thursday at the 2017 Ka Palapala Pookela book awards hosted by the Hawai'i Book Publishers Association at the Arts at Marks Garage in Chinatown. The Samuel M. Kamakau Award for Hawai'i Book of the Year was awarded to "Hanau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names" , written and compiled by kumu hula and social studies teacher Collette Leimomi Akana with her daughter Kiele Gonzalez, illustrated by Sig Zane and designed and produced by Barbara Pope Book Design.

About Town: 6-22-17

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:47:26 GMT

The congresswoman will be joined by representatives of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, Hawaii Island Civil Defense Agency and others. They will answer questions, discuss the forecast for the upcoming hurricane season and discuss preparing emergency kits.

Hawaii lawmaker switches to Democrat after criticizing Trump

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:02:14 GMT

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Chickpeas show promise as beneficial crop in Hawaii

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:02:13 GMT

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources conducted growth trials for the past two years of more than 20 varieties of chickpeas at six locations on five islands, including Hawaii island. Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources conducted growth trials for the past two years of more than 20 varieties of chickpeas at six locations on five islands, including Hawaii island.

Hawaii lawmaker switches to Democrat after criticizing Trump

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:02:12 GMT

A Hawaii lawmaker who was ousted from her leadership post in the Republican Party after criticizing President Donald Trump has been accepted by the state's Democrats . Fukumoto was minority leader in the Hawaii House and was considered a rising star in the Republican Party.

Closing an estate tax loophole?

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:59:25 GMT

One of the bills our Legislature sent up to Gov. David Ige to be signed, which is almost certain to become law because the Department of Taxation sponsored it, is one to close an estate tax "loophole." The issue isn't as simple as it might seem, however.

Volcano Watch: HVO's masked geologist heads north to Alaska

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:45:52 GMT

In recent photos of a U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist collecting lava samples, you might have noticed the face mask that's worn to protect exposed skin from the intense radiant heat. The mask also conceals the wearer's identity, raising the question, "Who is that masked geologist?" Though not intentional, the concealment is fine with Tim Orr, the geologist behind the mask, who prefers to avoid the limelight.

Oahu residents wary about hotel public-shoreline easement

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 05:45:05 GMT

Oahu residents attended a neighborhood board meeting on Thursday to share how they feel about the Kahala Hotel & Resort's attempts to obtain a rare, nonexclusive easement to use about an acre of public shoreline for commercial enterprises. The Oahu hotel's Japan-based owner hopes to spend $900,000 to improve an 115,434-square-foot area of land, including leasehold and state beach lands, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported .

Hawaii Astronomical Observatory Case Goes to Supreme Court

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:32:22 GMT

The case of whether or not an astronomical observatory can be built on land claimed to be sacred by Native Hawaiians is on its way back to the state Supreme Court. The high court accepted an appeal earlier this month of a lower court ruling that vacated the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory's sublease for 6 acres on Mauna Kea.

Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage HONOLULU...

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:06:47 GMT

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Hawaii trail blazes the race to universal basic income

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:51:38 GMT

Father's Day getaway! Trump heads to 'very rustic' Camp David instead of his usual boltholes for the first time as President, with Melania, Barron and the in-laws in tow 'Hopelessly deadlocked': Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is declared a MISTRIAL after jury fails to agree on all counts after 53 hours of deliberation - but prosecution says he WILL be retried as soon as posisble Camille Cosby calls prosecutors 'heinously and exploitevly ambitious' and accuses judge of 'overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the DA' in extraordinary written statement immediately after her husband's mistrial What happens to Bill Cosby now? D.A. to seek a 'do-over' retrial as soon as possible - as he dismisses cost concerns, saying: 'You can't put a price tag on justice' 'It's too early to celebrate, Mr Cosby!' Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred vows 'round two' - after the comedian's lawyer tells her ... (more)

Teaming up to fight fire ants

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:31:41 GMT

What started as a grassroots effort in one Holualoa community to combat the proliferation of little fire ants among neighbors has sprawled into a county-wide partnership generating prevention and management efforts up the Kohala Coast. Little Fire Ant Hui, founded by Holualoa resident Carolyn Dillon, coordinated with Hawaii Ant Lab to provide a free workshop for 33 representatives of several resorts and golf courses across West Hawaii Thursday morning at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

The Latest: Authorities say escaped Georgia inmates captured

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 02:33:50 GMT

Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Geo... . CORRECTS SOURCE TO GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IN SIGNOFF- This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections Tuesday, June 13, 2017, shows inmate Donnie Russell Rowe.

Hawaii Self Storage Awards 40,000 in College Scholarships

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:55:28 GMT

Hawaii Self Storage , which operates six facilities in the state, has awarded $40,000 in college scholarships to 10 high school seniors on the island of Oahu. The students were recently recognized during a special ceremony at the operator's Pearl City facility.

Supporting The Food Basket: Three local businesses launch joint fundraising effort

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:30:17 GMT

Locally owned and operated Big Island shops Aloha Grown, Creative Arts Hawaii and Parker Ranch Store have come together to design, print and sell limited edition Aloha Grown "Malama"T-shirts to raise funds for The Food Basket. "The Food Basket has done so much to support the most vulnerable in our community - our kupuna and keiki.

Upside down flag causes controversy on UH-Hilo campus

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:22:35 GMT

Hilo colleges are taking different approaches to two on-campus ahu - or stone alters - which a student group claims it constructed to bring attention to "124 years of genocide continuing on the Hawaiian community." Kalaniakea Wilson, a University of Hawaii at Manoa doctorate student, said he is a leader of a statewide group of students called Ahahui Hae Hawaii, or the Hawaiian Flag Society.