Hawaii Island

Kona Social Security Office Closing

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Local residents in West Hawaii just got the news that Social Security will no longer hold office hours in Kona, in space given them rent free by Hawaii County.  From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us what the local spokesman says about the situation.

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Marshallese Cultural Awareness Forum Addresses Racial Tension in Kona

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Last week, racial and cultural disturbances caused Kona's Kealakehe High School to be closed for a day to let things calm down.  Now some school administrators and community leaders have taken a first step towards addressing core issues beyond last week's incidents.  From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken reports.

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Kealakehe High Back in School

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Students at one West Hawaii high school had an unexpected three day weekend after racial and cultural tensions disrupted their campus last week.  HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update from Kona.

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Kona Hospital Plans Move

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Kona Community Hospital is now nearly one hundred years old.  The Hospital Board is beginning to plan its replacement...with input from the community.  From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Milk on Hawaii Island

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Do you wonder exactly where the milk in that carton comes from?  On Hawaii Island, county officials wanted to get some precise answers to that question.  It's all part of a broader look at the big island's agricultural production.  From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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