Hawaii Island

Student-Run Home Construction Continues on Big Island

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On the Big Island, students at Hilo’s Hawaii Community College’s vocational technical program are gaining practical, on-the-job experience as they design, engineer, and build a home for the Department of Hawaiian Homelands. HPR’s Sherry Bracken reports.

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West Hawaii Community College Expanding Culinary Program

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The state legislature has appropriated $7.5 million in bonds to help fund the long-awaited Hawaii Community College Campus in West Hawaii.  That will get the ball rolling not just on the buildings, but on expanding the school's killer culinary program.  HPR's Sherry Bracken reports.

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Tsunami: Tutorial from Pacific Tsunami Museum's Walter Dudley

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Parts of Hawaii Island's west side are still recovering from last year's tsunami that devastated northern Japan. Walter Dudley of Hilo's Pacific Tsunami Museum explains how a tsunami behaves --- and what residents need to do.  HPR's Sherry Bracken reports.

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Too Many Women Choosing North Hawaii Community Hospital for Births

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The Hawaii Island hospital with some of the highest patient satisfaction and quality numbers in the state is facing challenges in one of its most popular programs.  Its birthing program draws women from around the island---and that's creating the challenges.  There's a meeting tonight to discuss the issues.  HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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Residents Say Geothermal Power Caused Health Problems

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Geothermal power is a controversial topic for some on Hawaii Island.  Last week, Hawaii County Council held a meeting on the topic in Puna, close to the site of the state's only geothermal plant. Residents talked about their experiences since the first plant opened in 1981. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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