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Building the Farming Workforce

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West Hawaii's agriculture industry faces a number of issues---and some of them concern the workforce. Next Tuesday, a forum in Kailua-Kona will tackle some of those challenges. Sponsors include the Hawaii Community Colleges, the state, and the Hawaii Farm Bureau. From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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West Hawaii Plans for $90 Million Courthouse

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West Hawaii's judges are one step closer to having a court facility they say they've needed for years. From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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Former Charter School Principal Speaks Out

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The governing board for the Waimea Middle School has apparently reached their final decision---John Colson is out as principal. From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update on this ongoing story.

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Big Island to Gain State Senator

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The latest census figures show Hawaii island's population has grown by nearly 25% in ten years. That means the Big Island will wind up with four state senators instead of three. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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Hundreds Attend Meeting on Principal's Resignation

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A standing room only crowd of more than 350 packed Thelma Parker Gym in Waimea last night in an emotional meeting about the abrupt departure of Waimea Middle Public Charter School principal John Colson. HPR's Sherry Bracken was there and tells us more.

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