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Blood Bank Hawaii is the source of blood for the state's civilian hospitals. It's spending January recognizing the biggest donors in the state.
From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us the blood bank is on Hawaii Island this week recognizing 100 donors who've given 56 pints or more.
Every January is Volcano Awareness Month because Kilauea Volcano’s current eruption began January 3 --- 29 years ago. But this January is special because today is also the 100th anniversary of continuous monitoring of Hawaiian volcanoes.
As the legislature prepares for its opening session later this week, the state of the economy is a focus state-wide. On the Big Island, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce has put together some ideas for economic improvements. From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.
State Representative Denny Coffman is the Chair of the State House Energy Committee. Part of his focus for this legislative session is to try to help move the state more aggressively towards reducing its dependence on imported oil. HPR’s Sherry Bracken says that may include changing the way Hawaiian Electric is set up.
The ship captain who first encountered what’s now known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has been on the Big Island for a week, talking about his experiences to heighten awareness of the problem. He talked to HPR’s Sherry Bracken.