Hawaii Island

Na'alehu Residents Oppose 'Sidewalk to Nowhere'

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The draft of Hawaii's Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan has five Big Island projects in the top 31.

From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken explains that one in the Ka'u District has left many residents confused and upset.

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Festival Aims to Promote Breadfruit

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This Saturday, Hawaii Island's Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden will host a festival celebrating one of the Pacific's oldest foods---thought to be 3,000 years old. From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us the theme is breadfruit.

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Hilo Attorney: Counting Military, Students in Reapportionment Violates Constitution

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The State Reapportionment Commission has completed two hearings on Hawaii Island about its proposed plans. From Hawaii Island, Sherry Bracken tells us 26 of 27 community members who testified took the commissioners to task over apparent violations of the state constitution.

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Mayor Kenoi Says APEC Offers Exposure for Big Island

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In a little more than two months, leaders from the 21 economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum will gather in Honolulu. Smaller APEC events get underway later this month---including some on neighbor islaneds. Sherry Bracken spoke about APEC with Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, who says the opportunities go far beyond policy discussions about regional economies.

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"Vision Van" Again Offers Free Eye Exams

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The Retina Institute of Hawaii is joining with the Hawaii Island Lions Clubs to help Big Island residents get their vision screened.  From Hawaii Island, Sherry Bracken tells us the screening will help detect several conditions.

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