Hawaii Island

April 28, 2011: Corpse Flower Blooms

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The long-awaited blooming of the "corpse flower" at the Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens just south of Hilo occurred last weekend. From Hilo Stephanie Salazar has more.

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April 27, 2011: Expert Merrie Monarch Viewing Tips

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Hilo's Merrie Monarch Festival has been in full swing since Sunday with events throughout town. Tonight is the free ho`ike at Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium, showcasing several halau. And then the competition starts tomorrow. Sherry Bracken talked with a well known Hawaiian cultural expert to get her insights on how to best watch the Merrie Monarch.

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April 25, 2011: Sanjay Gupta Addresses Radiation Fears

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It's been three weeks since traces of radiation were detected in milk on the Big Island. But scientists said the amounts were so low they were no threat to human health. That view was echoed by CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta - who was recently on the Big Island as part of a training event for an upcoming triathlon. He spoke with reporter Sherry Bracken.

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April 20, 2011: Merrie Monarch On Its Way

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The world's most prestigious hula competition is set to kick off in Hilo this weekend. Sherry Bracken reports the festival starts with a free community event.

You can find more Merrie Monarch information online, merriemonarch.com.

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April 19, 2011: UH Hilo Cross Country Cuts

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo is among the many state agencies needing to cut its budget. The athletic director announced Saturday he was suspending some programs. From the Big Island, Sherry Bracken tells us some people in the community were not happy.

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