Hawaii Island

Revigorating the Volcano Skate Park

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A skate park on the island of Hawaii may re-open in a few months. The Volcano Skate Park has been closed since January because of concerns about safety and maintenance. Stephanie Salazar reports on a new group of volunteers with ambitious plans and a little help from some friends.

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Author Reiko Rizzuto Nominated for National Award

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A woman born and raised on the Big Island has written a book that's been nominated for an important national award. Her book is mostly about Hiroshima survivors. But it's her views on motherhood that are sparking controversy. Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Students Learn Slam Poet's Craft

ShareThisMany people in the state were first exposed to slam poetry when Kealoha performed his poem, A New Day, at Governor Abercrombie's inauguration. Kealoha will be on the Big Island this week working with an excited group of students. Sherry Bracken has the story.
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Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Winner

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The Horatio Alger Association annually gives scholarships to young people who have had to overcome adversity. This year, a Kapa`au boy is the only Hawaii resident to receive the honor. From the Big Island, Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Hawaii County Budget

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March 2, 2011: In his State of the County address in January, Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi warned of an impending $38-million doallar budget shortfall for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2011. Now, he's revealed his budget proposals to address that shortfall. From Hawaii Island, Sherry Bracken gives us some of the details.

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