Hawaii Island

Kulani Prison Reopening

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After more than two years of discussions and meetings, Kulani Prison is now on its way to being re-opened. The state closed the prison in 2009 to save money, but now that process is on the verge of being reversed. From Hawaii Island, HPR’s Sherry Bracken has the story…

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Coffee Borer Beetle Damaging Big Island Crops

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Hawaii Island farmers have more than 6 thousand acres in coffee, with more than half of it in the Kona districts.  The U. S. Department of Agriculture says the state's coffee industry is worth $33.4 million dollars.  And as HPR's Sherry Bracken reports, it's an industry facing some challenges.

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Remembering Wayne "Big Dog" Joseph

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Hawaii Island lost an important member of its community this week.  He was an educator and a coach, but he'll be most remembered for his service to others.   HPR's Sherry Bracken explains.

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Volcano Awareness Month Continues on Hawaii Island

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Volcano Awareness Month is continuing on Hawaii Island.  While the focus is generally on Kilauea, there's much more to the story of our Hawaiian volcanoes.  From the Big Island,  HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update on ALL the key volcanoes.

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Hawaii County Plastic Bag Bill Goes into Effect

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Hawaii County will join Maui and Kaua'i tomorrow in discouraging the use of plastic checkout bags.  In a year, you won't be able to even find plastic bags at checkouts on the Big Island...and in the meantime, it will cost you.  From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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