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News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson
There’s an old saying, “There is no reward for good intentions”. U.S. officials are in Hawai`i this week looking for proof of educational reforms. If they return to Washington unimpressed, the state could lose $75 million dollars in federal grant money. HPR has more on the progress and challenges in Hawai`i’s Race to the Top schools.
Navy leaders believe the military’s aggressive energy goals can improve national security and help the state reach its energy goals. That also leaves a big role for the private sector. Clean energy companies are talking about that with the military this week.
Last week was a busy one for Hawai`i’s central command for the National Weather Service with unusual weather events like hail, strong thunderstorms and a tornado touchdown. Whether you live mauka or makai, in Honolulu or Lanai`i, the National Weather Service says the best way to handle severe weather or a natural disaster is to be prepared. Nikki Motson reports.
If you have a leaky faucet or running toilet in your home, you may be in for a surprise. Even small leaks can put strain on the budget and Hawai`i's limited fresh water supplies. This week residents are being asked to do some detective work to limit wasted water. HPR’s Nikki Motson has more on Detect-A-Leak week.
According to the U.S. Census less than 500 people speak Hawaiian in each county across the state. Educators have struggled to find ways to continue the language and preserve Hawaiian culture, including public charter school immersion classes. HPR takes a look at what school members see as current challenges.