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News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson
Volunteers are transcribing tens of thousands of pages of Hawaiian language newspapers. The articles span more than a century. The latest group of volunteers includes women in the state’s only female prison.
Pediatricians say it’s important to introduce children to healthy foods early in life. Elmo is visiting the Bishop Museum for the next few weeks to help teach kids about nutritious eating with foods common in Hawaii.
The next big housing boom for O’ahu could be on its way. In a pair of decisions last week, The State Land Use Commission voted to develop thousands of acre of farmland including nearly 20-thousand new homes. Opponents say the fight for the island’s best farmland isn’t over.
Centuries ago Hawaiians used knowledge of the stars and planets to guide their daily lives. King Kalakaua’s interest in astronomy helped scientists around the world measure our solar system. Yesterday the Islands provided one of the best places to view the rare Transit of Venus. HPR spoke with some of the organizers and onlookers.
Hawai`i played a significant role in calculating the exact size of our solar system through observing a planetary phenomenon called the Transit of Venus. It’s a rare occurrence that’s happening Tuesday, June 5th and won’t be visible again until the year 2117. Worldwide, Hawai`i is one of the best places to see it.