Hawaii Island

Redistricting Commission Makes Last-Minute Change

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The Hawaii County Redistricting Commission has called a special meeting for this Friday to address allegations of gerrymandering---carving up districts for political purposes. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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Christmas Parades and Events Continue Saturday

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Historians say the first celebration of Christmas in Hawaii was in 1786, when the crew of the British ship Queen Charlotte had a holiday feast off the coast of Kauai. In more recent times, celebrations have included a series of parades and festivals, including some special ones on Hawaii Island. From Kona, HPR’s Sherry Bracken tells us about some events taking place Saturday.

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County Grant Fuels 'Buy Local' Campaign

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The Hawaii County mayor has proclaimed December "Think Local, Buy Local" month. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more about the campai9gn.

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Seniors Benefit from 'One Stop Shop'

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AARP recently sponsored a caregivers seminar in Kona.  It seems the issues on Hawaii Island are not dissimilar to those older people everywhere are facing. But the neighbor islands have special challenges.  From Kona, HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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Kenoi Eyes Second Term, Challenger May Emerge

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The first candidate for the Hawaii County mayor's race next year has thrown his hat in the ring. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

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