Wednesday, May 22 2013
One of the most dangerous roadways in the state is getting close to being completely revamped. That was a goal of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye. One part of the reconstruction will be done in three months...and then there's only one section to go. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update.
Tuesday, May 21 2013
One of the most important duties of those who care for Hawaii's highest peak is conserving the natural resources. That includes both keeping invasive species out, and replanting endangered species. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.
Monday, May 20 2013
A musician who had a big impact on the music world has passed away on Hawaii Island, but left a legacy of familiar sound behind. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.
Thursday, May 16 2013
Hawaii County will soon get a brand new beach park just south of Kona Airport. But before the county can accept it, there is important work going on. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
It's that time of
year, when Mayors submit their budgets to County Councils. In Hawaii
County, the main headline from Mayor Billy Kenoi's budget is a proposal to
raise property taxes. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us
Thursday, May 9 2013
A troublesome visitor has landed on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii. The little fire ant has been on the Hilo side of Hawaii Island, on Maui, and Kaua'i, for years. And now, as of just a few months ago, it's appeared in Kona. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.
(Credit Flickr / wormwould)
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Since 2002, the Big Island Drug Court has provided a path for non violent criminals to become productive members of society. One of the requirements of the stringent process is for participants to help their community. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us about one such work project.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
This is graduation time for everybody from kindergarten to college. Hawaii Community College designs some of their end of year ceremonies for both East Hawaii and West Hawaii students to be uniquely Hawaiian. HPR's Sherry Bracken was at the West Hawaii ceremony and tells us more.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
Hawaii Island has
three major acute care hospitals. Those are facilities that can take care
of patients suffering a severe injury, illness, or trauma. Kona Community
Hospital serves patients from the Ka'u District through North Kona, and has
been improving its services. HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update.
Thursday, April 25 2013
This Saturday, the
Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting their prescription and
over-the-counter drug takeback day. Law enforcement officials will
collect expired or unneeded medications from residents. And although this
is a national program, Hawaii Island has a special concern about those
drugs. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.
Wednesday, April 24 2013
When Hawaii Island's
newest highway was built, workers unearthed a number of historical
artifacts. Now they'll be housed in a new Hawaiian preserve and cultural
interpretive center. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us
Tuesday, April 23 2013
Unless you filed an
extension, tax season is over for you. But in the days of old Hawaii, you
might have still more to pay. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken
Thursday, April 18 2013
Tourism has been
growing on all islands across the state, but in some places, there's more room
to grow. That's certainly the case on the Big Island of Hawaii.
HPR"s Sherry Bracken has more from Kona.
Monday, April 15 2013
University of Hawai'i
at Hilo's baseball team celebrated two big wins Saturday night when they closed
their season by beating the Academy of Art University in a double header.
But the school, the fans, and the team also acknowledged a bis loss. From
Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken explains.
Wednesday, April 3 2013
Tomorrow night begins
the first night of competition for the week-long Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
in Hilo. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update on
some of the festival's most challenging aspects.
Wednesday, March 27 2013
agriculture officials say that in the 1970’s, there were 120 milk operations
around the state. Today, there are only two. And they’re both on the big island of Hawaii. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.
Monday, March 25 2013
According to a recent report by the state, the number of
cattle raised in Hawaii
decreased steadily for about thirty years, starting in 1970. There’s been a bit
of an increase since about 2002, and today cattle are raised on each of the
major islands. But on Hawaii Island, the
industry is facing some challenges to its growth. HPR’s Sherry Bracken reports.
Wednesday, March 13 2013
Hawaii Island will be
getting more than $100 million dollars in airport upgrades. That word
came from a state official who says most of the work will be done in
Kona. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more on the story.
Tuesday, March 12 2013
Two years ago Keauhou
Bay was slammed by the tsunami. Waves in the bay destroyed, among other
things, three commercial properties at Keauhou Pier. Now, only one of
those businesses is back in operation. HPR's Sherry Bracken talked to the
commercial operators and to the property's owner, and has the story.
Monday, March 11 2013
Two years ago, a brutal tsunami ripped through northern
Japan. That same wave damaged parts of the Big Island. While
downtown Kailua Village has returned to normal, other areas have not made it
all the way back. That includes a resort north of Kailua Kona.
HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update on recovery issues.