Friday, June 7 2013

A long-awaited highway construction project in West Hawaii may be closer to to finally getting underway. The State Department of Transportation has provided no official updates since September, 2012. So HPR's Sherry Bracken talked with Governor Neil Abercrombie about the status of Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway.

Wednesday, June 5 2013

Nine UH Hilo students are in school courtesy of a scholarship program that covers not just their university education, but also some broader lessons. The students are starting on a summer adventure designed to further their learning. HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

Tuesday, June 4 2013

A recent study found the state of Hawaii needs hundreds of additional doctors to meet the needs of residents. The problem is particularly severe on the neighbor islands. But a group of military reservists is teaming up with local agencies to provide a dose of short-term relief for Maui and Hawaii County. From the Big Island, Sherry Bracken tells us more.

Thursday, May 30 2013

A local entrepreneur who wants more kids to engage in science is putting his vision into practice. From Hawaii Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.

Wednesday, May 29 2013

After more than two decades of planning, a permanent college campus near Kona Airport has broken ground. The school brings the promise of more educational opportunities to students living on the West side of Hawaii Island. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update.

Tuesday, May 28 2013

This Saturday is the first day of the official hurricane season. While forecasters expect a relatively mild season this year, several state agencies are involving the community in preparedness exercises. And as HPR's Sherry Bracken reports, that includes on Hawaii Island.

( Flickr / born1945 )

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 more.

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 more.

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 explains.

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.