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Kailua-Kona Coffee Growers Face Labor Violations


The U.S. Department of Labor has slapped seven Big Island coffee businesses with fines totaling more than $100,000.

Terence Trotter, director of the Honolulu District Office, was shocked to find widespread labor violations at some of Kona’s best-known coffee farms.

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State Debuts Anti-Obesity Ads With Help From Hawaii Teens


A new set of advertisements may cause you to reconsider your beverage.

Governor Neil Abercrombie and the Department of Health have launched the “Rethink Your Drink” campaign. It’s a new series of advertisements targeting teen and childhood obesity. It urges kids to put down the soda and start making healthier choices.  

NOAA, UH To Investigate Coral Bacterial Disease on Kauai


Scientists are investigating a coral disease that’s quickly spreading across the North shores of Kauai.

Large areas of reef are covered with a type of cyano bacteria … and its killing coral at an alarming rate. 

Local biologist Terry Lilley first alerted scientists of the outbreak last year, photographing the spread of the bacterial disease.

Artists Return to Kaka'ako for 3rd POW WOW


Honolulu’s Kaka’ako neighborhood is buzzing with anticipation for the return of POW WOW.

The week-long art festival brings a splash of color to Honolulu.

R&D Debuts New Look


If you’ve walked by Kaka’ako lately, you might’ve noticed the closed sign and the papered over windows of Interisland Terminal’s R&D. The multi-use space has been home to a bookshop of art, design and culinary books, as well as providing open workspace for collaboration. It’s been closed for more than a month, and is on the verge of revealing its makeover look later today.

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