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Free Summer Math Program Offered at UH West Oahu

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UH West Oahu is offering a free summer math program that adds up to one unique experience.

15 students will be selected to participate in the Ethnomathematics Summer Institute --- a curriculum that combines math with the culture and history of Hawaii.

Hawaii Legislators Propose Gun Buyback Program

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The national debate over gun control has led Hawaii legislators to introduce a handful of stricter gun laws, including a proposal to buy back guns.

The Gun Buyback program, or Senate Bill 69, would give Hawaii police departments a budget of $100,000 to exchange cash for people’s unwanted handguns and rifles. 

UH Researchers Seek Recipes for Mission to Mars

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Future missions to Mars may see some local grinds in space. 

A team of researchers from UH Manoa and Cornell University is inviting the public to submit their favorite recipes for a four-month simulated mission to Mars.

The project is called HI-SEAS and its part of a NASA study to figure out how to keep astronauts well-fed on future trips to the red planet.

Bill Would Secure Access to Emergency Contraception

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It’s been forty years since the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States.

But a woman's right to choose is still up for debate.

A bill is being brought before Hawaii’s legislature today that could determine hospital protocol when it comes to sexual assault victims.

Hawai`i Homeless Count Underway

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Once a year, communities around the country count the number of homeless in their midst.

It’s called the “Point-In-Time Count.”

Service providers and volunteers will take to the streets around the islands tonight to document the level of homelessness.

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