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Free Summer Math Program Offered at UH West Oahu


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


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


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


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


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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