A six-unit apartment building in Honolulu’s McCully neighborhood is the focus of a recent tenant dispute. Advocates say the case is an example of broader housing issues facing Micronesians. HPR's Cassie Ordonio spoke with the family.
A wildfire burned through the town of Lāhainā on Aug. 8, causing loss of life, property and cultural landmarks. HPR continues to cover Maui's efforts to heal and rebuild.
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Residents from fire-stricken Lāhainā are petitioning state Gov. Josh Green to delay his plans to reopen a portion of West Maui to tourism starting this weekend. Many residents say they are still grieving and not ready. But others say they need travelers to come back so they can work in hotels and restaurants to earn a living.
For the second straight year, Hawaiʻi has reached new heights in aquaculture — and experts still believe its potential has been mostly untapped. HPR's Mark Ladao has more.
Hosts of residents who have been displaced by last month’s Lāhainā fire are eligible to receive up to $1,500 per month under a new program led by Maui County. County Mayor Richard Bissen at a news conference Tuesday unveiled what he called the “Host Families Program” in the latest housing effort for fire evacuees.
The Aug. 8 wildfires are making many in the Maui community reconsider the role that tourism plays in the island’s economy. HPR’s Catherine Cluett Pactol talks about how supporting farmers can be part of that shift.
Hawaiʻi officials have declared October as "Stop the Ant Month," an initiative to help manage one of the state's invasive species: the Little Fire Ant. The public can pick up a free ant-catching kit or create their own trap to then send in for inspection.
Some of the state’s last honey bee colonies without disease are on Kauaʻi, and beekeepers are trying to keep it that way. In the 12 months following April 2022, beekeepers in the U.S. lost about 48% of their bee colonies, according to a June publication by the nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership.
After five years of planning and preparation, Hōkūleʻa set off for a four-year voyage around the Pacific in June 2023. Stay tuned for HPR's coverage of Hōkūleʻa as reporters interview crew members and track their progress.
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