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O'ahu Neighborhood Boards Could Get a Reboot

Another election season has just begun on O'ahu. Candidates for this year's Neighborhood Board elections have all submitted their registrations, and elections are coming up for these grassroots positions. Under a new City administration, there is a push to activate this level of community involvement.

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National and World Headlines

U.S. Intelligence: Saudi Crown Prince Approved Operation To Kill Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia's crown prince approved an operation in 2018 to "capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi," according to a report from the U.S. intelligence community released Friday. The report will likely damage the already complicated relations between the traditional allies. "We based this assessment on the Crown Prince's control of decisionmaking in the Kingdom since 2017, the direct involvement of a key adviser and members of Muhammad bin Salman's protective detail in the operation...

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U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr
U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr

Hawaiʻi legislators are one step closer to dissolving the state’s Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC).  The 27-year-old entity was initially created to develop economically viable farms to fill the void created by the closure of plantations. But a recent state audit found the ADC has done little to fill that void.

AP Photo/Caleb Jones

Tourism is slowly climbing back, but January 2021 was still a rough month for hotels.

Herbert Bieser from Pixabay

Here’s a news story that goes back tens of thousands of years. It’s about a development this week involving an indigenous culture in the Asia Pacific, a rock painting, and a kangaroo.

The COVID-19 relief bill working its way through Congress is full of big ideas to help people. But there's one idea that's so big, it was politically unthinkable not that long ago.

President Biden and Democratic lawmakers want to fight child poverty by giving U.S. families a few hundred dollars every month for every child in their household — no strings attached. A kind of child allowance.

If this proposal survives the wrangling in Congress and makes it to Biden's desk, experts say it could cut child poverty nearly in half.

2020 was a bad year for butterflies, too.

The population of monarch butterflies that migrated to Mexico to ride out the cold winter months in the north fell 26% from a year earlier, according to a new report from the Mexican government and the Word Wildlife Fund.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

The U.S. National Archives

U.S. Postal Inspector warns of mail theft; Hawaii's stamp collectors; Reality Check with Civil Beat: State ineffective in getting farmers on land; What's new at the Hawaii State Archives; Gardening tips from a Molokai homesteader

University of Hawaii
University of Hawaii

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll get the inside story on the University of Hawaii’s Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund. Weʻll learn this venture fund will give students hands-on opportunity to learn the venture capital process and startup finance.

NASA/Bill Ingalls

COVID-19 cases behind bars; Big Island doctor reflects as physician-assisted-dying bill advances in Hawai'i Senate; Reality Check: State budget shortfall smaller than expected; Alzheimer's virtual conference tomorrow; Punahou grad on the latest Mars mission
 

COVID-19 cases behind bars

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: February 26th

10 hours ago

ʻAle is a wave out at sea, not to be confused with nalu, a wave or surf nearing land. A better English equivalent might be a billow.

artist photo Jeff Katz

Today on our Off the Road series, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Doors, and drummer John Densmore.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated by Keali‘iloma (Louise Keali‘iloma King Lanzilotti). The program is live weekdays from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard time, streaming live on hawaiipublicradio.org and on the HPR mobile app.  

Questions? Comments? Email me: llanzilotti@hawaiipublicradio.org

 

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Weekdays 8:00 AM - Noon on HPR-2

Studio Line: (808) 792-8245

About the show:
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. 

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we will be featuring songs from some of my favorite singer-songwriters. Also weaving in some indie folk and indie rock. 

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