Eighty-one years ago, the Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II. Locally, the changes brought by the coming war were immediately felt. As part of an ongoing project with the UH Mānoa Center for Oral History, we are bringing you the voices of those who experienced that day in Honolulu.
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The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands wants to develop more than 2,700 new homestead lots statewide. The plans were sent to the state Legislature on Tuesday.
A handful of centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered at the scene in Hawaiʻi to commemorate those who perished 81 years ago in the Japanese bombing. That’s fewer than in recent years, when a dozen or more came to Hawaiʻi from across the country to pay their respects at the annual remembrance ceremony.
In addition to the increased traffic prompted by the Maunaloa eruption, health risks from vog have also raised concerns. The Conversation’s Russell Subiono sat down with Hawaiʻi Department of Health’s toxicologist Dr. Diana Felton this morning to discuss vog.
A state legislative committee is considering a new partnership to address Hawaiʻi's teacher shortage. It's a new initiative allowing qualified teachers to transfer to participating states and bypass licensing review barriers.
Public schools on Hawaiʻi Island remain open despite the Maunaloa eruption. While there is a degree of excitement among some teachers and students — there’s also a level of anxiety. HPR’s Casey Harlow got different perspectives from a teacher at Hilo High and the complex area superintendent.
With all of the buzz around the probability of a soon recession, economists are saying that the effects of the nationwide downfall will be minimal on Hawaiʻi.
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