The 2,317-acre land parcel includes numerous cultural sites including ancient trails, lava tube caves, and heiau, all surrounded by native coastal vegetation, tidepools, and sea caves. Generations of Kaʻū residents have learned to fish and swim at Waikapuna, and local families still rely on the area’s nearshore resources for subsistence.
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There's been a lot of news and information about water contamination from a leak at the Navy Red Hill fuel storage facility on Oʻahu. These are the recent developments you need to know.
Senate housing chair Stanley Chang is proposing a legislative package to address the state's housing shortage. Among the bills introduced are proposals that would limit the grounds a county can reject a housing development project.
You’ve heard about labor shortages and supply chain issues. Pacific Business News editor A. Kam Napier has more on how Hawaii retailers are experiencing those challenges right now.
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and the Pacific Whale Foundation will be conducting whale counts on the last Saturday of every month through March. Keeping count helps better understand whale behavior and population trends.
January is National Slavery and Sex Trafficking Prevention Month, and one of the local nonprofits working to eliminate sex trafficking in Hawaiʻi is Imua Alliance. The Conversation sat down with Kris Coffield to learn more about a new recovery program.
The Blangiardi Administration wants public input on how to spend $386 million in federal funds aimed at helping communities recover from the pandemic.
While cleanup of the Navy water system continues, those affected by the fuel contamination are urged to take part in a health survey being conducted by the state Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Conversation's Catherine Cruz has more.
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