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The Conversation: Kona Airport gets a makeover; UH football honors Colt Brennan

Kona international airport CBP immigration processing
Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation Airports Division
The new permanent customs processing area at Kona International Airport.
  • Ross Higashi, Airport Administrator for the State Department of Transportation, gives us a tour of the new nearly $60 million facility at the Kona International Airport | Full Article
  • Colt Brennan's sister, Carrera Shea, introduces a new fund to honor Brennan's legacy that supports local youth sports and mental health organizations | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Blaze Lovell covers the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' attempt to fill vacant positions amid their reorganization efforts | Full Article
  • Mila Kaʻahanui highlights Filipino history with a new book featuring 60 community leaders — find out where to get your copy | Full Segment
  • Poet Noʻu Revilla explores the complexity of aloha through poetic form | Full Segment
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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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