Hawaii County has a trash problem. And it's not a new one. For decades, County officials have delayed finding a long term solution to dealing with Hawaii County's 300 tons of trash a day. Now, that may be starting to change. HPR's Sherry Bracken has the story.
What defines ethical behavior for public officials? According to the letter of the law, it's a question with different answers in different locations. In Hawaii County, the Mayor is trying to change the definition for the third time. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken explains.
More than sixty K through 12 public, private, and charter schools on Hawaii Island have some form of a school garden. That's according to the Kohala Center, which coordinates the island's school garden network. HPR's Sherry Bracken stopped by one school in East Hawaii to learn about their garden.
The newest member of the Hawaii State Legislature is Dr. Richard Creagan. Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed him to take the seat representing Ka'u through Kona after Denny Coffman resigned for family reasons. The legislature opens in two days, so the new legislator has a lot of catching up to do. From Hawaii County, Sherry Bracken reports.