Hilo Medical Center is celebrating a pair of recent developments. From the community’s standpoint, it’s all pointing towards getting more medical care on the biggest Neighbor Island. From the Big Island, HPR’s Sherry Bracken has more.
Several years ago, two Hawaii Island artists decided they wanted to expand horizons....and not just their own. This is Year Three for the Hawai'i Artist Collaboration. It brings together artists from around the world to create new art. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.
If you're a smoker, Hawaii County is one of the toughest parts of the state. The county bans smoking at beach parks and also in cars where Keiki are present. Now the County Council is taking steps to make it more difficult for young people to get tobacco. HPR's Sherry Bracken talked with the Council member who is introducing the bill.
Our state's waters are a source of joy and fun for residents and visitors alike. But in the last four years, drowning was the leading cause of death among Hawaii's visitors. So Governor Abercrombie has declared this week as Hawaii's first Ocean Awareness Week. At a statewide ocean safety conference, the focus was on drowning prevention. And as part of the event, three Hawaii County Ocean Safety specialists were recognized for their work in saving a visitor. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.
Some users of the Big Island's Keauhou Bay are not happy right now. The state is planning to increase the number of moorings by nearly 80%. Current Bay users say, that's a problem. But DLNR is moving forward, waiting final approval from the Army Corps of Engineers. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.