Tourism is the biggest economic drive for the state. That's also true for Hawaii Island, but international travelers are unable to fly directly into Kona's Keahole Airport. That airport has been without an approved customs facility since 2012. But state officials hope to change that--starting at the top. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more from Kona.
Non profit organizations across the islands share at least one major challenge: raising money. That includes student organizations at colleges. And at U-H Hilo, there’s a group that’s putting a new twist on an old tradition. Stephanie Salazar has that story from Hilo.
Patients in the state with terminal illnesses have options on all islands for help through several different hospice organizations. But what if the illness is serious, maybe debilitating, but the patient isn't quite ready or not eligible for Hospice? On Hawaii Island, there is now a new option. HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.