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The Conversation: `Aikahi Builds Safe School Experience

Community support buoys `Aikahi Elementary School; State addresses ocean plastic pollution at two sites; Honolulu's Prosecutor candidates weigh in on criminal justice reform; Neighborhood vigilance alerts authorities to quarantine breakers; HPR summer intern reflects on her quarantine experience

Community support buoys `Aikahi Elementary School

Amidst the calls to delay the first day of school, we look at one public school that has created additional outdoor classroom space to make sure its students can safely keep their distance.

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`Aikahi Elementary School Principal Keoki Fraser

State addresses ocean plastic pollution at two sites

A recent ruling by the EPA to clean up two polluted Hawaii beaches puts the Department of Health in the hot seat.  HPR's Harrison Patino talks with the Deputy Director of Environmental Health about efforts to address ocean plastics on Hawaii beaches.

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Deputy Director Keith Kawaoka, Hawaii State Department of Health - Environmental Health

Honolulu's Prosecutor candidates weigh in on criminal justice reform

Our partners at Honolulu Civil Beat highlight a story on the Honolulu prosecutor's race. Click here to read reporter Christina Jedra's story at CivilBeat.org.

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Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra

Neighborhood vigilance alerts authorities to quarantine breakers

Following our call in show in quarantine breakers we circled back with the grass roots group Hawaii Quarantine Kapu Breakers.  When it first started it relied heavily on social media posts to track scofflaws who were not abiding by the 14 day quarantine.

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Angela Keen, administrator of the group Hawaii Quarantine Kapu Breakers

HPR summer intern reflects on her quarantine experience

Hawaii Public Radio’s summer intern and Syracuse University student Amy Nakamura found herself sheltered for two weeks earlier this summer due to the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine. Here, she shares her experiences and reflections on returning to Hawaii and abiding by the quarantine process.

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Amy Nakamura, HPR Summer Intern

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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 ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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