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40% of U.S. Food Ends Up in the Trash

Dec 11, 2017
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USDAgov / Flickr

Up to 40% of Americas food ends up in a landfill. That is according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council that studied food waste at the city level.

Tax Plan Raises Concerns Among Grad Students

Dec 8, 2017
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Canadian Light / Flickr

Under the House version of the GOP tax plan, tuition waivers would be counted as taxable income. This has outraged graduate students across the country, many of whom say the cost of a PhD will become unaffordable.

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Residents are being advised not to eat any fish or shellfish caught in the Marine Corps Base Fuel Pier and Marina Area in Kaneohe.

USS Bowfin Marks 75 Years

Dec 6, 2017
USS Bowfin Museum and Park
USS Bowfin Museum and Park

The nation will mark the Pearl Harbor anniversary tomorrow as the day in 1941 it entered the Second World War, but there’s another day to commemorate: the day the USS Bowfin, the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” was christened.

Shortage of Early Learning Options in Hawaii

Dec 4, 2017
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Tabatha Zarrella / U.S. Air Force

The Hawai‘i Early Learning Needs Assessment Report takes a hard look at the state’s available resources in terms of what our young children need.

HSTA Responds to Criticism of Public Unions

Dec 1, 2017
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Hawaii State Teachers Association

The President of the Hawaii State Teachers Association, Corey Rosenlee, responds to a recent interview on The Conversation that made the case for weakening public sector unions. 

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A new website can now show you the economic impact the U.S. military has in the islands.

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A community meeting is planned about a proposed habitat protection area for False Killer Whales in the state.

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Climate change is affecting the food supply of Hawaiʻi's native and non-native bird species.

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Sin Ok / stock.adobe.com

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is suing the state over the “mismanagement” of Mauna Kea.

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Researchers at the University of Hawaii are looking for volunteers to collect data on breadfruit, or ʻulu, trees throughout state.

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The U.S. Navy will be holding a series of statewide community meetings next week.

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A popular program helping renters and landlords is now available on Kauai.

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The wet season is nearly upon us in the islands – which may or may not bring relief to drier parts of the state this year.

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Fire investigators have not been able to determine the source of the deadly Marco Polo fire.

Soil: "Not Just Dirt"

Oct 11, 2017
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Soil may be one of the keys to offsetting carbon emissions.

Stop the Ant Month

Sep 27, 2017
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Forest & Kim / Flickr

October will be declared “Stop the Ant” month on the Big Island.

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Astronomers atop Mauna Kea are celebrating the life of the Cassini spacecraft today.

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An annual statewide school vaccination program is being scaled back.

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Papahānaumokuākea is one of three marine monuments that has won an international award.

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Russell Knightley

Mauna Kea telescopes were once again instrumental in the observation of a never before seen space event.

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Many of Hawaii’s public schools are starting their second week back in session this week, but students aren’t the only ones facing new challenges.

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The U.S. Army is seeking public comment on a proposed plan to expand a program to save an endangered native bird species.

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NPS Photos

You can now support Hawaiʻi’s national parks with new specialty license plates for your car.

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A meeting is being held today on Molokai to discuss plans for a former bombing range.

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Holo Holo Charters / Flickr

A meeting on the Lehua rat eradication project is being held on Kauai tonight.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park / Flickr

Two native plant species are thriving today in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.

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Dover Air Force Base

Maui’s electronic recycling program should reopen August 5th after being closed for several weeks.

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A new system will help forecast the effects of sea level rise and waves in West Maui.

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Honolulu has made another one of those top ten lists.

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