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Paradigm Talent Agency

One of the most anticipated films of the summer is premiering today, and one of its stars is from Hawaii.

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Wikimedia Commons

A Maui community is raising awareness on how to drive along the Hana Highway.

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Hawai‘i DLNR

A new study will determine if oysters can improve water quality in Pearl Harbor.

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Hawaii is the first state in the nation to implement parts of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Autumn Ness
Autumn Ness

A pilot program on Maui looks to use goats to manage weeds on the shoulders of some State Highways.

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Hawaiʻi Community College

A decade before Habitat for Humanity debuted in Americus, Georgia, students began tackling affordable housing in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

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Flickr / aaronparecki

Neighbor island schools have an opportunity to win a little money.

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Wikimedia Commons

The Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument is under review by the Department of the Interior…and the public will be able submit comments.

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Wikimedia Commons

Scientists are saying not to trust a popular method to treat Portuguese Man o’ War stings.

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Wikimedia Commons

Experts are saying it’s too late to eradicate an invasive plant on the Big Island.

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Wikimedia Commons

The state Department of Health is advising caution for Oahu residents who have recently eaten poke or ahi from a series of local stores and restaurants.

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Hawaiʻi’s first ever small business conference is being held on Maui this week.

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Wikimedia Commons

A case of a harmful honey bee disease has popped up on the Big Island.

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Wikipedia

A community coalition is speaking out against Maui’s new alcohol law.

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Wikimedia Commons

An assessment of Hawaii’s reef fish populations shows that 11 species are possibly overfished.

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USFWS - Pacific Region / Flickr

Conservationists are trying to establish a Black-footed albatross colony on Oahu’s North Shore.

Ricardo Ramirez
Ricardo Ramirez

A recent release of data and measurements of distant planets is marking a change for the astronomical community.

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Trump has been postponed.

GOP Futures in Hawai‘i

Feb 6, 2017
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Rep. Beth Fukumoto / Facebook

Representative Beth Fukumoto is weighing whether to stay in Hawai‘i’s Republican Party. It’s a decision that has brought her the attention of national media. She sat down with The Conversation’s Beth-Ann Kozlovich to talk about her evolving relationship with her party and whether there should now be a parting of the ways.

Christopher Martin / Cal Tech
Christopher Martin / Cal Tech

A new, state-of-the-art astronomy instrument is being installed atop Mauna Kea.

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Rennett Stowe / Flickr

The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing a complaint filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii regarding the current state of Hawaii’s prison system.

The document says the state’s prisons and jails don’t meet minimum standards and violate the constitutional rights of prisoners.

They say that 7 out of 9 state prisons are severely overcrowded and underfunded.

Adding that facilities lack proper health services, food safety, and sanitary conditions. 

World AIDS Day 2016

Dec 1, 2016
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Reedz Malik / Flickr

HIV and AIDS are diseases that still affect many in the U.S. and in our community.

Today is World AIDS Day.

A day meant to remember those who died, and to raise awareness. And support for those who have HIV or AIDS.

World AIDS Day was first held in 1988, making it the first day for global awareness of a medical condition.

More than 30 million people around the world are believed to currently have the virus…including more than 700 individuals in the state.

Lynette Cook
Lynette Cook

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, you may recall a scene where Luke Skywalker looks out onto a double sunset on the planet of Tatooine.  But for scientists working with UH’s Institute for Astronomy… that vision is now a reality.

Early next month the public will get a chance to see the works of Hayao Miyazaki on the big screen.

The Hawai‘i Theater is hosting the Miyazaki Ghibli film festival from July 8th to the 10th.  The films Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service will be featured.

The festival will also include a pop-up shop, arts and crafts workshops with Art + Flea, a costume contest for children and food from Chinatown’s Pig and the Lady.  Ruth Boland is the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Theater. 

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Its official… the Pro Bowl is not returning to Hawai‘i next year.

The National Football League exercised its “opt out’ clause in the contract with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and is relocating the event to Florida.  NFL officials said the decision was not related to funding, Aloha Stadium, or Hawai‘i’s ability to host the event.

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In Hawai‘i, five-percent of children under the age of 18 has a parent who’s behind bars…that’s around 16,000 kids.

These findings come from a new report from the Anne E. Casey Foundation, which addresses the impact of children whose parents are incarcerated. 

According to the study, more than five-million-children in the US are separated from a parent who is behind bars.  As a result… children are financially and socially impacted… making them prone to repeat bad habits.

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Arne Hendriks / Flickr

A UH Manoa Engineering team says microorganisms in wastewater grease traps may be contributing to a clogged sewer system.  Restaurant grease traps are designed to trap fat, oil, and grease (FOG) from getting into the sewer.

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http://tastyislandhawaii.com

Hawai‘i’s capital city has debuted as one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the country.  That’s according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals—which ranked Honolulu as number seven of the top ten.

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Hubert Figuière / Flickr

Each year jellyfish stings kill more people than shark attacks.  Although most jellyfish stings are not lethal, their stings can lead to a painful lasting burn. 

There are also conflicting opinions on how to properly treat them.  But researchers from the University of Hawai‘i’s Pacific Biosciences Research Center say soothing a sting with ice may not be the solution.

Tom Quach
Tom Quach

If you see a large groups of people dressed as comic book heroes near Ala Moana this weekend… here’s why.

It’s time for the Kawaii Kon- Hawai‘i’s longest running animation convention.  The three day event celebrates Japanese anime and manga and video games and the social culture that surrounds them.

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