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HONOLULU — University of Hawaii graduate assistants have sued for the right to unionize and bargain for better pay and working conditions.

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Fewer students living on college campuses may help keep them safe from the coronavirus, but sexual violence remains a topic of discussion at the University of Hawaii.

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Raising awareness of sexual assault at the University of Hawaii; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Latest from state legislature; Art educators leave their legacy; Local bookstore celebrates; Comedian Tumua Tuinei on local style humor

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Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi want to know more about Native Hawaiian dietary habits. For some of the answers, they’re looking to expectant mothers and their babies.

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Virtual learning and the overall disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a decline in college enrollment from Hawaii's public school students.

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A new report from the University of Hawaiʻi finds there is discriminatory policing at Oʻahu schools. And the department of education fails to accurately report the policing to the federal government.

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HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii estimates annual losses up to $400,000 while using an expanded practice facility for home football games.

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HILO — The University of Hawaii plans to proceed with construction of a teaching telescope on the state's highest mountain despite mixed reaction from the public.

The federal relief bill signed into law this weekend includes what’s described as a lifeline for higher education. But how will the nearly 3 billion dollars set aside for Universities trickle down to us here in the islands?

Joining us to talk about that and other pressing pandemic issues are:

  • University of Hawaii Provost Michael Bruno

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HONOLULU — Aloha Stadium officials said they aren't scheduling new events because of coronavirus restrictions and budget issues.

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Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about a recent virtual conference organized by the University of Hawaii’s Office of Research and Innovation. We’ll find out how the University can be an engine for economic diversification especially in the area of digital innovation.

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HILO — The University of Hawaii has proposed installing a teaching telescope on the state's highest mountain and is seeking public input on the project.

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Flags across Hawaii will be flying at half-staff in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died yesterday at 87.

Gov. David Ige called her “a giant in advocating for justice and equity,” adding that she “visited Hawaii several times, and it was clear that her values were closely aligned with those of our community.”

Hawaii County Finances; University of Hawaii President; Reality Check: Lawmakers Urge Critical Action on Covid; Susan Scott on Ocean Watch

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Higher education is just one of the state functions about to be hit by budget shortfalls. The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents is raising alarms about a nearly $100 million expected loss in revenue, possibly starting this November.  One critical piece of information is still needed for detailed planning. 


International students at American universities are facing the twin challenge of pandemic-induced travel restrictions and an administration in Washington determined to reduce immigration.

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The University of Hawaii plans to redevelop a former YMCA property on Oahu to include a sizable dormitory space.

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Updated: 7/17/20 at 6:10 p.m.

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The Hawai’i Health Department today reported two new deaths, bringing the state total to 24. Twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 were also reported. Twenty were reported on Oahu, 2 on Hawaii Island and 1 was diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 07/14/2020, 1:11 p.m.

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The Hawai’i Health Department reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 today. Nineteen cases are reported on Oahu, and three are on Hawaii Island. The number of deaths remains at 22.

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Updated 6/22/20, 11 a.m.

International students studying in Hawaiʻi are having a rough time with the coronavirus shutting down travel, and the lack of job opportunities to help them pay their expenses. But financial aid programs available to American students, may not be open to those from other countries.

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As unemployment and the demand for food remain high in the islands, there are some who are falling through the cracks when it comes to getting help. Even before the crisis, college students from abroad were having a tough time making ends meet. Now, some are hanging on by a thread.

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Hawaii is receiving $50 million in federal funding to ramp up contact tracing, Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz announced today. Schatz, alluding to local bickering over the need for more contact tracing staff, urged state leaders to move quickly.

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Learn how the University of Hawaiʻi is addressing the development and nurturing of new economic sectors in Hawaiʻi. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, find out how the Office of Innovation and Commercialization is bringing together UH affiliated incubators and accelerators to drive innovation. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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UH to mix online and in-person classes this fall; What offices will look like after the pandemic; Does the state have enough people for contact tracing?; Chaplains bring comfort despite physical distancing

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HILO — The University of Hawaii is considering possible new management structures for governing land on Mauna Kea in an effort to improve its stewardship of the state's highest mountain.

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UH readies for all online classes; Shipping industry addresses supply chain rumors; Health department keeps COVID-19 testing narrow; On alert for coronavirus scams; Hawaii players could fill USA's Olympic beach volleyball teams

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UH professor prepares for online teaching; Delivering food to the needy during the coronavirus crisis; Hawaii tourism drops; Hawaii-born rugby player eyes Olympics

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The news on the Hawaii front of the coronavirus battle is swiftly changing. Here are live updates on local health, economic and societal impacts from the spread of COVID-19.

Updated: 3/14/20, 7:03 p.m.

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See the latest updates for 3/13/20.

The news on the Hawaii front of the coronavirus battle is swiftly changing. Here are live updates on local health, economic and societal impacts from the spread of COVID-19.

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A 2019 University of Hawaii student survey shows an increase in sexual harassment and unwanted contact reports despite efforts to address the problem.