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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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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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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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Flickr / Governor David Y. Ige

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

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

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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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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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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.

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Ricardo Ramirez

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

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Wayne Yoshioka

Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Trump has been postponed.

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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.

Wonderheads
Wonderheads

The University of Hawaii Outreach College is presenting a unique single person theater experience.

“Loon” is a one person play presented by the theatrical group Wonderheads.  The unlikely love story follows a lonely janitor who dreams of traveling to the moon.  It’s performed in a large papier-mâché mask, using only body expressions to tell the story. 

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Sierra Club Hawaii

The Hawaii Democratic Party is pulling its business from First Hawaiian Bank in support of Dakota pipeline protests.  First Hawaiian’s principal shareholder is BNP Paribas, a French bank that owns 82% of the company.  BNP Paribas is one of 17 banks investing in the Dakota Access Pipeline, and has individually invested more than $400 million dollars into the project.

Kumu's Cupboard
Kumu's Cupboard

A store providing free school supplies for teachers on Kaua‘i will open its doors this weekend.  An organization called Kumu’s Cupboard in the Kukui Grove Center will provide resources for local teachers who would otherwise be using their own money to buy basic school supplies.

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Christopher Martin / Cal Tech

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

Kainoa Bristol
Kainoa Bristol

For tonight's show I'm drawing musical inspiration from the Women's Marches all across the country.

The Friends of the Library are holding its 8th annual Music and Book Sale this weekend in the Washington Middle School Cafeteria.  This year’s sale will feature more than 20,000 vinyl records, 10,000 CDs, and 15,000 books.

The event started as Hawaii Public Radio’s annual music sale, but has expanded to include books as well.  Friends of the Library Executive Director Nainoa Mau says all proceeds from the sale go to support the state library system.

James Watt
James Watt

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been named as co-trustee to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.  The area is the largest fully protected conservation area in the US, encompassing 583,000 square miles of ocean, small islands, and atolls in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  It's home to more than 7,000 marine species, a quarter of which are found only in the Hawaiian Archipelago.  It’s also a significant cultural site to Native Hawaiians, containing both historical and spiritual places.

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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. 

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A local conservation group is pushing for legislation to study and control wild parakeets on Kauai.

The Rose-ringed parakeet is believed to have been introduced to the island during the 1960s.

In recent decades, its population has grown exponentially raising health, agriculture and conservation concerns.

It's believed the parakeets pose a threat to Kauai's agricultural future by eating crops. And it's believed they will also strip the seeds of endangered native plants.

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