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This week Helping Hand welcomes Grandcares Hawaii. According to their website, GRANDCares Hawaii is a project of UH Mānoa and Colorado State University to support vulnerable grandparents who are raising grandchildren by providing access to community resources and information. They have two sites in Hawaii, one on Maui and one on Hawaii Island.

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The Legislature conducted a joint House and Senate hearing on the January 13th false missile alert statewide.  The early morning mistake caused mass confusion and panic in some areas.  Governor David Ige told lawmakers Friday that safeguards are in place and there will be consequences for the 38 minute delay to end the false alarm.

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In January 2017, over two million people participated in Women’s Marches across the globe.  In Hawai‘i, an estimated 18 thousand people turned out across the state concerned about U.S. positions on climate change, immigration, healthcare, environmental regulations, and more.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, this year, events are focused on getting out the vote.

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Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Legislature officially started its 29th session today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

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FAEF Wiki / Wikimedia Commons

How does Hawaii measure up when it comes to having women serve on the boards of its biggest companies? PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Wayne Yoshioka

The State Department of Taxation is under new leadership and changes are being made prior to hearings on its budget.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

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Musician Geoff Tate has released the third and final album, The New Reality, in a trilogy of releases with his Operation Mindcrime project. The former Queensryche vocalist and sometime sax player has spoken with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about each and returns today.

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For some Hawaiʻi families, Saturday's false alarm of a ballistic missile launch was a traumatic event. And dealing with the emotional impacts of that event isn't always easy, especially for our children. HPR's Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi sits down with the expert to find out how to best support our keiki through this experience.

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Thousands of native Hawaiians turned out for the ʻOnipaʻa Kākou march yesterday. The event commemorated the 125th Anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi was there and has this story.

Wayne Yoshioka

A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted today for the largest expansion of Honolulu Harbor in the state’s history. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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noe tanigawa

Many were surprised by results of the 2016 election, meaning, they were surprised by the number of people who support Trump and his views.  Over 100 thousand people voted for President Trump in Hawai‘i and a national group with a new chapter here is activating to advance right wing views.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

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Wikimedia Commons

Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on earth and makes up more than half of Hawai'i Island's land mass. Its last eruption was nearly 34 years ago, but over a longer time frame time. It’s erupted every 5 to 6 years with the potential to reach far flung parts of the island. As part of “Volcano Awareness Month,” scientists at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are hosting workshops to inform the community. From Hawai'i Island, contributing reporter Sherry Bracken has more.

Wayne Yoshioka

Governor David Ige addressed the state on network television last night. He said he will not take it out on Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency personnel for the false missile attack alert and asked those who call in death threats to EMA staff to stop.

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For this week’s Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about another discovery on the Red Planet, this time, having to do with water.

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Hawai‘i residents were stunned Saturday morning by what turned out to be a false alarm of an incoming ballistic missile. While state emergency officials have apologized for the error, the emergency alert sent residents into a panic. Many scrambling to figure out what to do next. HPR Reporter Ku’uwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission called Saturday’s false alarm concerning a ballistic missile attack “absolutely unacceptable.”

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Opening Day for the 2018 State Legislature is Wednesday. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this preview.

Wayne Yoshioka

Governor David Ige confirmed Saturday during a news conference that the emergency alert system warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack on Hawai’i was due to human error.  He said the system operator clicked “actual” instead of “test” and triggered a statewide warning.   The Governor also confirmed it took 38 minutes to issue a cancellation notice because it had to be done manually.

Marco Polo, 6 Months Later

Jan 13, 2018
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Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Hawai'i residents were stunned this morning by what turned out to be a false alarm of an incoming missile launch. Hawai'i Public Radio confirms there was never a threat. While details about how this happened continue to unfold, there is no danger to Hawai'i and there never was.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s Leilani Farm Sanctuary. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Founder and President Laurelee Blanchard.

Firefighter Stories from Marco Polo

Jan 12, 2018
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Catherine Cruz

The Honolulu Fire Department recently released internal audio communication tapes that document how firefighters approached the deadly seven-alarm fire last summer. An HFD Captain, who was on the scene, helps us interpret the tapes and explains the challenges crews faced.

Hate in Hawai‘i?

Jan 12, 2018
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Statistics compiled by the Justice Department show hate crimes in this country are on the rise.  Here in Hawai‘i, some faculty members at UH Mānoa are experiencing bias, threats, and a deterioration of classroom civility.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

In March there will be a change at the top of Hawaiian Airlines. The company’s chief commercial officer is stepping up to become CEO. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Report Skims Surface on Hawaiʻi Cesspool Mess

Jan 11, 2018

Kahalu‘u and Upcountry Maui top the state’s list of priority areas for cesspool replacement. The state Department of Health shared its latest assessment of Hawai‘i’s nearly 88,000 cesspools with legislators yesterday. The report found half of those cesspools pose a potential risk of contaminating drinking water or coastal ecosystems and should be replaced as soon as possible. But exactly how to replace them and who’s going to pay for it remains in question. HPR’s Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi reports.

Improving Hawaiʻi's Dental Health

Jan 11, 2018
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Brian Hutchinson Birch / Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute

The last three national surveys of oral health have given Hawaiʻi a failing grade. Dr. Gavin Uchida is the new director for the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health. He is charged with creating a strategic plan to improve oral health across Hawaiʻi and is conducting a series of talk-story sessions to gather public input.

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January is National Slavery and Human Tracking Prevention Month. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the homeless in Hawai’i are especially vulnerable.  

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She's back... Judy Collins has returned to the Aloha State for dates Thursday at the Kauai Beach Resort, Friday at the MACC, Saturday at the Honoka'a Peoples Theatre, and Sunday at the Mamiya Theatre. The legendary folk artist also returned to HPR's All Things Considered to speak with Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence.

Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i is leading the way in digital health and other ways to cut costs. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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