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National Parks lifetime Senior Pass cost to increase from $10 to $80

On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase for the first time since 1994. The lifetime Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80.

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North Hawaii Community Hospital offers tips for a safe Fourth of July

Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner. For lots of us, that means fireworks, barbecues, and maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever you have planned, the staff at North Hawai’i Community Hospital wants you to be safe and offers the following tips to keep a trip to the emergency room off the […]

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s July 2017 Events

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017.

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Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook in HVNP reopens to the public

The Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened after being closed since February to protect breeding nēnē (endangered Hawaiian geese) in the area.

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A homeless man wakes up under the Suisan bridge in Hilo. (Photo courtesy of Sally Lundburg)

Forum on homlessness and housing in West Hawaii Tuesday (June 27)

In response to growing concerns from the community about homelessness in West Hawaii, Representative Nicole Lowen is hosting a free public forum to help residents to learn more about homelessness and housing issues in West Hawaii, and about what is being done by the State, County, and non-profit organizations to address these issues.

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Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 5 a.m. HST Monday, August 31, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Natural Hazard Preparedness Workshops in Hilo and Honokaa

Learn how to prepare your family and home for the hurricane season with workshops being held in Hilo (June 23) and Honokaa (June 24).

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Father’s Day by the numbers: June 18, 2017

The idea of Father’s Day was conceived more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. […]

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Older women in Hawaii are 57% more likely to live in poverty than older men

A new analysis finds that Social Security benefits are especially crucial for older women in Hawaiʻi, who are more likely to live in poverty and less likely to have access to assets or savings in retirement. The report, released by the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, […]

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Parker School announces scholarship recipients for 2017-2018 school year

Parker School is pleased to announce its scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 school year. The following students will receive Parker’s Kahilu Scholarship. This award is for students entering middle school and is given in recognition of a student’s academic merit, character, and demonstrated passion in an area of interest to the student. The Kahilu Scholarship […]

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Parker School receives seven-year accreditation for college bound academics

Parker School is pleased to announce that it has received a seven-year accreditation term from the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC) and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS).

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The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces Waiākea Recreation Center is offering two classes for youth ages 10-17.  The programs will begin June 19th and run to July 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Waiākea Recreation Center Summer program for fishing and cooking

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces Waiākea Recreation Center is offering two classes for youth ages 10-17. The programs will begin June 19th and run to July 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The roadway to the Hilo landfill was paved with aluminum cans Monday afternoon (July 12) after a truck transporting the redeemed from the recycle center accidentally spilled the load of cans. Workers from the truck were collecting the cans from the roadway and shoulder. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Motorists are reminded to tie down cargo to prevent road debris

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is joining 43 states and territories to raise awareness of the importance of securing your load on June 6, 2017. On the island of Oahu alone, HDOT crews respond to an average of 5,000 callouts a year for potentially hazardous debris on state roads.

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