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Left to right: Sheri Cavaney, Dave Parker, Carol Parker and Red Cavaney, smile for photos in the Kīlauea Visitor Center on Wednesday. Dave is wearing an NPS Centennial T-shirt listing all 59 national parks. NPS Photo by Janice Wei

Man achieves goal to visit all 59 National Parks

When Dave Parker entered Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tuesday night, he accomplished his lifelong dream to visit the 59 iconic national parks in the U.S. “To see Kīlauea erupt is indescribable and it’s just spectacular to see,” Parker said. “It’s the reason we came here,” he said.

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The 17 Honoka'a students who are enrolled in the program will connect with HPU professors using video technology that allows for real-time learning. Photo courtesy of HPU

Hawaii Pacific University partners with Honokaa High School for college classes online

Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) and Honokaa High School today kicked off their new partnership that gives Honokaa students access to HPU’s new, virtual college-credit program. The 17 Honokaa students who are enrolled in the program will connect with HPU professors using video technology that allows for real-time learning.

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Labor Day by the numbers Monday (Sept 4)

The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. The parade inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a “workingmen’s holiday” on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress […]

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As summer draws to a close and Labor Day weekend beckons for outdoor activities, the Department of Land and Natural Resources wants to encourage everyone, especially those with pets, to practice safe fun in the sun. Help protect our natural environment and always properly dispose of any trash on land and sea.

DLNR wants folks to stay safe while enjoying the Labor Day weekend

As summer draws to a close and Labor Day weekend beckons for outdoor activities, the Department of Land and Natural Resources wants to encourage everyone, especially those with pets, to practice safe fun in the sun. Help protect our natural environment and always properly dispose of any trash on land and sea.

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September events at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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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North Kona emergency water restriction continues but allows some plant watering

The Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect. ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes). Due to a significant level of overall compliance, water levels in the tanks have remained stable. The Department appreciates the community’s efforts […]

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Hilo native Mills named as Kamehameha Schools’ trustee

The state Probate Court has selected Elliot Mills as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. The vice president of operations for Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, and Disneyland Resort replaces former Trustee Janeen-Ann Olds and will begin his term on October 1, 2017.

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Kamehameha Schools K-12 and Kipona scholarship program applications available

The Kamehameha Schools K-12 program applications for the Kapālama, Hawai‘i and Maui campuses, and for the Kipona K-12 Scholarship program, for the 2018-19 school year, are now available online at www.ksbe.edu/admissions. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2017.

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$172,000 in historic preservation grants to Hawaii

U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, with the National Park Service, Thursday (Aug 17) announced $172,372 in Historic Preservation Grants to Hawaii. The announcement is part of $21 million in grants announced today across the nation, which represents a total of $58 million awarded to every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the […]

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AARP retirement workshop available to all in Kona Saturday (Aug 26)

You need to think about when to take Social Security, how to pay for health insurance, and how much you can spend on living expenses and just enjoying life. That’s why AARP Hawaii is holding a free “Think of Your Future” workshop in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, August 26. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to […]

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Na Wai Ola PCS in Mountain View takes first place for anti-bullying campaign

The E Ola Pono campaign, which encourages youth groups to promote peace, pono and respect at their schools and communities through student–led campaigns, celebrated its 10th year with winning projects from across the state.

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As a partnership between the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) and Executive Office on Early Learning, 21 pre-kindergarten classrooms on 19 HIDOE elementary school campuses statewide constitute Hawaii’s first State-funded pre-kindergarten program.

Kohala Elementary to start pre-kindergarten program in 2018

As a partnership between the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) and Executive Office on Early Learning, 21 pre-kindergarten classrooms on 19 HIDOE elementary school campuses statewide constitute Hawaii’s first State-funded pre-kindergarten program.

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