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A new species of the brown alga Sporochnus from 96 m (315 ft) depth at Lisianski, Northwestern Hawaii.

New limu species revealed in Hawaii’s deep waters

A new study on Hawaiian limu reveals that some are only found in deep, dimly lit waters. Limu, or algae, are photosynthetic protists with a myriad of uses, from food and food additives to cosmetics, paints, toothpaste, and biofuels.

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Na Pali Coast stamp to be dedicated at Hanalei Post Office on August 16, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the issuance of a Forever stamp depicting Kauai’s iconic Na Pali coast at a special event at 10:45 a.m. on August 16 at the Hanalei Post Office, located at 5-5226 Kuhio Highway. This is the first-ever stamp dedication event held on the Garden Isle.

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Scene from the film: Kumu Hula Kekuhi Keali'ikanaka'oleohaililani in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Photo by Annie Sullivan.

Film ‘Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree’ to air statewide in August and September

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the release of “Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree,” a new half-hour documentary on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, the disease that is killing ʻōhiʻa lehua, Hawaii’s most widespread and important native tree.

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

UH-Hilo awarded over $197K for a study on the impact of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death on animals

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo was awarded a grant of $197,056 by the National Science Foundation Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) to study the effect of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) on animal communities in Hawai‘i. The project, entitled “RAPID: Cascading effects of rapid and widespread mortality of a foundation tree species on animal […]

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Unveiling of the mural: Harbors District Manager for Hawaii Island, Jeff Hood; Dustin Dawson, International Field Representative – Hawaii ILWU; Senator Lorraine Inouye; Deputy Director for Harbors, Darrell Young. “Legacy of solidarity” by Solomon Enos and Kai Kaulukukui

Mural commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Hilo Massacre unveiled at Hilo Harbor

The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division unveiled a mural today in the Hilo Harbor cruise passenger terminal commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Hilo Massacre; one of Hawaii’s earliest labor disputes.

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Visitors leap at a chance to explore Pu‘u o Lokuana cindercone in Kahuku. NPS Photo/Janice Wei

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park hikes, events and more for July 31-August 5, 2018

Everyone is invited to find their park and experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes and more from Ka‘ū to Volcano to Hilo.

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Rep. Gabbard backs bill to alleviate the forecast of a nursing shortage

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce projects that the United States will face a nursing shortage of roughly 200,000 nursing professionals by 2020.

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AARP sponsors investment education expert to speak at free Hilo workshop Sunday (July 15)

One of the nation’s top financial educators is coming to Hilo to help Big Island residents save and invest for their future. Geri Walsh is in charge of investor education for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors.

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Hilo Orchid Show Preview Party is July 12, 2018

The public is cordially invited to the Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party, a “fun”-raiser that kicks off the 66th-anniversary Orchid Show and Sale in Hilo… and raises funds for peace and lava evacuees. Held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at the Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium, the evening gala features drinks, food, music, and […]

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Police urge public to have a safe Fourth of July

In Hawaii, we love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often the festivities turn tragic on our roads. This iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.

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A 1968 Dodge Charger on display last year at the 1st Annual Hawai‘i Community College Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Show. The car is owned by Kalen Koga, an alumnus of the Hawai‘i Community College Auto Body Repair & Painting Program as well as the Automotive Technology Program.

Hawaii Community College hosting auto body repair & painting auto show on Saturday (July 7)

Hawaii Community College will host the 2nd Annual Hawaii CC Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Show on Saturday, July 7. The event will open at 10 a.m. with live entertainment on the Hawaii CC Manono Campus back parking lot in Hilo. The annual event will showcase a variety of vehicles including race cars, classics, […]

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The ‘ōhi‘a lehua tree is featured during a guided hike in Kahuku on Saturday. NPS Photo/Janice Wei ​

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Hikes, & Events, July 2-8, 2017

Everyone is invited to find their park and experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, After Dark events and more from Ka‘ū to Volcano to Hilo. While Kīlauea continues to shake the ground and blast ash from its ever-changing summit crater – causing the partial closure of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on May 11 – […]

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UH-Hilo Doctor of Nursing Practice now an established program

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has been awarded permanent status by the Board of Regents (BOR). The BOR’s recent action changed DNP’s designation from a “provisional” to an “established” program. “The BOR’s decision validates the outstanding quality of the DNP, along with the efforts of […]

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park hikes, & events, June 26-July 1, 2018

Everyone is invited to find their park and experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, After Dark events and more from Ka‘ū to Volcano to Hilo.

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