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Egg laying hens stolen from Waimea Middle School Friday (Jan 4)

Seven laying hens that lived in the one-acre Mala’ai Garden of Waimea Middle School were stolen sometime during the night of Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

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TMT mentors Amir Sadjadpour, Hiroshi Terada, Magnolia Ycasas, 2014 Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama graduate Keoki Massad, 2016 Waiakea High School valedictorian Olivia Murray, 2017 Kihei Charter High School graduate Erica Sawczynec, John Miles, TMT mentor, and Warren Skidmore, TMT Scientist together at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena, California.

Akamai Summer Internship Program applications now available

The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a program that seeks to develop a skilled STEM workforce to meet the needs of Hawaii’s growing high tech industry, is now seeking applications for the Akamai Summer Internship Program.

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January 2019 events for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout January 2019 – which is Volcano Awareness Month.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training in Hilo

With the lava eruption and heavy rain earlier this year, are you better prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster? Your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has scheduled an in-depth, 4-day Community Emergency Response Team or CERT Basic Training Course in Hilo. Training will take place over 4 Saturdays starting January 12th and will […]

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2019 Waimea Ocean Film Festival begins Tuesday (Jan 1)

Start the New Year with a superb lineup of films, special guests, intimate coffee talks, Q&As, exhibits and more January 1-9 at the 2019 Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Waimea Film). The festival brings stunning and dramatic imagery to the screen focusing on the themes of ocean experience, ocean environment and island culture.

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Holiday hours for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be open on Christmas Day (Tues., Dec. 25) and New Year’s Eve (Mon., Dec. 31), but Kīlauea Visitor Center, which opens daily at 9 a.m., will close at 2 p.m. both days. The Kahuku Unit will be closed on Thurs., Dec. 20. In addition, it will be closed Tues. Dec. […]

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Seven Hawaii Community College-Palamanui students received scholarships at Saturday’s Christmas with the Chefs. Pictured left to right: ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association Scholarship Chairperson Patti Kimball, “George" Vichadach Chotikawan, Thomas Elarco, Lily Frazier, Daine Lagpacan, Alice Petriyenko, Deanna Marks, Alma Gorali and Palamani Culinary Program Coordinator Paul Heerlein. Photo by Kirk Shorte.

Seven scholarships awarded at Chefs Association gala Saturday

The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association awarded seven scholarships Saturday at the Christmas with the Chefs gala on the grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Recipients are all local culinary students who volunteered at the event and attend Hawai‘i Community College-Palamanui. They include “George” Vichadach Chotikawan, Thomas Elarco, Lily Frazier, Daine Lagpacan, Alice […]

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Paul Field instructs volunteers on vegetation management at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo

December 2018 events at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout December.

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The cover for the Disney Moana ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i DVD.

Disney Moana ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi set to be distributed to schools across Hawaiʻi

The ʻōlelo-Hawaiʻi version of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana will be distributed to schools across the state as the culminating act of a year-long production that strives to encourage students to learn the Hawaiian language.

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HIP co-director Ken Lawson, at left, with mainland exonerates Uriah Courtney, middle, and Brian Banks in 2017 at the law school.

Hawaii Innocence Project wins competitive grant for DNA testing

The Hawaiʻi Innocence Project (HIP) at the William S. Richardson School of Law has been awarded a $567,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Competition for the grants is fierce.

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Purple Prize competition launches for 2019 participants

Local indigenous innovation competition the Purple Prize is back in 2019 and open as of November 1 for applications for its first phase of the competition. Previously running in 2016 and 2017, the Purple Prize has given away nearly $75k in prizes to teams building technology products and startups that are grounded in Native Hawaiian […]

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Fewer reported incidents of bullying and cyberbullying reported in public schools

Fewer Hawaii public middle school students say they have been bullied at school over the last two years, according to new youth survey results. And fewer students reported being cyberbullied or cyberbullying someone else. “This is a positive trend that we want to see continue as our schools uphold the commitment to provide safe and […]

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Parker School Robotics Club recently competed at the World Robot Summit 2018 in Tokyo Japan (left to right: Brent Takenuchi, Logan Kidani and Del Jordan). Photo courtesy of Parker School

Parker School Robotics Club competes in Japan at World Robot Summit 2018

Parker School’s Robotics Club recently competed on the world stage at the World Robot Summit 2018 held in Tokyo, Japan on October 17-21.

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Halloween by the numbers

Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts, and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, and dressing in costumes.

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