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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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Hanohano O Kona lecture at the West Hawaii Civic Center next Wednesday at 5:30pm. Natalie Kurashima is an ethnoecologist with Kamehemeha Schools and she'll be giving a presentation about ethnobotany and ethnoecology on Hawaii Island.

Free lecture on ethnobotany and ethnoecology on Hawaii Island Wednesday (Oct 31)

Kona Historical Society presents a free Hanohano O Kona lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 31) at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Natalie Kurashima is an ethnoecologist with Kamehameha Schools and she’ll be giving a presentation about ethnobotany and ethnoecology on Hawaii Island.

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Four finalists revealed for UH Hilo chancellor position

Four finalists for the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo chancellor have been identified by the Search Advisory Committee. The finalists are Kristin L. Croyle, Bonnie D. Irwin, Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee and Terisa C. Riley(biographies below). Each will participate in a final round of interviews with campus and community stakeholder groups and individuals on the Hilo […]

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UPDATE: Water main break forces closure of Waiakeawaena Elementary School Thursday (Oct 18)

The Department of Water Supply reports that repairs are complete for the water line break in Waiakea and the system is refilling. Customers may notice air in the system and milky appearance that will clear as the system returns to normal. The water is safe and crews will continue to monitor the system.

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HELCO Energy Fair in Hilo Saturday (Oct 27)

Hawai‘i Electric Light invites the community to its clean energy fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Prince Kuhio Plaza. The free, family-friendly event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature educational displays, interactive activities, and games. Learn about electrical safety, energy conservation, electric vehicles, renewable energy, and our plan to reach […]

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An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, during sustainment training exercise, July 21, 2018. This training allowed Marines and Sailors to sustain skills developed during a comprehensive six-month predeployment training cycle, and included planning and executing ship-to-shore operations, company-sized helicopter and amphibious raids, combat marksmanship and convoy operations. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group/MEU team is a strong, flexible, responsive and consistent force capable of maneuver warfare across all domains; it is equipped and scalable to respond to any crisis from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg)

Army and Marines to support Waimea Fall Festival Saturday (Oct 13)

The U.S. Army’s Pohakuloa Training Area and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363 will team-up at this year’s Waimea Fall Festival by bringing an MV-22B Osprey aircraft and tactical Army vehicles for the public to experience first-hand. The Marine aviation squadron, known as the “Lucky Red Lions,” falls under the command […]

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UH Hilo’s Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program receives international accreditation

The University of Hawai`i at Hilo Ka Haka `Ula O Ke`elikōlani (KH`UOK) College of Hawaiian Language’s Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program received a 10-year accreditation from the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). “The College applauds Kahuawaiola for being the first of the teacher education programs to meet its accreditation requirements through an international […]

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Shark Girl. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Channel

Free showings of the documentary ‘Shark Girl’ at the Lyman Museum on October 15 & 16, 2018

In partnership with the Smithsonian Channel, the Lyman Museum presents two free showings of the acclaimed documentary “Shark Girl” by divemaster and underwater filmmaker Madison Stewart, for whom nothing feels safer or more natural than diving straight into shark-infested waters.

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