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Hawaii Island Women’s Leadership Summit to be held Friday, October 19, 2018 in Kona

The Hawai’i Island Women’s Leadership Forum (HIWLF) is pleased to announce the 3rd Hawai’i Island Women’s Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, October 19 at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. The purpose of the Summit is to empower and advance women on Hawai’i Island through knowledge, strength, and community.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard seeks Hawaii student entries for 2018 Congressional App Challenge

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced that she is accepting submissions from Hawai‘i middle and high school students for the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a nationwide app competition. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said: “The Congressional App Competition is an innovative opportunity for our students to share their unique talents and creativity with people across Hawaiʻi and […]

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Afterschool activities for Hawaii Island, Maui County canceled Tuesday (Sept 11) due to potential storm impacts

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) advises parents and guardians that public school schedules and afterschool programming may be modified across the islands this week as Hurricane Olivia approaches the state. Effective Tuesday, Sept. 11, all afterschool activities and programs, including interscholastic athletic events and After-School Plus (A+) Programs, will be canceled on the […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hikes, Programs & Events, September 8-23, 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. Until the partial reopening of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on September 22, park rangers will continue to enlighten and engage visitors from other locations. Rangers are offering new and familiar programs for […]

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Jaggar Museum exhibits to be showcased in proposed visitor center in Pahoa

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is proud to announce a partnership with Mainstreet Pahoa Association and ongoing discussions to loan exhibit features from Jaggar Museum to a proposed visitor center site in downtown Pahoa.

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Parents urged to complete federal Impact Aid survey card, funding benefits all public schools statewide

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will be sending a U.S. Department of Education Federal Survey Card home with Hawaii’s public school students for parents to complete on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Completed Impact Aid Program survey cards allow HIDOE to qualify for a partial reimbursement for educating federally connected students, such as children […]

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UH online degree workshop to be held in Kona Wednesday (Sept 19)

West Hawai‘i residents interested in earning a college degree online from a University of Hawai‘i campus can get the inside scoop from successful alumni during a workshop later this month. The workshop, hosted by the University Center, West Hawai‘i, is titled “Getting Your Degree Online? YES, it’s Doable!” and takes place Wednesday, Sept. 19 from […]

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Taste of the Hawaiian Range events coming up in Waimea

Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agriculture Festival provides a venue for sustainable agricultural education, plus encouragement and support of locally produced ag products. The quality and growth of this event are rooted in business participation, sponsorship and in-kind donations.

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Captain Kiko featured at double-hulled canoe presentation at Lyman Museum Sept. 10 & 11, 2018

Across the broad Pacific, many cultural groups were known historically for transporting themselves in outrigger and/or double-hulled canoes—along coastlines, around atoll lagoons, and from one island to another, often spanning great distances. A spectacular example of the Polynesian double-hulled canoe is the wa‘a kaulua of Hawai‘i, still crafted and used today. Sailor and canoe builder […]

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UH Hilo and Hawaii Community College rank #1 in ethnic diversity

All University of Hawaiʻi campuses ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. for greatest racial and ethnic diversity among four-year and two-year institutions, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac diversity rankings. UH Hilo ranked number one for the most diverse four-year public university in the nation. The UH Community Colleges ranked […]

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Hilo Public Library calendar of events for September 2018

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date. Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720 | (808) 933-8890

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A team including National Park Service Geomorphologist Eric Bilderback log earthquake damage and assess stability along Crater Rim Trail at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo/Jon Christensen

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park making progress with repairs to reopen on September 22, 2018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is completing emergency repairs and making progress towards reopening parts of the park by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, National Public Lands Day.

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Public schools and Dept of Education offices to resume Monday (Aug 27)

Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) public schools and offices statewide will resume normal operations tomorrow, Aug. 27, with the exception of four schools in Lahaina that will be closed for students. The Department continues to work with county, state and federal emergency management agencies to assess campuses and offices for impacts from the storm. […]

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Public and charter schools working to reopen on Monday (Aug 27)

HIDOE will provide another update about school closures by 1 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 26. After-school programming and activities including interscholastic athletics will also resume on Monday. HIDOE staff who are helping to operate public shelters at schools will conduct formal walk-throughs of facilities to ensure safety and readiness for students and staff.

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