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Students gear up for college thanks to $39M grant

When asked how many of them planned to go to college, all 29 seventh­-graders in Melanie Ishihara’s pre-algebra class at Waipahu Intermediate School raised their hands. Read More

State installs pedestrian safety pilot project on Pali Highway

State officials said Friday that they installed a pedestrian safety measure including signs and delineators on Pali Highway at the Wood Street crosswalk, the site of a fatal collision that claimed the life of a Nuuanu resident earlier this month. Read More

Part-time Kauai resident fined for killing 4 nene with pellet gun

A part-time Kauai resident must pay more than $40,000 in fines for fatally shooting four nene geese with a pellet gun near his home in Koloa last year. Read More

Honolulu is 5th worst for road condition, report says

Honolulu ranked No. 5 on a “Top 20” large, urban areas across the U.S. with the highest share of major roads and highways in poor condition, according to a report released today by TRIP. Read More
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Honolulu Zoo unveils seven African Wild Dog puppies on their first birthday

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Seven African Wild Dog puppies born at Honolulu Zoo were unveiled inside of their habitat at 9:30 a.m. today while also celebrating their first birthday, city officials announced. Read More

Honolulu Museum of Art’s deputy director heading to Seattle

The Honolulu Museum of Art announced today the departure of Theresa Papanikolas, deputy director of arts and programs, effective Nov. 8, 2018. Read More

Zipper Lane potholes damage 9 vehicles during morning commute

The state Department of Transportation responded today to multiple reports of vehicles with damaged tires on the Zipper Lane near the merge of the H-1 and H-2 freeways. Read More

Nonprofit aids startups finding green solutions in energy, transportation

Start-up companies offering battery-operated airplanes, a video-based monitoring system to verify how fish are caught and new ways to install, track and store solar technology are among Elemental Excelerator’s newest cohort for 2019. Read More

Kilauea farm disaster survey estimates $28M in losses

A survey of Big Island farms impacted by the Kilauea eruption tallied nearly $28 million in losses for the floriculture and nursery, papaya, macadamia nut and other industries. Read More

Percentage of UH law school grads passing Hawaii bar exam on 1st try surges

The law school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa announced Thursday that the pass rate for graduates who took the state bar exam for the first time in July was 81 percent, its highest in five years. Read More
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Greenpeace ship in isles for plastic pollution awareness

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The Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise arrived in Honolulu on Thursday morning as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about plastic pollution. Read More

Senate OKs over $200M for canal improvements

The U.S. Senate voted 99- 1 to pass legislation Wednesday that includes more than $212 million in federal funding to improve the Ala Wai Canal. Read More

U.S. Senate approves more than $200M for Ala Wai Canal improvements

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said he voted today to pass legislation that includes more than $212 million in federal funding to improve the Ala Wai Canal and watershed to reduce flood risks in the area. Read More

Hawaiian language course now available on Duolingo

Hawaiian, one of Hawaii’s official languages, is now available as a course on Duolingo, a popular educational platform available online and as an app. Read More

Hawaiian language course now available on Duolingo

Hawaiian, one of Hawaii’s official languages, is now available as a course on Duolingo, a popular education platform available online and as an app. Read More

Monkeypod in Moiliili honors Japanese immigrants

City officials held a dedication ceremony Monday morning for a monkeypod tree that was planted in place of a banyan removed at Moiliili Triangle two months ago. Read More
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First humpback whale of season spotted

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The Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui said it spotted its first humpback whale of the season Monday morning. Read More
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Boat crew spots first humpback whale of the season off Molokini

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In previous years, the foundation’s first whale sightings occurred as early as Sept. 16 (2000) and as late as Nov. 11 (2005). Read More
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YMCA to honor kumu Carolee Nishi and her offering of aloha for 50 years

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Known to most as Auntie Carolee, Nishi’s wide smile and small, graceful figure has been a fixture at the Y, where she has volunteered to teach hula, ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian culture and language for 50 years through her halau, Hula Hui O Kapunahala. Read More

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