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Hikianalia departure delayed to Saturday

Due to weather concerns, the Hikianalia did not depart for northern California today, as announced earlier, according to the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Read More

Lanikai Pillbox trail reopens on Monday

The Lanikai Pillbox trail is set to reopen Monday after a 60-day closure for repairs to the two observation stations, more commonly referred to as the “pillboxes,” state officials announced this evening. Read More

University of Hawaii researchers get grant for limu study

Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa have received a grant to further study a new species of limu found only in the Hawaiian archipelago’s deep and dimly lit waters. Read More

Schatz resolution affirms press ‘is not the enemy of the people’

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution today condemning attacks on the free press and affirming Congress’ support of the First Amendment, according to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, one of three senators who introduced it. Read More
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Sunset Beach dune restoration could be a model for preserving Oahu’s coast

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The city’s new six-part plan to restore Sunset Beach Park on Oahu’s North Shore, following last winter’s severe erosion, is the first to take climate change into account, according to Jim Howe, director of the city’s Emergency Service Department. Read More
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City begins Sunset Beach dune restoration project

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The city this morning announced a six-part plan to restore the dune at Sunset Beach on Oahu’s North Shore following last winter’s episode of severe erosion. Read More

‘Ohia Challenge’ offers $75,000 to help save trees

Conservationists have issued a challenge to the public: Help us find a solution to rapid ohia death, the fungal blight that is decimating hundreds of thousands of ohia lehua trees in Hawaii, and win at least $75,000. Read More
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‘Ohia Challenge’ offers $75,000 to help save iconic trees

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The “Ohia Challenge,” an open challenge inviting the community to help save Hawaii’s iconic tree, is officially on this fall. Read More

Pali Highway slope stable and safe to drive, state says

State officials assured the public that the slope between the two Pali tunnels is now stable after a rockfall during the peak, morning commute hours Monday damaged several vehicles in the highway’s Honolulu-­bound lanes. Read More
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Eruptive activity remains low at Kilauea summit and East Rift Zone

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Activity remains at reduced levels at the Kilauea summit as well as the Lower East Rift Zone, according to the U.S. Geological Survey this morning. Read More

Native sea urchins help clear invasive macroalgae from Oahu reef, study finds

A University of Hawaii at Manoa study has found that native sea urchins can successfully reduce the invasive, reef-smothering macroalgae by 85 percent on a coral reef at Kaneohe Bay on Oahu. Read More

1st Congressional District candidates take to social media in days leading up to primary election

In the days leading up to the primary election on Saturday, Hawaii’s Democratic candidates for the 1st Congressional District took to social media to garner additional support from voters. Read More

SBA has approved $25M in Kilauea disaster-related loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration said Friday it has approved more than $25 million in federal disaster loans for Hawaii businesses and residents affected by the Kilauea eruption. Read More

Cultural values key to Filipino heart health, study finds

Food and family are key to Filipino heart health, according to a study by a University of Hawaii-Manoa graduate, medical student and professor. Read More

SBA has approved $25M in Kilauea disaster-related loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration said today it has approved more than $25 million in federal disaster loans for Hawaii businesses and residents affected by the Kilauea eruption. Read More