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Big Island News

HSTA Board Approves Mahi as Executive Director

The Hawai‘i State Teachers Association’s Board of Directors on Saturday, May 14 approved hiring veteran Hawaii teacher, administrator, union and student advocate Ann Mahi as the HSTA’s next executive director.

Police Renew Request For Public’s Help With Finding Missing Hilo Man

Big Island police are asking the public again for its help to find a missing Hilo man.

Big Island Job Openings: Featured Openings From May 11 to 16

Big Island Now’s featured jobs from May 11 to 16, 2022.

‘I Don’t Want to Place Another Name on That Wall’: Ceremony Pays Tribute to Fallen Police Officers

“Today, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Hawai‘i Set to Receive Federal Dollars to Help Save Hawaiian Honeycreepers from Extinction

Federal dollars are headed to Hawai‘i to help address the extinction crisis facing at least four species of native Hawaiian birds.

Plenty of Pros: Missing Out on Teacher of the Year Award Gives Waiākea Finalist More Time in the Classroom

Kurt Russell, a history teacher from Oberlin High School in Ohio, was named the 2022 National Teacher of the Year.

Police Week Kicks Off With Ceremony in Hilo

The community has gathered at the Hilo police station this morning to celebrate Police Week and honor Hawaiʻi police officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

Big Island Business

Vibrant Hawaiʻi Announces Economic Development Strategy Micro-Investments
New Dining Options Open at Queens’ Marketplace Food Court
UHERO Economic Forecast For First Quarter of 2022 Optimistic
Big Island Businesses on Board With Decision to Lift COVID Restrictions
Artisan Market Sets up in The Brew Block This Sunday
Hawaiian Airlines Offers Travel Waivers Due to Intense, Protracted Storms

Lifestyle

AstroDay Gives Community Chance to Geek Out About Astronomy, Science
39th Annual Salute to the Graduates
Volunteers Remove Invasive Weeds, Restore Native Plants on Maunakea
Merrie Monarch Arts and Crafts Fair Welcomes In-Person Vendors, Shoppers After 2-Year Hiatus

Hawaii Volcano Blog

Volcano Watch: Using Earthquakes to Look Under The Hood at Pāhala
Volcano Watch: Kīlauea’s Dynamic Landscape — Reflections on The Past Four Years
Volcano Watch: What Do Vog and Wildfire Smoke Plumes Have in Common?
Volcano Watch: It is Earth Day, My Earthlings

Kapa Cafe

Tommy “Kahikina” Ching Returns to KAPA-FM as Afternoon DJ
Kapa Café: Talk Story with Ana Vee
Kapa Café: Talk Story with Nalani Jenkins of Na Leo Pilimehana
Kapa Café: Hoku Award Winner Talks About Quarantine Life

Ocean Blog

Study: Earth Suffers ‘Ocean Amnesia’ Because of Global Warming
New Report: Microbes Play Critical Role in Climate Change
Reminder: Report Washed Up Marine Debris
Delicate Balance of Coral Reef Processes Creates Management Challenges

Maui Now

Race to save Hawaiian honeycreepers bolstered by $14M in federal aid

Significant federal dollars are headed to Hawai‘i to help address the extinction crisis facing at least four species of native Hawaiian birds.

Comments now accepted on latest listing of federal transportation projects for Maui

The Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization is now accepting public comments on its Federal Fiscal Year 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program Revision #5. 

Coqui eradication effort in Waimanalo to use aerial application of citric acid

A multi-agency effort to eradicate a coqui frog infestation in a remote mountain area of Waimanalo will utilize aerial application of a citric acid solution.

University of Hawaiʻi awarded $20 million for climate resilience through data science

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Hawaiʻi’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research a five-year, $20-million grant to fund research and capacity building in support of actionable climate science through a collaboration called Change HI. 

Molokaʻi Community Health Center receives $150,000 grant for dental services

The Hawaiʻi Dental Service Foundation donated $149,988 to Molokaʻi Community Health Center to purchase advanced dental equipment to improve the oral health of families.

Kauai Now

HSTA Board Approves Mahi as Executive Director

The Hawai‘i State Teachers Association’s Board of Directors on Saturday, May 14 approved hiring veteran Hawaii teacher, administrator, union and student advocate Ann Mahi as the HSTA’s next executive director.

Hawai‘i Set to Receive Federal Dollars to Help Save Hawaiian Honeycreepers from Extinction

Federal dollars are headed to Hawai‘i to help address the extinction crisis facing at least four species of native Hawaiian birds.

Project Hōkūlani Offers Free College Prep For High School Students

High school students have an opportunity to build their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while getting some help preparing for college through a program offered by the University of Hawai'i.

Free Training For High-Demand Jobs Available at UH Community Colleges

University of Hawai‘i community colleges are offering a way for island residents to gain valuable training for jobs in several sectors — for free — this summer.

Police Searching for Escaped O‘ahu Inmate

State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police are searching for one inmate who escaped from the Waiawa Correctional Facility Saturday evening on O‘ahu.