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This week Helping Hand presents week two in a two-week series of guests relating to helping animals on the Big Island. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes the Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network, which started as a public group on Facebook as an informational hub for those needing assistance with pets and animals during the 2018 volcanic eruption.

Jamaican reggae group Third World is back in the Aloha State, with shows through this evening at the Blue Note. Stephen "Cat" Coore, the group leader, guitarist and occassional cellist, took time for a conversation, and performance, with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

Like a health club, a co-working space offers group or private space to work, office amenities, coffee, and a collegial atmosphere.  Self-employed people and start-ups, especially, have embraced the phenomenon. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports people of all ages are getting into the game as office culture changes in the 21st century.

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Hotshots are elite teams of firefighters who battle wildfires in remote and rugged terrain. Former Hilo resident Brian Hughes was the captain of a California-based hotshot team who was recently killed while fighting a fierce wildfire in Ferguson, California a few weeks ago. 

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Businesses in Honolulu’s Chinatown confront the perceptions — and realities — of homelessness and crime in the neighborhood in different ways. And some of them are changing. 

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Funding for public education will be a Constitutional Amendment question on the General Election Ballot, November 6th.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka provides a few viewpoints on this issue.

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Your Hawaii State ID or driver's license may not be accepted by airport security officers after October 2020. Under the Federal Real ID Act, states are required to verify certain personal information for those ID cards to be considered valid by federal authorities. Hawaii began compliance in 2014, but more recent changes mean that some ID's may still be considered invalid in 2020.

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It’s being hailed as a solution to save Sunset Beach thanks to a private-public partnership. Work began yesterday to take down damaged portion of a bike lane eaten away by beach erosion during high waves. The North Shore Community Land Trust has partnered with the City to complete the Sunset restoration project.

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Hawaiʻi is the current stop on the national network’s U.S. bus tour.

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A Constitutional Amendment question on public education funding will be on the General Election Ballot. In his second report on this issue, HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka provides the teacher’s union perspective.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about funding approval to fix an international telescope facility with a connection to Hawaii.

Find more features and interviews from Dave Lawrence.

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The State Legislature is expected to submit a Constitutional Amendment question next week for placement on the General Election ballot.

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The Department of Planning and Permitting has just kicked off a weeks’ worth of pop up outreach events and plans more over the next year. And there’s also an online survey. We sat down with Kathy Sokugawa acting Director of the City’s Department of Planning and Permitting to understand what’s at stake.

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If you’ve ever ordered anything online, you know that shipping to Hawaii can take a while. That is because the vast majority of goods in Hawaii came here on a ship. But the share delivered by air has been growing steadily for almost 30 years.

In fact, Hawaiian Airlines is the nation’s oldest air cargo carrier. It was issued the first-ever certificate for air freight back during World War Two. This week the company debuted a new fleet of inter-island cargo planes

Lianne Rozzelle
Lianne Rozzelle

The way people work is changing these days as companies outsource, and the gig economy advances.  Co-working hubs, that is, places for people to work alone or together, are proliferating around the globe. Honolulu is in the happy space of having several unique neighborhood hubs.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa visits a few of them this week.

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Hawaii saw its first hurricane of the season skirt us by last week.

But the focus on preparedness drew our attention to a new app, Harmany, that was born out of two storms in the Atlantic. Harvey and Irma. Adam Huminski and Brian Hilinksi wanted to create something to help link evacuees and hosts during a disaster. They flagged the new app they created to us last week as Hawaii watched the 

 

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Blank votes and name recognition were the themes of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs races this Primary Election. Ten candidates are still in the running for five seats on the OHA Board of Trustees. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Democratic Party had its Unity Breakfast yesterday following hard-fought Primary Election races for the state’s top two jobs.

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This week on Helping Hand HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence starts two weeks of focus on ways to help people assisting animals of Hawaii County affected by the latest volcanic eruption. On the front lines of trying to help is the Hawaii Island Humane Society, with services like shelter for homeless, stray, injured, lost and abandoned animals, among many other programs and services.

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Despite having a long career before and after the release of 1984's Ghostbusters, musician Ray Parker Jr. will likely forever be best known for writing the hit theme song from that film.

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You have no doubt seen all those campaign signs set up in strategic corners of neighborhoods across the state. Many are plastered on chain-link fence fronting someone’s front yard.

If you assume the property owner approved those political signs, you might be wrong. Not all candidates and their campaign workers ask permission to post signs.

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Overfishing is a concern around the world and here in Hawaii. A new conservation law just signed by President Trump stands to significantly change the way commercial fisherman in Hawaii and U.S. Pacific Territories bring their catch to market. 

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A brushfire continues to burn inside Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and now threatens critical habitat for the endangered ʻiʻiwi birds.

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Alpha Stock images-CC

Election season is perhaps a good time to ask, What is leadership?  Qualities like strength and charisma come to mind, but in 2013, Forbes magazine offered this definition:  Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports this definition of leadership applied in pre-contact Hawai‘i.

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The Mānoa Innovation Center has just changed hands. That’s an opportunity for one state entity and a set-back for another. 

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Predatory sponges and giant sea cucumbers were just a few of the discoveries made by University of Hawaii researchers on a recent deep sea survey. The purpose of the mission was to characterize the remarkable organisms of this region to understand how these econosystem might change following deep-sea mining.  

Wayne Yoshioka

Precinct voting sites are due to open Saturday and the Democratic contenders for Governor are making their final push to the finish line.

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Hawaiʻi’s primary election is just two days away. While a lot of attention is focused on the Governor’s race, there’s a lot at stake for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as well. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more.

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“Smart Cities” use technology to connect citizens and government. One example is Bandung--the third largest city in Indonesia. The mayor who brought a technology upgrade to the city has just been elected to be the next Governor of West Java. Ridwan Kamil is in Honolulu as part of an event at the East West Center--the “Smart Cities Thought Leaders Forum.” He talked with Bill Dorman about what it means to be a “Smart City” in 21st century Asia.  

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Hurricane Hector is flirting with our southeast shores. You might be thinking, "Just what we need, another disaster."  How are weather weary residents coping? We sat down with Child and Family Service (CFS) President & CEO Karen Tan to talk about how we are supporting our community’s mental health needs.

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