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Gov. Ige Extends Eviction Moratorium, Details Vaccine Passport

Governor David Ige has issued another emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travelers.

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Studies Confirm Racial, Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Hospitalizations And Visits

Days after declaring racism a serious public health threat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a pair of studies further quantifying the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. The studies, published Monday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , examine trends in racial and ethnic disparities in hospitalizations and emergency room visits associated with COVID-19 in 2020. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a regular White House COVID-19...

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Chad Kālepa Baybayan died suddenly on Thursday—after a lifetime perpetuating the tradition of Polynesian navigation—including many years aboard the Hōkūleʻa. He navigated not only the ocean waters, but also the challenges of leadership—and mentoring the next generation of voyagers.

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Hawaii state House leaders have resisted union pressure to revive bills that would raise the minimum wage and exempt unemployment benefits from state income taxes.

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Two state Senate committees have voted to advance a House bill that would reconfigure how the aerospace industry is managed in Hawaii with amendments that some argue limit the duties and resources of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

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HONOLULU — The state of Hawaii could pay over $370,000 in lawyer fees after losing a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 2,700 Native Hawaiians who spent years on the waitlist for homestead land.

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A powerful tropical cyclone cut its way across the Asia Pacific last week. Indonesia was hit particularly hard, and scientists there say climate change played a role.


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Repairing controversial Kaka'ako roads; Kaua‘i community health center on COVID-19 vaccinations; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Aloha Stadium; Hana Hou: The Royal Room on Waikiki Beach Walk

Office of Governor David Ige

Governor David Ige on the latest COVID-19 news; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Maui water dispute; Connecting young people to careers in the tourism industry

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Jeshoots via Pixabay

During this special fund drive edition, we have Brook Conner CIO at the Dept of Education, here to tell us about blend learning, tech in education and lessons learned during the pandemic.

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: April 12th

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Our Hawaiian word for today is nahele, for forest. Now you know the common Hawaiian family name, Kanahele, can mean the forest.

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Now is the time to join us as a member of HPR, to show your support for the work and to keep Classical Music, News and cultural programming on the air. Go to or the HPR mobile app and click the Donate button. Mahalo.

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated by Keali‘iloma (Louise Keali‘iloma King Lanzilotti). The program is live weekdays from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard time, streaming live on and on the HPR mobile app.  

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About the show:
HPR Music Director Gene Schiller's signature program begins each weekday morning with Morning Cafe, a refreshing blend of music, usually built around a special theme. 

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Tiburi Mozes Janosi

This week, we'll be exploring songs that have been sample or reproduced in other songs.  It'll be a wide varitey of genres we go through from soul, world, funk, and indie rock inbetween. 

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