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Waikiki Flood Concerns Spur Push For Hawaiʻi Shore Protection

Hawaiʻi's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.

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Death Toll Rises In Sri Lanka Explosions Carried Out On Easter Sunday

Updated at 12:53 a.m. ET Monday
Nearly 300 people were killed and hundreds more wounded after explosions tore through Sri Lanka in a series of coordinated blasts that struck three churches and three hotels. It marked the country's worst violence since the end of its civil war in 2009. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Monday the death toll had risen to 290 dead with more than 500 wounded, according to The Associated Press. A top police official reportedly had alerted security...

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Honolulu officials have approved a bill that would lower property taxes by about $70 for most Oahu homeowners.

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Hawaiʻi's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.

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OOKALA — A Hawaiʻi dairy has discharged millions of gallons of stormwater and wastewater as part of a scheduled closure plan, officials said.

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WAILUKU — The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved the first base-rate increase in six years by Maui Electric Company Ltd., officials said.

The power company announced the 3.7% increase Friday and expects the change to generate $12.1 million in annual revenue, The Maui News reported Sunday.

Updated at 12:53 a.m. ET Monday

Nearly 300 people were killed and hundreds more wounded after explosions tore through Sri Lanka in a series of coordinated blasts that struck three churches and three hotels. It marked the country's worst violence since the end of its civil war in 2009.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Monday the death toll had risen to 290 dead with more than 500 wounded, according to The Associated Press.

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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Cancer is the one word that stops everyone in their tracks if they hear it from their doctor. What resources do we have available locally to help? Next time on The Body Show, a discussion with an expert about the latest in diagnosis and treatment trends of cancer in Hawaiʻi. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Homelessness/City Council Reorganization; Reopening of Haena State Park; Curiosity and Innovation

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Short Term Rentals Update; DCCA: Robo Calls And Other Issues; Ohia Rapid Death, Kauai /Merrie Monarch; Art Roundup

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Sharene Taba is hosting Classical Pacific again this Monday. I'll be on from Tuesday through Friday. 

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: April 22nd

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Every evening when we look into the sky, and see the planet Venus, we should remember that the stars and planets have Hawaiian names. And hōkūloa, our Hawaiian Word of the Day, is what we call Venus.

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