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The Moody Blues bassist John Lodge is back with a new release, B Yond - The Very Best Of. In this new radio interview, he spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the band, and this collection that includes a wide range of source material.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is monitoring six pygmy killer whales lingering off Sugar Beach in Kihei, Maui, the same beach where a different group of whales stranded themselves last month.

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This week for Helping Hand we're learning about the second annual Winos for Rhinos event from local nonprofit Wild Aloha Foundation.

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HILO, Hawaii — The state attorney general's office is ordering the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to provide information about how the agency is helping protesters blocking construction of a giant telescope.

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Millions of people around the world are taking part in the Global Climate Strike. It’s been organized by international networks of young people, and young people in Hawai‘i are right on top of it. 

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A federal court ruled Valley Isle wastewater treatment plants violate the Clean Water Act. The island’s mayor wants to challenge the ruling at the Supreme Court, but lawmakers want to settle. A decision may come down to a Maui County Council vote today. 

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The ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China continues to generate stories around the world. But another aspect of China’s trade is getting much less coverage. 

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A judge is postponing sentencing for a retired Honolulu police chief and his wife convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's largest corruption case.

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Despite having an ambitious goal to plant 100,000 trees by 2025, the city has been unable to keep count of exactly how many have already been planted.

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Drought has caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage in Hawaii in the past 20 years. A particularly severe event from 2007-2014 was especially damaging to ranching in the state.

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Hawaii’s only geothermal power plant is still on track to resume operations before the end of the year. Puna Geothermal Venture has been shuttered since the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption.

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Hawaii has amassed a backlog of property title certificates that stretches back six years, state officials said.

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Continuing our look at Hawai‘i’s arts infrastructure, there are changes at UH Mānoa.  Three key exhibition spaces on campus are under new leadership, and after 13 years, the Art Department has a new chairperson as well.

Ashley Mizuo

Chinatown merchants are now required to use city-mandated yellow bags to dispose of their curbside trash, otherwise it won't be picked up by city trash collectors.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about another interstellar object visiting our solar system.

  

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Community meetings throughout Maui County are being held to help Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration craft its first budget that will cover fiscal year 2020-2021.

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Honolulu has seen the cost of repairing vandalism to city parks fall because of new security strategies, officials said.

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Honolulu is updating a pilot program to improve the collection of bulky trash items that have been piling up in neighborhoods since new rules took effect, officials said.

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An unverified Twitter account has closely copied the appearance of the official Thirty Meter Telescope account and is sending out derogatory and culturally insensitive posts.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter and Director of Development Steve Tam.

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HONOLULU — A 100-year-old woman who sued her prosecutor granddaughter in a financial dispute and lost is getting a new trial.

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Tomorrow and Sunday at 6:30 and 9 p.m., 10,000 Maniacs make their Hawaii debut with concerts at the Blue Note Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with original member, co-founder and keyboardist Dennis Drew.

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Top state leaders are denouncing threatening social media posts directed at Hawaii law enforcement officers involved in the standoff over the Thirty Meter Telescope. Organizers of the anti-TMT demonstration also condemned the language. 

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Final interviews are wrapping up today for the next director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. But that’s just part of the change underway in the infrastructure of Hawaii’s art world. In the UH system, there are new gallery directors at KCC and on the Mānoa campus. There are changes too, at the State Art Museum, HiSAM, and at the State Foundation.

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HONOLULU — The number of short-term rental violations issued by the city of Honolulu continues to rise following the implementation of a new ordinance, officials said.

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HONOLULU — A new Aloha Stadium could be ready for the opening of the University of Hawaii's 2023 football season, officials said.

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HILO — As a short-term rental application deadline nears, some owners are shutting down their Hawaii rental properties, a report said.

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WAILUKU — A new federal report has offered additional details of a deadly helicopter crash off the coast of Hawaii.

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Fewer Americans are struggling with hunger than at any point since 2007, according to federal statistics. But local anti-hunger organizations say that data doesn’t tell the full story.

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Researchers from the Department of Land and Natural Resources have observed a coral bleaching event that they link to Hawaii’s record breaking high temperatures this summer.

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