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The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Hawaiian Electric Co. to identify the best areas for developing microgrids on Oahu.

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HONOLULU — Hawaii was poised to become the 49th state to recognize Juneteenth after the House and Senate passed legislation Tuesday designating June 19 as a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

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On the 160th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, The Conversation explored a special plot at a Nu‘uanu cemetery for men who served in the war.

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HONOLULU — The bulk of the money from the foreclosure sale of a house owned by a former Honolulu police chief and his estranged wife convicted of conspiracy must go to the relatives they bilked, a U.S. judge ruled Monday.

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This year’s Academy Awards sparked two very different reactions for a pair of East Asian countries. There was happiness from South Korea, and silence from official Chinese media.

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HONOLULU — Hawaii's population grew 7% over the past decade, according to data from the 2020 census released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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During a time when the country can seem deeply divided politically and culturally, interest in another era of deep division has been rekindled.

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A bill that would require at least 10% of state-bought produce to be local has passed both the state House and Senate.

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A proposal to transfer the responsibility of Oʻahu's emergency services system from the state to the city is moving forward at the legislature. Although city offiicals were surprised at first, the Blangiardi administration believes it will improve ambulance services on the island.

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Property owners on the Big Island who were affected by the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption can apply to have Hawaii County buy back their land starting next week.

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This week brings some changes to the ways different locations are dealing with the coronavirus.

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A bill prohibiting intentional balloon releases passed through the state legislature last week and has been sent to Governor David Ige's desk.

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Fewer students living on college campuses may help keep them safe from the coronavirus, but sexual violence remains a topic of discussion at the University of Hawaii.

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Honolulu is overhauling its building permit process after a federal investigation resulted in indictments alleging a bribery scheme.

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Lehua Island has been declared free of invasive rats after decades of eradication efforts, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Wednesday.

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Most bars on Oahu spent the past year closed entirely, until just last month, because they were singled out for the most severe restrictions under former Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s emergency orders.

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The family of an unarmed Black man shot and killed by Honolulu police filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday alleging officers were motivated by racial discrimination.

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Taiwan is suffering from its worst drought in several decades. While a lack of water is having a number of impacts, it’s really hitting the semiconductor industry.

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Maui Mayor Michael Victorino has vetoed a bill that would have applied stricter regulations to a state program that offers developers incentives to build affordable housing units.

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The coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Hawaii’s medical school to pause its Willed Body Program, which accepts human body donations for research and education. But with the return of in-person classes, the school has resumed its donation program.

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As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, one question is when travel will pick up further—including in-person business and professional conferences. It’s an issue that’s getting attention in the Asia Pacific.

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A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other animals on the uninhabited beaches stretching more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu.

Every day, there's a wealth of information floating lazily above the horizon. Clouds are almost diagrams of weather patterns, depicting how heat and humidity affect the minuscule droplets of water they are made of. On this Earth Day 2021, we take a look at what the clouds are telling us as they drift above these Hawaiian islands.

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Members of the Honolulu Police Commission on Wednesday questioned a deputy chief about why the department won't release body camera footage from officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy.

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The conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd is stoking discussions locally on the use of force and the role of racial bias in policing Hawaiʻi’s communities of color.

Manu Minute: The Many-Named ʻAukuʻu

Apr 21, 2021
Ann Tanimoto-Johnson

The ʻaukuʻu, also known as black-crowned night heron, is found throughout the world's wetlands. As their name implies, these birds have black "crowns "that run down their backs.

Special thanks to Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for today's field recordings.

Updated 4/21/21, 1:15 p.m.

A proposal to raise the fare for Oʻahu’s paratransit service is moving forward at Honolulu Hale.

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — Maui will soon require a second COVID-19 test for trans-Pacific travelers arriving on the island. Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said the program is expected to begin the first week of May, The Maui News reported Tuesday.

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At the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Art 101 is the foundational art appreciation class that even non-majors often take. The course used to be held in the cool, dark Varsity Theatre where one hundred students at a time could witness the treasures of the world glowing on the big screen.

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The Honolulu Police Department will not release body camera footage worn by the officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy because juveniles were involved, a spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.

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