It's a scenario that happens all too frequently in this country. Someone becomes violent in a public place, and sometimes a gun is involved. On Hawaii Island, police have put together a special presentation to help educate residents about how to react. HPR's Sherry Bracken has the story.
Hawaii Island is known for its ranching and farming, part of its longtime paniolo culture. One event marking that connection is underway on the Hamakua Coast--Honoka'a Western Week. It features activities in town every day and also underlines some local family history. HPR's Sherry Bracken is on Hawaii Island and has the story.
A number of Hawaiian voyaging canoes are preparing for a long sea journey -- a worldwide voyage. That trip starts next year, but in the meantime the canoes and crew members are doing work here in the islands. And some of them have been spending time on Hawaii Island. HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more.
Each year, farmers across Hawaii Island grow coffee on more than six thousand acres, around the island. Statewide, Hawaii produces more than 8 million pounds of coffee a year, a crop worth more than $30 million dollars. One of the industry's biggest challenges remains the same as a year ago: the coffee berry borer. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update on how the fight is going.