A warning sign on Kahoolawe, which was used as a military bombing range for more than fifty years until they were halted in 1990. Parts of the island are still not cleaned up and are not safe to walk through.
Credit Flickr / University of Hawaii Museum
This year hundreds of thousands of historic documents relating to Kaho‘olawe will be published in an online database. Hawaii Public Radio's Molly Solomon has more on preservation efforts that are going digital.
It’s been 10 years since the Navy transferred control of Kaho‘olawe to the state. The island’s caretakers are still cleaning up the island and are moving toward a plan of sustainability. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, the agency in charge of restoring Kaho‘olawe is facing funding cuts, that could impact the future of the island.
The oldest Christian Church in the State has been given the dubious distinction of being named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2014 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The church is in Kona, and HPR’s Sherry Bracken talked with its pastor to learn more.
It's been more than forty years since the new Maui High School opened in Kahului, leaving the old campus in Hamakuapoko to slowly deteriorate over the decades. Now the county has plans to breathe some new life into the abandoned campus. Eileen Chao has more from the Maui News.