Chinatown Citizen's Patrol on Mayor Blangiardi's intiatives; New approach to policing Chinatown's unsheltered population; Molokaʻi Arts Center offers free classes; Downbeat Diner and Lounge; Manifest cafe-bar back in business; Wo Fat Building restoration
Few stories in Hawaiʻi’s recent history have the mythical lore of George Helm’s – a charismatic leader and Native Hawaiian activist from Molokaʻi who mysteriously vanished at sea in the 1970s. Helm’s life story was captured in a short film called “Hawaiian Soul,” which earned multiple awards during its debut at this year’s Hawaiʻi International Film Festival.
Even before the pandemic, internet service on Molokaʻi was rarely ideal – spotty coverage, slow speeds and constant buffering. This has become an even bigger frustration for residents on the island’s Hawaiian Home Lands, where service is limited to one embattled telecom provider.
A vacation rental association and four homeowners have filed a federal lawsuit against the county of Maui claiming their rights have been violated by restrictions placed on short-term vacation rentals on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.
Update on Hawaii's COVID-19 testing capabilities; Molokai charter school on staying safe in the fall; Religious groups receive fed money due to pandemic; Iolani student wins gold for history documentary
The state's confirmed and presumed positive coronavirus cases today number 387, up by 16 from yesterday, with one new death, according to the state's latest daily update. The death count is now at five.
Bill would ban vacation rentals on Molokai; Kaiser Permanente Hawaii doctor talks COVID-19; Honolulu Ethics Commission makes financial disclosures harder to find; Union volunteers spruce up Kalihi Elementary
Molokaʻi may become the first island in Hawaiʻi where new short-term vacation rentals are banned and old ones phased out. The Maui County Council quietly approved a measure last month to do all that and it’s now awaiting Mayor Michael Victorino’s signature. This comes as Maui planners consider extending a ban to the entire county.
The possible sale of Molokaʻi Ranch is driving a community-led effort to end century-old diversions of the island’s stream water. The ranch continues to use water although its operations were shut down more than a decade ago.
Concerns about pollution often center on the kind you can see—from garbage dumps to litter on beaches. But on Moloka‘i, a different kind of pollution is leading to testing and eventually cleanup. It’s a property once used by the local electric company—and we get more on the story from Catherine Cluett Pactol of the Moloka‘i Dispatch.
For the second year in a row, the Maui Interscholastic League football champions come from Moloka‘i. It’s an eight-man team—with a long road to success. Catherine Cluett Pactol has more on their story from the Moloka‘i Dispatch.
The Moloka‘i Ferry made its final trip between Kaunakakai and Lahaina yesterday, carrying Moloka‘i’s football team to its last game of the season. Catherine Cluett-Pactol reports from The Moloka‘i Dispatch.
A ferry service on Moloka‘i is struggling to stay afloat and may have to shut down. The company that has been operating the service for nearly 30 years says low ridership and competing air fares are to blame.
A new show at the ARTS at Marks’ Garage showcases the joy and community spirit of the Friendly Isle. Recently, five professional off-island artists banded together with three artists and sixteen teens from Moloka‘i for a visual exploration of legends and values cherished there. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports what happened was an unforgettable deepening of commitment to the island.
Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove on Molokai has long been held as a sacred place for Native Hawaiian residents. But now a devastating pest known as the coconut mite is threatening to destroy the historic site. Eileen Chao has more from The Maui News.
That controversial ballot initiative to ban the growing of genetically engineered crops in Maui County passed by a narrow margin last week. But on the island of Molokai, most voters opposed the measure. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.
Many people around the state work to protect and restore our natural resources. Teaching the next generation about conservation is a related challenge. And on Molokai, one young person has won national recognition for doing both. Catherine Cluett from the Molokai Dispatch has his story.
All this week, Hawaii Public Radio is taking a closer look at some of the issues behind the debate about genetically modified organisms: GMO's. We're calling the series Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion. We'll look at the topic from a number of perspectives--and today we start on the island of Molokai. Catherine Cluett reports from the Molokai Dispatch.