Molokai

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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. 

The Conversation: Monday, August 28th, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
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Rail Finance; Political Dog Whistles; Molokai Community Plan

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A meeting is being held today on Molokai to discuss plans for a former bombing range.

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Thanks to a new battery storage system, Molokai may be the first Hawaiian island to go entirely off the grid. We get more on that story from PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier.

Cleaning Up Moloka‘i’s Hidden Pollution

Nov 16, 2016

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. 

Making Gridiron Dreams a Reality on Moloka‘i

Nov 7, 2016
Kanani Ah Van
Kanani Ah Van

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.

Football and the Ferry on Moloka‘i

Oct 28, 2016
Catherine Cluett Pactol
Catherine Cluett Pactol

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.

Eileen Chao
Eileen Chao

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. 

Tanya Maile Naehu
Tanya Maile Naehu

   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.

 

Coconut Mite Biting on Moloka‘i

Jun 22, 2015
Tony Donnelly / Flickr
Tony Donnelly / Flickr

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.

Maui GMO Effects on Molokai

Nov 11, 2014
Edwin Mendija via Molokai Dispatch
Edwin Mendija via Molokai Dispatch

  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.

Catherine Cluett
Catherine Cluett

  State leaders and descendants of Hawaii’s first Hawaiian Homestead on Molokai celebrated the settlement’s 90th anniversary last week. Catherine Cluett from The Molokai Dispatch reports. 

Catherine Cluett
Catherine Cluett

 

Three wildlife biologists spent the weekend tagging one of the world’s rarest species of shorebirds on Molokai. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

Molokai’s Champion of Change

Mar 31, 2014

  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.

GMOs on Molokai

Mar 17, 2014
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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.

Read more about HPR's series on GMOs: 

GMOs in the USA

Molokai High Student Works Toward Energy Conservation

Mar 10, 2014
Catherine Cluett
Catherine Cluett

  A Molokai High School junior -- with the help of state and national energy organizations -- plans to change the way Molokai students and residents think about energy. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

Island Air Discontinues Molokai Service

Feb 24, 2014
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  Shortly after `Ohana by Hawaiian’s announcement to begin flying to Molokai in March, Island Air said it will discontinue service to the Friendly Isle. Catherine Cluett reports from the Molokai Dispatch.

Ohana by Hawaiian Airlines begins flights to Molokai

Feb 17, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines

  Hawaiian Airlines' new service, `Ohana by Hawaiian, begins flights to Molokai and Lanai next month. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

Governors Office
Governors Office

Statements on the passing of Loretta Fuddy have been pouring in from government offices.  Fuddy was killed in a plane crash yesterday off the coast of Moloka'i. 

Senator Josh Green: 

Other statements: 

Gov. Neil Abercrombie:

Solutions to Molokai’s Energy Problems

Nov 18, 2013
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Flickr / versello

Molokai residents have noticed a lot of temporary electricity outages lately… and energy researchers have proposed a multi-million dollar project they hope will solve the problem. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

Molokai Hoe Canoe Race Gains Popularity

Oct 14, 2013
Flickr / Kanaka Menehune
Flickr / Kanaka Menehune

The 61st crossing of the annual men’s outrigger canoe race between Molokai and Oahu yesterday brought competitors from a broader range of ages and nationalities than ever. Catherine Cluett from The Molokai Dispatch has more.

Neighbors: Subsistence Living on Molokai

Oct 11, 2013
Flickr / Duncan Creamer
Flickr / Duncan Creamer

 

A variety of lifestyles thrive on different islands across the state. For example, many residents rely on grocery stores to put dinner on the table.

But on Molokai, a 2012 survey showed that about 40% of food consumed comes from subsistence sources like hunting, fishing, gathering and homegrown produce.

As part of our week-long series “Neighbors: An Island Story”, Catherine Cluett reports from the Molokai Dispatch about a different approach to food.  

 

 

Decreasing Number of Flights to Molokai

Sep 30, 2013
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Flickr / Aero Icarus

Island Air is decreasing the number of flights to Molokai, causing concern among many residents. Meanwhile, Hawaiian Airlines is still battling delays to begin service to The Friendly Isle. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

Molokai’s Waste Management Program Wins Award

Sep 2, 2013
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Flickr / ©hapulcu (away)

A small team in Kalaupapa is changing the way people think about trash with their award winning solid waste management program. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch. 

New Statue for Molokai

Aug 26, 2013
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Flickr / weetahbug

The island of Molokai is known for two saints---Father Damien and Marianne Cope. Now many people are advocating for a third saint---Brother Joseph Dutton. A new statue of Dutton has just arrived on the island. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

The Circus is Coming!

Aug 19, 2013
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Flickr / Joe Shlabotnik

The circus is coming to town -- and it's making Molokai its first stop next month on a Hawaii tour. Catherine Cluett from The Molokai Dispatch reports.

Catherine Cluett
Catherine Cluett

The remote Kalaupapa settlement is normally the epitome of peace. But once a year, its wharf becomes as busy as a city intersection. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch. 

Nahiwa Naki

This time next week, the white tent will be up in Kaunakakai Ball Park and the Moloka’i 4-H Livestock Expo will be underway.  From the oral presentations to the parade of animals, showmanship competitions and final auction, there’s a lot to see, do and eat for all!  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Molokai Veterans Center Finally Sees End in Sight

Jun 10, 2013
Catherine Cluett
Catherine Cluett

Seven years after Molokai veterans began the process to construct a veterans center, the building is finally nearing completion. But the group is far from celebrating. Catherine Cluett has more from The Molokai Dispatch.

Molokai's Soaring Electric Rates

Jun 3, 2013

As the state moves forward with its goals of reduced dependence on fossil fuels, Molokai is already on target with the lowest energy consumption in the state and an active discussion of the island’s energy needs and future. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

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