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Estimates indicate it would be less expensive to build a new Pohoiki boat ramp
In a 32-page report, representatives from Sea Engineering Inc. said that restoring the old ramp would cost approximately $37.9 million, while building a new one would cost $14.5 million. “Constructing a new ramp at an alternate site would be a more straightforward project, however, the rocky sea cliff Puna coastline provides few ideal locations,” said state Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation Administrator Ed Underwood.
Gov. Ige extends the disaster emergency relief period for homelessness across the state
The purpose of the proclamation is to accelerate the completion of housing projects for individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness. It also expands shelter capacity and access to services. The is the third supplementary proclamation and it extends the relief period until Aug. 7, 2019.
Scientists hopeful for endangered orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly
Today only one population of the colorful native aquatic insect remains on O‘ahu. That may be about to change as state scientists have renewed a campaign to establish a second population in an effort to hold off the threat of extinction for the damselfly, a smaller and more delicate relative of the dragonfly.
Father and daughter team Matthew and Courtney Heim launched Brue Bar after pinpointing a new downtown location for …more
TODAY’S FACT, FIGURE OR PHRASE
“Percentage of Hawai‘i households that are either in poverty or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE): Asian 46%; White 48%; Two or more 49%; Hispanic 62%; Hawaiian 57%; Black 61%”
– Community & Economy CHANGE Report, Hawaii Business February issue
HOW THE WORLD SEES HAWAII
Honolulu hotel makes Forbes list of 10 resorts that are conserving oceans
At the The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club complimentary Raw Elements reef-safe sunscreen dispensers and sunscreen packets are provided upon check-in, so you can help protect the reefs while you swim or snorkel on your beach vacation. Additionally, The Surfjack no longers provides plastic water bottles as in-room amenities, and the on-site restaurant, Mahina & Sun operates without styrofoam and single-use plastic.
The battle of Midway: A battleground millions of years in the making
Beginning on June 4, 1942, Japan launched an attack towards Midway, a small, tiny atoll located about 1,300 miles northwest of Hawai‘i. Midway was the site of a strategically important U.S. airbase, an objective that the Americans wouldn’t relinquish without a fight. The history of Midway can be traced far back into the geological past though.
It is Filipino Food Week, how many dishes can you devour?
From June 9th through 15th, the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu will be spearheading Filipino Food Week. During FFW, participating restaurants and chefs on O‘ahu and Maui will incorporate Filipino food in their menu. Check out the list of participating restaurants and enjoy the feasts.
International film: STYX is screening at Doris Duke Theatre two more nights
STYX is a work of unrelenting intensity and technical brilliance. ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Tuesday June 11 and Wednesday June 12, 7:30 p.m.
Find out more at the upcoming SmallBiz Academy happening on June 20.
Panelists include owner of R.A.W. Body Essential Ceandrys Black, owner of Manoa Chocolate Dylan Butterbaugh, Debbie Ah Chick-Hopkins from Global Village, Retail Merchants of Hawaiiʻs President Tina Yamaki, and Kamehameha School’s Director of Leasing Haunani Fujimoto. Grab your seat!
June 8th was World Oceans Day, an international celebration of our oceans meant to promote an agenda of sustainability in caring for the earth’s oceans. It is celebrated in Hawai‘i, from beach cleanups to individuals simply enjoying the water. Here volunteers with are pictured in 2018 cleaning a remote Kaua‘i beach.