Airports get $10M in federal funds for improvements and upgrades
The airports in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona and Kahului are slated to receive the federal funds, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced Monday. The funding, which is being awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program, will help purchase aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles, reconstruct taxiways, and install runway lighting.
In recent years, residents have fought tenaciously to maintain the right of nighttime access to fishing as the residents who live near Oneula Beach Park in Ewa Beach, also known as Hau Bush. It’s a beach with a splendid shoreline, with sweeping views that stretch across the island, all the way to Waikīkī and Diamond Head.
Clinic for homeless planned for Punawai Rest Stop in Iwilei
The homeless in the Iwilei area soon will have their own version of an urgent-care facility aimed at providing immediate, but not-quite emergency, medical help. Punawai Clinic, which will take up two floors of the city’s Punawai Rest Stop building on Kuwili Street, is expected to open sometime in the next year or so.
Though Young Brothers doesn’t have direct rivals in interisland shipping, Boivin insists on sharpening its competitive edge by …more
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“Our economy is dependent on the health of our environment. So why do we spend less than 1 percent of our time on taking care of the environment? The folks we serve have seen this deficit in the way we govern our community and we want to fill that gap.”
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Technology helped searchers find lost hiker on Maui
Searchers gathered GPS data of the ground they covered, and organizers put it on a specialized digital map to help better understand where to look next. The technology led volunteers to Amanda Eller, who was found next to a waterfall and survived for 17 days in the Maui forest by eating plants and drinking stream water.
After almost a year touring the mainland as part of the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i — which opened at the New York Botanical Garden then traveled to the Brooks Museum in Memphis, Tennessee — four Georgia O’Keeffe paintings of stylized Maui landscapes are back home at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
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