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Northwestern Island reefs decimated by Hurricane Walaka
NOAA researchers completed an underwater survey in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument this week, and discovered that some of its most important reef systems have completely disappeared. Divers also found an unidentified, possibly invasive algae growing over large swaths of the Pearl and Hermes Atoll.
Thirty Meter Telescope law enforcement costs slowly being made public
The Honolulu Police Department spent $162,351 to assist the state on Mauna Kea, which a spokesperson said covered overtime for officers, airfare and the shipment of vehicles. The total amount of what has been expended overall by various law enforcement agencies has not been released.
Proposed budget amendment seeks affordable rentals in West Maui
Under Mayor Victorino’s proposal, the County Affordable Housing Fund would appropriate $6,382,000 for the Kaiaulu O Kupuohi Apartments project. The funding would be used for land acquisition, planning and other related development costs to build 88 units.
FACT, FIGURE OR PHRASE
“The best leaders do not talk to someone but with someone. Effective communication goes both ways.”
– Rusty Komori, leadership consultant, motivational speaker and author
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES
Legislators, nonprofits and business leaders bring more services to homeless on windward side of O‘ahu
H4’s new medical clinic at the Kāne‘ohe Joint Outreach Center (JOC) was blessed today in an opening ceremony to prepare the site for an official open house on Saturday, August 17. The three year pilot program will respond to the healthcare needs of the homeless, provide case management and link patients to drug abuse and mental health treatment.
HOW THE WORLD SEES HAWAIʻI
What Hawai‘i’s statehood says about inclusion in America
Aug.16 is Statehood Day in Hawai‘i, marking 60 years since Hawai‘i’s admission to the union. That event came six decades after the United States annexed the islands as a territory, following the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy by American settlers five years earlier.
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TODAY’S HAWAIʻI VIEWS
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii beach cleanup at Waimanalo Beach
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