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Top Story: The Kona traumatic brain injury group is using the “Unmasking Project” to identify and express feelings about brain injuries.
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The Kona tramatic brain injury support group meeting on Wednesday featured the Unmasking Project, with Christel Magallanes LSW, from the State of Hawaii Department of Health, Neurotrauma Supports project. The support group made masks to identify and express feelings associated with their brain injury, through the mediums of paint, markers, crayons, beads and feathers and placed onto blank masks. Each participant also provided a written description of their brain injury and an explanation of the mask.
A Japanese man who traveled to Hawaii earlier this month has since been diagnosed with COVID-19, the newly identified coronavirus that has infected thousands in China and elsewhere around the world, state health officials confirmed Friday.
Emergency warning sirens around the Big Island are operational again after nearly 10% were in need of repair last October.
HONOLULU A man who visited Hawaii was confirmed to have coronavirus when he returned home to Japan, Hawaii officials said Friday.
Youth mentoring opportunities on the Big Island are being diminished with the closing of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii Island programs at the end of the month.
A Native Hawaiian advocacy group has sued the state for its management of the land around the Maunakea Access Road.
Hawaiian Electric recently reported its use of renewable energy in 2019 increased over 2018 despite the lack of geothermal and lower wind energy production.
For 20 years, Tommy Kahikina Ching has been on a mission to feed the hungry on our island.
HONOLULU The grandmother of a former Honolulu deputy city prosecutor who was at the center of a federal corruption case has died.
A search is ongoing for two fishermen who apparently were swept off the shore Wednesday night on Big Island.