Hawaii State Legislature passes bill iwth $200 million for expanding preschool access.
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State legislature passes bill with $200 million for expanding preschool access
The Hawaiʻi State Legislature passed six bills that invest $220 million in education, with $200 million appropriated for the goal of expanding preschool access to all 3- and 4-year olds by 2032. The $220 million is in addition to the $2.4 billion in the Department of Education’s most recent budget. The bills were sent to Gov. David Ige for his consideration.
Kaua‘i now in high community level of Covid-19 transmission, CDC says
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved Kaua‘i County from the yellow, medium-risk community level to the red, high-risk community level. Despite the change in threat level, officials do not anticipate implementation of any Covid restrictions.
Lunar eclipse happening on Sunday
This weekend, skywatchers will be in for a special treat when a total lunar eclipse happens again. It’s the first since May 2021. However, officials said that we won’t be able to see the red hue of the eclipse. Instead, there will be a dark shadow that will retreat across the face of the Moon as it leaves the umbra — the darkest part of Earth’s shadow — over the hour after moonrise.
City to mark ‘Lahaina noon’ with celebration at iconic Sky Gate sculpture
Native Hawaiian composer and violinist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti will premiere a new work this month inspired by Lahaina noon. The Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts commissioned the composition together with Chamber Music Hawaii. The chamber will perform the work at noon on May 26. Lahaina noon refers to the moment when the sun passes exactly overhead at midday and objects with smooth sides appear to have no shadow.
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Vendor applications now accepted for the 9th annual Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival
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Enjoying a relaxing day at the beach in front of the Mauna Lani resort on Hawaiʻi Island.
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