Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donates $7.5M to fight homelessness in Hawaii.
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos donates $7.5M to fight homelessness in Hawai‘i
Two Hawai‘i nonprofits have received a total of $7.5 million in grants from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s Day 1 Families Fund. On O‘ahu, Family Promise of Hawaii received $2.5 million — the largest private grant the organization has ever received. Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Maui’s largest homeless shelter provider, received a $5 million grant.
Concealed carry application process ‘discouraging,’ some Honolulu residents say
A man who wished to remain anonymous said the waiting period is lengthy because officials have to do a thorough background check to ensure the resident applying has no felonies. There is also an ordinance being considered by the Honolulu City Council that would prohibit guns being at schools, voter centers, public parks, shelters, bus stops and buses.
Thanksgiving holiday travel for Hawai‘i expected to be busier than last year
About 9.7 million residents of Hawai‘i, Alaska and the U.S. West Coast plan to travel for the holiday, according to AAA Hawai‘i. Nationwide, this Thanksgiving is projected to be the third busiest on record since AAA started tracking in 2000, with more than 54 million travelers expected to take to the sky and hit the road.
Chainsaw drone gives scientists a close-up view of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death
A team at the UH Hilo is testing a new tool to find Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and retrieve samples. Ryan Perroy, a geography professor at the university, and a team of researchers have attached a chainsaw to a drone. They are calling it the Kūkūau system. The system consists of a specially designed, small rotating chainsaw that has a robotic gripper claw mounted beneath the drone. The drone cuts and retrieves branches so that scientists can test trees for fungal pathogens, especially those responsible for Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.
SPONSORED BY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART
Local Artists Shine in Fall Exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Two dynamic new exhibitions featuring work from Hawai‘i based artists open this month at HoMA. These exhibitions spotlight local artistic voices, offering visitors unique perspectives on cultural history and the transformative potential of natural materials …read more.
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Blue Planet and Drive Electric Hawai‘i hosting free movie night at Bishop Museum in December
Blue Planet and Drive Electric Hawaiʻi are hosting a free movie screening on Wednesday, December 7 from 6:00 PM at Bishop Museum’s Atherton Halau to celebrate electric mobility. They will be featuring the movie Back to the Future, along with several short films that show the progress of electric vehicles (EVs) in Hawaiʻi.
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