“Kona childhood friends, musicians win contest’s popular vote to perform at 808 Day.”
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Kona music artists Abe Van Meter and Makana Keana’aina will be performing at the 808 Day concert on Aug. 5 after winning a chance to perform.
Musicians Abe Van Meter and Makana Keana’aina have been playing island reggae and hip hop music together on the Big Island since childhood, when they would jam in the stairwells at Kealakehe High School or meet at the beach with their ‘ukeleles and perform before friends after paddling together at the Kailua pier.
The six-month virtual Obama Leaders program supports and connects emerging leaders in the United States, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe through a values-based leadership framework inspired by the ideals and legacy of Barak and Michelle Obama.
No tropical cyclone activity threatening Hawai‘i, but forecasters watching two systems in Eastern Pacific
Tropical Storm Dora was located earlier this morning about 345 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and moving west at 16 mph. The storm has maximum winds of 60 mph and is expected to make a gradual turn toward the west-southwest during the next few days. Dora is expected to intensify throughout the next two to three days and could become a major hurricane toward the latter half of this week.
The Palani Street facility would be retained as an annex for mail carrier operations only.
“It’s exciting to see so many outstanding individuals who are so passionate about the teaching profession,” said Joan Lewis, Hawai‘i Educational Association president.
The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture is seeking public comments through Aug. 11 on funding priorities being developed for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program.
Eighteen motorists on Hawai‘i Island were arrested from July 24-30 for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
The Hawaiʻi State Judiciary’s annual juror questionnaires will soon be mailed to individuals who have a Hawaiʻi state driver’s license and/or are registered to vote in Hawaiʻi.
As the Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) center prepares to open in August, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is enhancing its student-led approach to the programs and activities at the new state-of-art facility.
The Waimea Community Association’s Town Meeting will spotlight back-to-school news for eight of Waimea’s schools – public, private and public charter.
Participants can learn six smart things to do to help maintain a healthy brain as they age from AARP’s top brain health expert at free in-person workshops on Oʻahu, Maui and Hawaiʻi island in August.
Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu will be premiering on Aug. 4 Lauren Gunderson’s “Toil and Trouble,” a comedic rendition of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”
The Koani Foundation distributed its 11th annual Hawaiian Kingdom Patriot Awards on July 30 at Thomas Square Park in Honolulu.
On July 27 and 28, the Hawaiʻi-Japan Sister State & Sister City Summit was convened by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, and the Japan-America Society of Hawaiʻi in Honolulu with the theme of “The Ties that Bind.”
Hazardous waste collection days have been scheduled in Hilo and Kona for August.
U.S. Rep Ed Case (HI-01) is urging Hawaiʻi veterans and their survivors who may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs health care benefits under the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of August 2022 to file or at least complete and submit an intent to file before Aug. 9.
Collaborative destination management efforts to preserve natural and cultural resources are increasing on the Big Island.
The County of Maui purchased the David K. Trask Jr. building—next to the county’s Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku—for $3.8 million as part of ongoing efforts to cut millions of dollars the county pays each year for rent.
The countdown has begun as Ocean Exploration Trust’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus sets sail Aug. 2, 2023, on an expedition to explore deep-sea environments of ancient seamounts around Johnston Atoll.
Two systems in Eastern Pacific have forecasters’ attention; no tropical cyclone threats to Hawai‘i at this time
The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on two systems in the Eastern Pacific, including Tropical Storm Dora, but there is no indication at this time that either will impact or even come near Hawai‘i.