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Hilo Public Library suspends all programs, remains open

MEDIA RELEASE Beginning March 16, 2020, scheduled library programming is canceled due to concerns for COVID-19/ coronavirus. Per the State Librarian, we are suspending all library programs and the use of meeting rooms. Basic access to the library, collections, and other services remain unchanged at this time. Please stay tuned for future updates. 

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Halloween by the numbers

MEDIA RELEASE Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, and dressing in costumes. The following facts are made possible by the invaluable […]

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The Naha and Pinao Stones fronting the Hilo Public Library. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Events at the Hilo Public Library

MEDIA RELEASE Friends of the Hilo Public Library Book-Sale 1.) PREVIEW NIGHT FOR FRIENDS (Join for $10 at the door)- Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5 – 6:30 p.m. 2.) Thursday, October 31, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3.) Friday, November 1, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 4.) Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9 a.m. […]

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More Hawaii residents hold a college degree

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi continues to make progress toward its goal of having 55 percent of working age adults (ages 25-64) with a two-or four-year college degree by the year 2025 to meet the state’s workforce needs of the future. The current percent of college degree holders in Hawaiʻi is 46.3 percent, up 1.4 percent from 2017. The 55 by […]

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House Passes Rep. Gabbard’s Bill to address America’s Nursing Needs

MEDIA RELEASE Washington, DC—Monday (Oct 28), the House passed H.R.728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) who are co-chairs of Congressional Nursing Caucus. The bill would reauthorize federal funding for the nursing workforce and education programs to help grow and […]

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AstroDay West Hawaii 2019

AstroDay and Robotics Festival in Kona Sunday (Nov 3)

MEDIA RELEASE AstroDay returns to West Hawaiʻi in November, hosted by Kealakehe High School in conjunction with their 9th Annual Hawaii Island Robotics Expo and Showcase (HI-RES) on Sunday, November 3 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Observatories from Maunakea and Haleakala will be represented, as well as other technology, education, and cultural organizations. Highlights […]

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Celebrate Arbor Day, Plant A Tree

Hawaii Arbor Day events statewide November 1-2, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Celebrate Arbor Day, Plant A Tree On November 2nd, thousands of trees will be given away on Hawaii’s 51st annual Arbor Day. The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program will be supporting a total of five Arbor Day giveaway events. Kaulunani is part of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and […]

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National drug take-back day Saturday (Oct 26)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, October 26, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal: Ka Waena Lapaʻau Medical […]

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A UH student uses one of the CyberCANOEs at the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications.

UH data science institute awarded $1M National Science Foundation grant

MEDIA RELEASE A UH student uses one of the CyberCANOEs at the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications. The Hawaiʻi Data Science Institute at the University of Hawaiʻi was awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program that will allow the university to acquire and deploy a new community computer cluster in support of computational […]

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Hawai’i DOE celebrates Unity Day to promote safe and inclusive school environments

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai’i State Department of Education (HIDOE) celebrated Unity Day today. All students and staff members were encouraged to wear orange to stand in solidarity in support of safe and inclusive schools and communities. This year’s theme is, “Together with Aloha, United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion.” All schools received a Unity Day […]

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November events for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks, stewardship programs and opportunities to explore the Kahuku Unit during November 2019.

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Search Advisory Committee formed for the Institute for Astronomy director search

MEDIA RELEASE The search for the next director of the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy is officially underway. UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno has selected a Search Advisory Committee, listed below, who will oversee the process. The committee will recommend finalists to Bruno, who will then recommend a selectee to UH President David Lassner. […]

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Student art contest where winners receive unique savings accounts

MEDIA RELEASE Students participating in the Nā ‘Ōpio o Puna Art Contest have an opportunity to save for success through individual development accounts (IDA) awarded to the top three winners. Hawai‘i County’s Kīlauea eruption recovery team is partnering with Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) and its community development institution, Hawaii Community Lending, to provide these savings […]

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Hawaii Island Humane Society Howl’ween events in East and West Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Island Humane Society is readying plans for its annual Howl’ween events slated for Saturday, October 26 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Shops at Mauna Lani and on Wednesday, October 30 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at PETCO Hilo. 2019 Howl’ween Dog Walk at The Shops at Mauna […]

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