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Governor Ige Signs Act 32: Licenses Midwives in Hawaii

International Day of the Midwife “Midwives: Defenders of women’s rights” is being celebrated today all around the world, and Hawaiʻiis joining in by honoring midwives with a licensure law! Governor David Ige signed the bipartisan legislation to license midwives into law on April 30, 2019 as Act 32.

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Law Day 2019

Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society Judiciary Celebrates Law Day 2019

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Throughout May, the Hawaii State Judiciary is sponsoring special events and presentations in observance of Law Day, celebrated annually on May 1 to recognize our nation’s dedication to the ideals of equality and justice under law. It also highlights the legal process and the role of our courts in protecting the freedoms of […]

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UH Hilo to transfer management of NHERC to Hawaii Community College

MEDIA RELEASE North Hawaii Education and Research Center. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo Officials for the University of Hawai`i at Hilo and Hawai`i Community College today announced that both campuses are working together closely on preparations to transfer management of the North Hawai`i Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honoka`a from UH Hilo to HawCC, to […]

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California Water Service Group

California Water Service Group offers 2019 college scholarships

MEDIA RELEASE Students in California, Hawaii, and Washington Service Areas Eligible for Sixth Annual Program California Water Service Group (Group) (NYSE: CWT) today announced it has officially opened its annual College Scholarship Program. Eligible students residing in areas served by the utility’s California, Hawaii, and Washington subsidiaries may now apply online for one of the […]

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Big Island Press Club

Barbara Garcia headlines Big Island Press Club scholarship dinner Thursday (May 9)

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Press Club’s annual scholarship dinner will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Hilo’s Seaside Restaurant where the club will honor its 2016 scholarship recipients and Barbara Garcia, publisher of Ke Ola Magazine, as the guest speaker. The press club annually awards scholarships at this dinner to students […]

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Mayumi Oda exhibit at East Hawaii Cultural Center starting May 3, 2019

Mayumi Oda in a retrospective survey spanning 40 years of creative work by the artist is scheduled to open at the East Hawaii Cultural Center with a 6:00 pm reception for Mayumi who will be present, on First Friday, May 3, 2019.

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Gov. Ige releases $1.9M to buy land for Waikoloa Public Library

Governor David Ige has released $1.9 million in Capital Improvement Project funds to buy a 1.750-acre parcel for a new Waikoloa Public Library.

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

Fighting Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death is a top priority

MEDIA RELEASE Ohia Love Fest Media Clips, 10-21-18 from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo. Joining Forces with Land Managers & Scientists in the Battle (Honolulu) – While the complete data is still being analyzed, aerial surveys of Hawai‘i Island, Kaua‘i, and parts of  east Maui earlier this year covered 1,081,000 acres of ʻōhiʻa forest being potentially impacted […]

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Senator Hirono announces over $4.76M in AmeriCorps funding for three hawaii nonprofits

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU, HI–Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced that three Hawaii organizations have received over $4.76 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. Funding from CNCS will go to Kupu, Teach for America Hawaii, and the […]

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DLNR launches ‘Mālama Hawai‘i’ campaign

MEDIA RELEASE Malama Hawaii-Overview from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo. (Honolulu) – In the coming days and months it’s going to be hard to avoid the phrase, “Mālama Hawai‘i,” when flying, staying in a hotel room, watching TV or enjoying the outdoors throughout the Hawaiian Islands. DLNR and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) have partnered to […]

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Born a Crime

Kona Stories April 2019 Book Clubs

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Stories community bookstore offers many choices of book clubs.  Groups meet monthly to discuss books of fiction, travel, memoir, classics or non-fiction.  Book groups are free if books are purchased from Kona Stories or a $5.00 donation is appreciated. Bring a pupu or beverage to share and come prepared to discuss the following books. […]

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North Hawaii Community Hospital offers scholarships

MEDIA RELEASE KAMUELA, HI –– North Hawai’i Community Hospital has several college scholarship opportunities available. The Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship offers $2,000 to a resident of Hawai’i County who is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing accredited program in Hawai‘i or on the mainland. Private donors fund this scholarship in […]

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Damien Kaimana Barcarse

Governor Ige appoints Damien Kaimana Barcarse to Board of Education

Damien Kaimana Barcarse MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Damien Kaimana Barcarse to the Hawai‘i County seat on the Board of Education. Barcarse has worked at Kamehameha Schools since 2013, most recently as the West Hawai‘i regional director. Previously, Barcarse served as the director of the Hawaiian Cultural Based Education Department, as […]

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

Hilo Public Library April 2019 Events

Stop in for the semi-annual Book Sale. Proceeds will help support the Hilo Public Library. HPL Friends are people who value reading, books and libraries! They help the Hilo Public Library provide the best possible service to the community by supplying volunteer and financial assistance to the library.

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