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State Representative John Mizuno at the Kamehameha Longs Drugs CVS Pharmacy.

Longs Drugs provides disposal sites for prescription drugs

Prescription drugs disposal now being utilized by CVS/Longs Drugs at 17 of their pharmacies statewide.

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The 19th Annual Akamai Living Health Fair in Hilo on October 18, 2019

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the 19th annual Akamai Living Health Fair will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Department’s Elderly Activities Division collaborates this event with HMSA, to highlight community resources and services that are available […]

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Another excellent Kona sunset. ( photo courtesy of Keahi Kapela)

Legislators want to study the impacts of popular sunscreen chemicals on health and the environment

MEDIA RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.– Wednesday (May 8), Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced legislation to better inform the public about the effects that sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs around the world. The Oxybenzone and Octinoxate Impact Study Act of 2019 would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the […]

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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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EPA announces $87 Million in funding to improve drinking water for schools and small and disadvantaged communities

MEDIA RELEASE Pacific Southwest states, territories eligible for $10.6 million in funding SAN FRANCISCO â€” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of nearly $87 million in grant funding to assist states, tribes, and territories with improving drinking water. The following funding amounts are available in the Pacific Southwest: Arizona is eligible to receive $1,385,000California […]

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Drug take-back day on Saturday (April 27)

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds you that Saturday, (April 27), is National Take-Back Day, providing the community an opportunity to turn in your unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal.

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Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis)

Rat Lungworm support group meeting Wednesday (April 10)

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo Medical Center Rat Lungworm support group 4-6 p.m. , on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Keaau Community Center at 16-186 Pili Mua Street. The agenda will include: Welcome and introductionsImproving sleep by LaRae Barnes, MSN, FNP-C, from Sleep Center of Hawaii. LaRae Barnes, MSN is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner since […]

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Free AARP Seminar Will Cover End-of-Life Choices

MEDIA RELEASE What type of care would YOU want if you became too sick to tell a doctor yourself and were relying on your loved ones to help?  People caring for an older loved one are invited to a free seminar Friday in Pahoa on “Caring for Loved Ones as They Age.” The topics covered […]

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Blood Bank of Hawaii

Blood Bank of Hawaii in critical need for O- and O+ blood donors

The Blood Bank of Hawaii Wednesday (March 20) is calling on all O+ and O- donors: Please make an appointment to donate ASAP. There is a critical need for O donors now in Hawaii.

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Draft EIS meeting on proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Plant upgrade Monday (March 25)

Public Information Meeting and Open House for Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant R-1 Upgrade Project

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Project Hiehie

Project Visions’ Hiehie celebrates one-year anniversary providing over 650 showers for the homeless

On Thursday (March 7), Project Vision’s Hiehie program celebrated its one-year anniversary of providing showers to Hawaii’s homeless. At least unique 650 individuals experiencing homelessness in Hawaii have benefited from this program over the past year. There is one mobile shower unit on Oahu, and a second one was placed on Hawaii Island in November […]

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Representatives Gabbard and Young introduce legislation on marijuana reform

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) today introduced two bipartisan marijuana bills

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Relief 5 2019

RELIEF 5 healing event for Puna community affected by the Kilauea Eruption

Please help the community of Puna to heal. This Relief event is to assist Puna to heal from all that has happened since the lava eruption and earthquakes and chaos.Although it seems things have calmed down. People’s emotions are still raging and don’t have any outlet. I am here to assist the community to understand […]

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Soil contamination found at 18 Hawaii Island schools of 23 tested

After completing a soil study at 23 schools on the east side of Hawai‘i Island, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE), with the support of the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH), is implementing tailored environmental hazard management plans (EHMPs) at 18 schools where results from the study indicated contamination present in the soil.

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