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51 Years of Hula in Hilo

Apr 17, 2014 5:04am

King David Kalākaua once said, “Hula is the language of the heart and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.”

Kalākaua was one of the last reigning monarchs of the Hawaiian Islands...

Protesters in downtown Hilo during the anti GMO march.

Everything You Wanted to Know About GMOs But Were Afraid to Ask

Apr 09, 2014 7:04am

If you’ve been to a barbecue and ate burgers, ribs, and corn on the cob, it’s probably a pretty good bet you that while you were wiping barbecue sauce off your chin you weren’t thinking about DNA...

Looking For Love: Finding Romance on the Internet

Apr 02, 2014 1:04am

The practice of Internet dating, which was stigmatized until several years ago, has become commonplace in our society. In the past few years, a tremendous number of online dating websites have...

Hawaii May Reap the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Industrial Hemp

Mar 26, 2014 9:03am

After nearly languishing in deferral by the House Agricultural Committee, the Industrial Hemp Bill, or Senate Bill 2175 (SB2175), appears to have new life after being scheduled for decision-making...

Guidance for VA loans for Catchment Homes

Mar 26, 2014 9:03am

With the new Veterans Administration rules pertaining to acquiring VA loans for homes on catchment systems in Hawaii, many vets are asking how and where they can obtain guidance in complying with...

Big Island Green

Mar 19, 2014 1:03am

There was a reason my grandmother’s pigpen was across the road from the house. The prevailing winds would blow the smell of muck, mire and manure in the opposite direction. That was necessary with...

The face of a boy with measles.

Measles Outbreak

Mar 12, 2014 1:03am

An outbreak of measles on Oahu has State health officials urging parents to get their children immunized, including those living on the Neighbor Islands. Measles, also called rubeola, is a highly...

Gettle’s family visiting Squash and Awe Farm in Waimea.

Big Island Green

Mar 12, 2014 1:03am

What do a Waimea squash farmer and the owner of an heirloom seed company from the Missouri Ozarks have in common? The passion to preserve our agricultural heritage, that’s what. It is also their...

A student at Honaunau Elementary waters seeds.

Plant it Forward

Mar 05, 2014 1:03am

A growth spurt of school gardens on the Big Island may seem like a recent trend, but it’s a resurgence of something that was once a no brainer in Hawaii’s schools. Outdoor classrooms in the form...

Cattle egret rookery in Hilo.

Cattle Egrets and Barn Owls Pose Threats to Native Hawaiian Birds

Mar 05, 2014 1:03am

Invasive species have been a hot topic in recent years. From strawberry guava to Miconia, many of us know which plants to avoid when landscaping our properties. And we have experienced the...

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