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DLNR’s Forest Legacy Program Seeking Conservation Applications

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is seeking new projects for its Hawaiʻi Forest Legacy Program that will protect important working forest lands from the threat of conversion to non-forest uses, according to a DLNR news release. The Forest Legacy Program, administrated through DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, is accepting applications for conservation [...]

By | 2017-07-16T09:45:23+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Koloa Teacher Launches Move-and-Play Reading Product

A Kaua‘i teacher launched her innovative reading product that uses movement and play to teach children how to read. Reading Wave, a new language arts program is now available for parents, grandparents, teachers, tutors, and homeschoolers to pre-order on Kickstarter for a limited time. The Kickstarter campaign is the launch of Kuzma’s business. Reading Wave [...]

By | 2017-07-17T13:02:48+00:00 July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Free Bicycling Skills for Adults class Saturday

Tommy Noyes is seen here helping a student during a bicycle safety class in Kapaa. Contributed photo Would you like to feel steadier and more confident when riding your bicycle? On Saturday, July 15 at the Kapa‘a Library, Dr. Randy Blake and Kaua‘i Path Executive Director Tommy Noyes will teach the League of American Bicyclists’ class developed [...]

By | 2017-07-12T08:14:45+00:00 July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

NIAC on Hawai‘i Court’s Failure to Intervene on Travel Ban’s ‘Grandparent Ban’

Shayan Modarres, Legal Counsel for the National Iranian American Council, issued a statement last week after the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i denied a challenge to the Trump administration’s narrow interpretation of who will be exempt from the Muslim ban. “We regret that the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i [...]

By | 2017-07-12T09:33:58+00:00 July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i’s Older Women are 57% More Likely to Live in Poverty than Older Men

Dr. Colette Browne. Photo courtesy of UH A new analysis finds that Social Security benefits are especially crucial for older women in Hawaiʻi, who are more likely to live in poverty and less likely to have access to assets or savings in retirement. The report, released by the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at [...]

By | 2017-06-19T13:32:02+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Men in Business Highlights — June 2017

Robert Schleck Robert Schleck works for Waioli Corporation, the nonprofit organization managing the Waioli Mission House and Grove Farm museums, as well as the Locomotive Learning Park and other preserved open lands and cultural practices. He has been involved with this work since 1971, making this his 46th year. “It has been an honor [...]

By | 2017-06-13T14:47:05+00:00 June 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Advanced, Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacements Offered at Wilcox

Dr. David Rovinsky is seen here working on a patient. Contributed photo Dr. David Rovinsky, orthopedic surgeon with the Wilcox Bone & Joint Center at Kaua‘i Medical Clinic, now offers the bi-cruciate sparing total knee replacement procedure. This is the first artificial knee implant that reportedly acts and feels like a “normal” knee, [...]

By | 2017-06-13T15:41:33+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

DLNR Launches New App for Anonymous Tips on Violations

Visitors are seen here approaching and touching a green sea turtle on the North Shore of O‘ahu on this undated photo. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources urges the public not to touch, pick up, restrain, jump over, straddle, pursue, ride, harass, harm or otherwise disturb Hawaiian sea tutles resting on beaches. [...]

By | 2017-06-17T16:02:42+00:00 June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Gourmet Gathering Spot ‘The Street’ Opens in Former International Market Place in Waikiki

Occupying a grand 6,900 square feet of the ground floor of Hawai‘i’s iconic International Market Place, James Beard award-winning chef Michael Mina took the food hall to the next level in officially opening his latest concept and gourmet gathering spot, The Street, A Michael Mina Social House in the heart of Waikīkī’s vibrant district on [...]

By | 2017-06-13T17:47:46+00:00 June 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Deadline Wednesday for Free Landlord Summit June 27

The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency in partnership with the Kaua‘i Board of Realtors and the Kaua‘i Community Alliance will co-host a landlord summit at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Current and potential landlords, realtors and property managers are encouraged to attend this free event to learn about the [...]

By | 2017-06-13T17:48:29+00:00 June 17th, 2017|0 Comments