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Volcano Watch: Remote sensing technique detected deformation in Alaska volcano considered inactive

The remote sensing technique, InSAR, detected deformation of a volcano previously considered inactive in Southeast Alaska.

Gov. Green signs laws limiting places to carry guns; mandating active shooting training at schools

Gov. Josh Green signed laws that mandates active shooting training at all public and charter schools in the state and prohibit firearms at a variety of places — including hospitals, beaches, stadiums, movie theaters and bars that serve alcohol.

Hōkūleʻa voyaging canoe about to embark on 4-year circumnavigation of Pacific

The legendary voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa is preparing to embark on a four-year circumnavigation of the Pacific.

Hawai’i developing its first state plan to bridge digital inequity

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism is developing the State of Hawaiʻi’s first digital equity plan.

Public comment for designating Pacific Remote Islands a National Marine Sanctuary ends June 2

The last day to provide public testimony online about the National Marine Sanctuary designation for Pacific Remote Islands is Friday.

Former governor Abercrombie, 2 others appointed to University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents

Former Hawaiʻi Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Global Resiliency Hub CEO Alapaki Nahale-a and attorney Lauren Akitake were appointed by Gov. Josh Green to the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents.

Hawaiʻi documentary about COVID-19 testing becomes Emmy Awards finalist

“Caught Inside,” a documentary showcasing the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaiʻi’s groundbreaking COVID-19 testing program, has been selected as a finalist at the Emmy Awards Northern California.

Hawaiʻi hunting licenses, stamps begin to be issued June 15 for 2023-24 season

The new Hawaiʻi hunting season runs July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 and beginning June 15, hunters can obtain licenses and stamps.

Hawai‘i ranks high among visitors for safety, giving back

The Visitor Satisfaction and Activity Survey found that at least 95% of visitors from each major market area – U.S. West, U.S. East, Canada, Japan, Oceania, Korea, and China – rated Hawai‘i as “excellent” or “above average” when it comes to being safe and secure.

Hirono reintroduces act to strengthen access to sexual health resources, education for young people

Mazie Hirono and Cory Booker’s act has companion legislation introduced by Representatives Barbara Lee and Pramila Jayapal.

Thirteen new deputies join State Sheriff Division ranks

Thirteen new deputies were added to the Sheriff Division and will be assigned to positions across the state.

Another tourist following GPS drives down same ramp into water at Big Island harbor

A tourist following GPS in Kailua-Kona did the same thing as another tourist one month earlier: driving down the same ramp directly into the water at Honōkohau Small Boat Harbor.

Honolulu beach to open fully following monk seal relocation

The Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement’s presence has ended at Kaimana Beach.

Native Hawaiian and Hawai‘i-made products coming to Las Vegas

The Pop-Up Mākeke will be located at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the site of the convention. It is free to the public.

Create an emergency plan as hurricane season starts

AARP Hawai‘i is hosting a free hurricane-preparedness webinar hosted by author Dennis Hwang.

Grow “Seeds of Knowledge” at your Kaua‘i library

Participants in the Summer Reaching Challenge can reap rewards including entires for the Grand Prize drawing provided by Alaska Airlines.

Kupuna on Kaua‘i can compete in Kiwanis spelling bee

Net proceeds from this annual event, presented by Alaska Airlines, will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival tickets now on sale

The Hawaiʻi Food & WIne Festival was co-founded by James Beard Award-winning chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong.

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope captures closeups of Sun

The Daniel K. Inouye solar telescope images feature a variety of sunspots and quiet regions of the Sun obtained by the Visible-Broadband Imager, one of the telescope’s first-generation instruments.

Volcano Watch: Hawaiian oral stories of legends can provide light on past eruptions

Some Hawaiian stories, including the one about the two chiefs of Kahuku who became the two hills of Nāpuʻuapele, can be traced to the eruptions they record.
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