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New UHERO dashboard highlights areas of Hawaiʻi housing crisis

The University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization, or UHERO, launched a publicly available, interactive housing data dashboard on Sept. 26, that allows users to customize their data reports based on location, with information such as property and rental market, demographics, zoning and housing stock. UHERO designed the dashboard to inform discussions on the way forward for housing in Hawaiʻi.

Hōkūle‘a receives spirited welcome in San Francisco

Joining the crew on board was a member of the Coast Miwok Tribe of what is now known as Marin and southern Sonoma counties, as well as renowned oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer in Residence and Founder of Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle. Members of the Ramaytush Ohlone tribe of the San Francisco area stood on the beach and granted permission for the crew to make their landing and go ashore.

American Academy of Nursing designates Hawai‘i Keiki program as an ‘Edge Runner’

Edge Runners are evidence-based, nurse-designed models that demonstrate significant clinical, financial, community and policy outcomes with proven sustainability and replicability. Each of these programs highlights nurses’ ingenuity and collaboration in developing new methods to provide care and promote health equity.

Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands Mammography Registry aims to improve breast cancer risk assessment

The Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands Mammography Registry will launch a new questionnaire this month that aims to standardize breast health information collected at mammography clinics around Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.

Kaua‘i woman accused of assisting murder suspect who led police on an islandwide manhunt

The woman was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution, a felony offense punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Updated directory to help kūpuna go online available

AARP Hawai‘i and the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute created the Kūpuna Digital Resource Directory as part of a larger effort to bridge the digital divide and help more kūpuna go online.

David Lassner to retire as University of Hawaiʻi President at end of 2024

University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner notified the Board of Regents and employees by email on Tuesday that he plans to retire at the end of 2024.

University of Hawai‘i’s four-year universities earn high marks for grad rates, more

UH Hilo, UH Mānoa and UH West Oʻahu ranked among the top 1,500 four-year institutions by U.S. News out of approximately 2,640 four-year institutions nationwide and were graded on 13–19 measures (depending on ranking category) of academic quality, including graduation and retention rates, peer assessments, financial resources and student excellence.

Hawaiian elders share knowledge through new ‘Ike Kaiāulu’ video series

While the series is ongoing and will expand over time, the first four installments were recently released and feature experts in the fields of la‘au lapa‘au (medicinal plant collection), wood carving, kilo limu (seaweed observation), and stewardship of special areas.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council seeks advisory council applicants

The council ensures public participation in reserve management and provides advice to the superintendent.

Photos: new growth signals recovery for Lāhainā’s historic banyan tree

Arborists, volunteering their time and expertise to saving the 150-year-old tree, indicate the growth is a positive sign for its long-term recovery.

Islandwide search for wanted murder suspect on Kaua‘i ends after he was shot by police Sunday

Santos was located on Sept. 17, at approximately 10:20 p.m., driving a vehicle in the vicinity of the Kekaha Beach Park approximately one-quarter mile west of the Akialoa Road and Kaumuali‘i Highway Junction.

University of Hawai‘i offers $1M in scholarships for aspiring teachers

Grow Our Own stipends are available for students who have been admitted into the College of Education’s bachelor in elementary education and Hawaiian language immersion and master of education in teaching programs for fall 2023, and for students who are applying to the post-baccalaureate certificate in elementary education and post-baccalaureate certificate in secondary education programs for spring 2024.

Maui police ID two more Lāhainā Fire victims

The two latest victims to be officially identified are 68-year-old Michael Gordon and 60-year-old Carole Hartley, both of Lāhainā. A total of 67 victims have now been named.

Voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa headed to visit San Francisco

This stop is part of the Moananuiākea Voyage, a circumnavigation of the Pacific that will cover an estimated 43,000 nautical miles, 36 countries and archipelagoes, nearly 100 indigenous territories and more than 300 ports.

New COVID-19 vaccines are here. Hawai‘i health officials want you to get the jab

The new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines replace the previously approved and authorized bivalent mRNA vaccines. The new vaccines address the XBB-lineages of the Omicron variant that accounts for 99% of COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i.

Kīlauea eruption continues on Hawai‘i Island

Eruptive activity is confined to the downdropped block and Halemaʻumaʻu crater within Kīlauea’s summit caldera at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Date-rape drug detector ring, other cutting-edge projects at new UH innovation program

Launched and managed by the University of Hawai‘i Office of Innovation and Commercialization, Patents2Products is a new and unique program to develop the next generation of technology innovators from within the University of Hawai‘i’s ranks of PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers.

Pacific Media Group radio stations holding radiothon to raise relief funds for Maui

Kauaʻi’s KONG FM93.5 (KQNG), Shaka FM103.1 (KSHK), HI95 Kauaʻi FM95.9 (KSRF), KUAI Country FM104.5/AM570 (KUAI), Kauaʻi FM97 FM96.9 (KFMN) are hosting the radiothon today and Tuesday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New $30 million loan replacement program to HELP Hawaiʻi health care professionals

A new $30 million loan repayment program was unveiled on Saturday to address the growing shortages of physicians and other healthcare professionals across the Hawaiian islands.
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