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Money gifted to University of Hawai‘i medical school to train physicians to treat liver diseases

The money from former Hawai‘i resident liver transplant recipient John C. Couch will establish the first-ever gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine that will train physicians to treat liver diseases.

National recruitment for next UH president to begin in late May

The national recruitment for the next president of the University of Hawaiʻi 10-campus system will officially begin in late May 2024 after the UH Board of Regents approved the position description and leadership profile at its May 16 monthly meeting.

Update: Flash flood watch on Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau extended through Sunday

Hawaiʻi Gov. Josh Green declared an emergency as western portions of the state are expected to see heavy and prolonged rainfall.

Water Safety Day and Duke Kahanamoku license plates bills signed into law

Gov. Josh Green signed two bills into law that bolster water safety awareness and honor the legacy of Duke Kahanamoku, Hawai‘i’s premier waterman, by issuing special license plates commemorating the legendary figure.

New federal funding to protect 2 million acres of land throughout Hawai‘i

Announced by the Trust for Public Land, or TPL, a national nonprofit that works to protect public land, the designation will ensure that under existing federal conservation and the Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration programs, funding for land conservation will include farming and ranch land, watershed protection, habitat restoration management, support military readiness and climate resiliency in Hawaiʻi.

UH faculty members featured in new FDA podcast about health disparities in Hawai‘i

The podcast focuses on research by Deborah Taira, a professor in the Univeristy of Hawai‘i at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy and senior scientist at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, and her colleague at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine at Mānoa.

DLNR finalizing investigation into cruise ships reported close to Na Pali Coast

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says it’s awaiting a final report following its investigation into two cruise ships that came too close to the shore of the Na Pali Coast earlier this month.  On May 1, social media images and videos began circulating of the Royal Caribbean’s over 1,000-foot-long ship, the Celebrity […]

Kona low brings potential for heavy rain, flash flooding through weekend for Kaua‘i

Heavy showers could repeatedly move over the Hawaiian Islands from the south, especially from Kaua‘i to Maui, leading to widespread flooding, especially over leeward areas.

Flags ordered at half-staff to honor law enforcement officers who lost lives in line of duty

This week is Police Week nationwide and Wednesday is Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Gov. Josh Green calls state to action to be more aware of risks, prepared for wildfires

State’s top executive proclaimed May as Wildfire Mitigation and Risk Reduction Preparedness Month

Kaua‘i poi to be served at dozens of Hawai‘i schools throughout May

Across the participating schools, over 11,800 individual 4-ounce poi cups from Hanalei Poi Company and their Hanalei farmer suppliers — equating to nearly 3,000 pounds of poi — will be served.

State implements tenant screening fee regulations for Hawai‘i residents

The new law prohibits a landlord from charging an applicant for a residential dwelling unit, a tenant screening fee that is more than the actual cost to obtain information about the applicant.

Kaua‘i Community College professors among University of Hawai‘i faculty honored for excellence in teaching, research

“Congratulations to our world-class honorees who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in teaching and scholarship,” said UH President David Lassner.

Governor proclamation encourages collective action against threats from invasive species

At Friday’s proclamation ceremony celebrating Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month (HISAM), Governor Josh Green, M.D., helped bring focus to the risks that invasive species pose to the environmental and economic health of Hawaiʻi, the good work taking place to combat them, and the importance of a cooperative approach in the effort.

Kaua‘i magician Matthew Singer to deliver 12 performances at Poʻipū resort this summer

The show features all-original material including two tricks the magician is particularly fond of: “Dimensional analysis” and “subconscious electrical sensing.”

Proposals sought for coconut rhinoceros beetles management in green waste

The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations to eliminate coconut rhinoceros beetles on O‘ahu, and another to support green waste management on Maui, Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i island, Kaua‘i and O‘ahu.

Yearslong black slime ‘nightmare’ now in court; Kaua‘i homeowners ‘fatigued’

Nearly 80 homes in a Hanamā‘ulu a development with plumbing reportedly rife with black slime-causing bacteria.

Aurora Borealis witnessed on Big Island

“It was a beautiful purple and greenish tinge visible to the naked eye for about 5 minutes,” Brenda Trowbridge shared on social media.

Volcano Watch: The blast of the century at Kīlauea

Kīlauea began erupting explosively 100 years ago this week, for the first time in nearly a century. The eruption lasted for about 17 days, killing one person and injuring others.

Kaua‘i fisherman finds oddity in belly of tuna; scientists identify rare octopus

Alan Okuhara of Mark’s Place is a scientist at heart; he and marine biologist Molly Lutcavage have a list of ‘marine mysteries’ to solve.
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