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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.

Good Jobs Hawaiʻi provides free skills training for hundreds of residents

The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi and industry partners, offers free skills training in high-demand industries through Good Jobs Hawaiʻi.

U.S. Rep. Jill Tokuda keynote speaker at Kaua‘i Memorial Day event

The Memorial Day Observance will also include members of the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, and the Waimea High School JROTC, which will post and retire the colors.

Petco Love donates $20,000 to Kauaʻi Humane Society

The national nonprofit Petco Love is donating $20,000 to the Kauaʻi Humane Society in support of its lifesaving work for animals on the island.

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.

NOAA predicts a near- or above-normal hurricane season for Central Pacific

The 2023 Central Pacific hurricane season starts June 1, and this year forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict a 50% chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity.

County of Kaua‘i announces holiday closures

The Waimea swimming pool will observe Memorial Day on May 30 and will be closed that day.

Mālama Kauaʻi’s FEED Orchard Grants to increase fruit production, food access

Mālama Kauaʻi will distribute 18 FEED Orchard Grant Awards this summer in order to increase fruit production and provide local fruit for food access programs.

Florida man airlifted from Koke‘e on Tuesday

Responders found the man about 40 feet down a steep side of a ridge with injuries to his back.

Antique shop on Maui raided for selling illegal turtle shells, whale tooth ivory

Dozens of illegal wildlife items were confiscated from the Antique Freak shop in Wailuku on Maui during a Tuesday raid by the State of Hawai’i and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement.

American Savings Bank raises $368,000 for local nonprofits during Kahiau campaign

American Savings Bank has raised $368,268 to support local nonprofits during its 2023 Kahiau Giving Campaign.

Hawaiian monk seal born on Waikīkī beach to be relocated after weaning

Pualani, a Hawaiian monk seal pup who was born in mid-April on Kaimana Beach in Waikīkī, will be relocated after she is weaned from her mama Kaʻiwi.

2 Kaua‘i companies join Hawai‘i business incubator

XLR8HI, the leading community for Hawaii entrepreneurs, unveiled its sixth cohort of local companies who participated in preX, an investment readiness and business scaling hyper-accelerator program.

Artificial intelligence used by University of Hawai’i researchers for reef conservation

Coral ecologists in the UH Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology are identifying and measuring reef halos from space using artificial intelligence. The study was published recently in Remote Sensing of Environment.

Kapa‘a High School Art Club refreshes market mural in Kapahi

About a dozen Kapa‘a High School students spent five days on the Aloha Island Mart project.

‘Kaukau 4 Keiki’ program provides meal boxes for low-income keiki this summer

Mālama Kauaʻi’s Kaukau 4 Keiki program aims to address the “summer hunger gap” by providing healthy meal boxes to low-income keiki across the island.

Workshop series aims to help seniors with diabetes; registration open

Registration is now open for the upcoming Diabetes Self-Management Workshop, a series presented by The Agency on Elderly Affairs.

UH Mānoa ranks in world’s top 2.5% out of 20,531 universities in Global 2000 list

The Center for World University Rankings released its Global 2000 list and ranked the flagship campus of the 10-campus University of Hawai‘i System placed No. 505 out of 20,531 universities.

GoFarm on Kaua‘i to host Farmer Training Program, AgCurious Webinar

Learn more about the Kauaʻi Farmer Training Program process and how to apply.
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