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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Kahalu‘u Bay, a small, 4.2-acre county park, attracts more that 400,000 visitors a year to enjoy its calm, clear waters and vibrant, colorful reef ecosystem. Like many coral reefs in Hawai‘i, this special place is facing many threats. Research confirms that chemicals found in most sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, are contributing to coral decline. These chemicals affect coral growth ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Aloha, Community, Education, Health & Wellness, Sustainability
    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — California Water Service Group (Group) (NYSE: CWT) today announced it has officially opened its annual College Scholarship Program. Eligible students residing in areas served by the utility’s California, Hawaii, and Washington subsidiaries may now apply online for one of the scholarships under the $60,000 program, which provides two $10,000 grand-prize awards and additional, ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Education
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Aloha,   Hawai‘i Community College and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo are working together closely as the campuses prepare to transfer the North Hawai‘i Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honoka‘a to Hawai‘i Community College.   Hawai‘i CC will assume the management of NHERC effective July 1, 2019.   The creation of NHERC in 2006 was a collaboration of community, elected ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    By: Maunakea Observatories   On April 10, 2019, Governor David Y. Ige of the State of Hawai'i issued a proclamation declaring the day "Pōwehi Day" in recognition of the release of the world's first-ever image of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration. The proclamation also noted the critical role of two Maunakea Observatories -- the James Clerk Maxwell telescope (JCMT) ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Education
    Friday, April 19, 2019
    By Fern Gavelek, photos by Suzi Patterson   NETWORKING—Hawaii Community College—Pālamanui’s open-air campus played host to the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce for its April AfterHours and annual Kuleana Green Business Fair.   Attendees visited the booths of 16 KKCC businesses, all designated as “green” through the Chamber’s Kuleana Green Business program. Launched in 2006, the program lauds ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Sustainability, Aloha, Community, Networking
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    KOHALA COAST (HAWAI‘I) – Fairmont Orchid, a luxury resort located along the majestic Kohala Coast of Hawai‘i Island, has selected Ka‘iulani Blankenfeld to serve as its Director of Hawaiian Culture. In this new position, Ka‘iulani will lead a strategic initiative to create and enhance the property’s Hawaiian programs and practices.   Born and raised on the island of O‘ahu, Ka‘iulani can trace her ...read more
    Categories: Community, Aloha, Education
    Monday, January 14, 2019
    PATH (Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii) Executive Director Tina Clothier was honored as one of Kaiser Permanente’s 2018 Honor Roll Champions in their Thriving Schools Honor Roll awards program. She is one of nineteen awardees nationwide, including staff, teachers, youth, parents, community leaders and union leaders. “I humbly accept this award on behalf of our Bike Ed team and our community ...read more
    Categories: Aloha, Community, Education
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