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  1. Miss Kona Coffee 2018 Tatiana Macomber ready to representRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 18 | West Hawaii Today

    Through her hula dancing, she's had an opportunity to share her culture through her travels and involvement with luau. Aside from being one of her favorite things to do, it is also a way she stays connected to her roots.

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  2. HI Strive data shows charter schools have slipped; but some say more to progress than numbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Fewer Hawaii Island charter school students met state testing standards last year, though leaders at some of those schools said results aren't the best indicator of their students' progress. Data released last week from Hawaii's Strive HI Performance System show about 37 percent of Big Island charter school students who were tested in the 2016-17 school year met or exceeded standards in English language arts, down from about 39 percent in the 2015-16 year.

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  3. Department of Education release scores for the 2016-17 school yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Fewer Hawaii Island public school students met grade-level standards on state tests last year than their counterparts statewide, according to new data from Hawaii's Strive HI Performance System. Results show about 34 percent of public school students islandwide met or exceeded standards in math, roughly on par with the 2015-16 school year.

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  4. Immersion school Nawahi surrounds students in Hawaiian languageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    It might seem far off now, but when 8-year-old Kaha'i Helm graduates high school someday, he'll likely have several languages under his belt. Kaha'i is a student at Ke Kula 'O Nawahiokalani'opu'u, or "Nawahi," a Hawaiian language immersion school in Keaau.

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  5. KTA's Kokua I Na Kula annual school fundraiser now in progressRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Kokua I Na Kula and has provided more than $2 million to Hawaii Island schools to improve the educational experience of its students. Now through Sept.

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  6. Five schools selected to open state-funded pre-kindergarten classrooms for 2018-19 school yearRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Kohala Elementary is one of five schools in the state that will open new public pre-kindergarten classrooms in the 2018-19 school year. Schools were selected based on a competitive application process.

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  7. About Town: 7-13-17Read the original story

    Jul 13, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    An AARP Smart Driver class is offered at 1 p.m July 31 at the Palisades Recreation Center on Kaiminani Drive. This class is geared toward the older driver.

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  8. HMO Kaiser to spend $50M on Maui hospitalsRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Kaiser Permanente Hawaii says it will expand services, update technology and aim to improve patient care after it takes over the hospitals on July 1. Kaiser will assume control of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital & Clinic and Lanai Community Hospital, and pledges to inject more resources into the facilities which serve about 200,000 residents and visitors. "The public is generally excited and anxious for this transition to take place, not necessarily because Kaiser's going to become this great thing on Day 1 but because we've been in this process for so long," said Avery Chumbley, Maui region board chairman for the hospitals.

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  9. Dozens receive degrees at Hawaii Community College - Palamanui graduationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Students of Hawaii Community College -- Palamanui and their families celebrated their achievements on Saturday when more than five dozen students received associate degrees. Many other students at the ceremony received degrees granted by other institutions such as the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Hawaii - West Oahu.

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  10. Orchids make classy Mother's Day giftsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    According to Kona Orchid Society vice president Jan Rae, the society's annual Mother's Day Orchid Show and Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, just in time to shop for Mother's Day gifts, which is Sunday, May 14. The event will be held at the Old Kona Airport Park's Makaeo Events Pavilion starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call Jan at 345-1447 or president Linda Baseman at 329-1913. For folks in East Hawaii, it is a great opportunity to take a weekend drive to get some sun.

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  11. Big Island Chocolate Festival winners namedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Culinary entries from Maui and the Big Isle were tapped winners at Saturday's Big Island Chocolate Festival gala. A sold-out crowd of 600 attendees sprawled inside and out of the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel for the sixth annual fundraiser to benefit four island nonprofits.

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  12. Tax casualty? Maui Memorial HospitalRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    This week our series of tax news returns to Maui, where we have an update on the efforts to help with Maui Memorial Hospital workers and other employees of our state health system. As we have written before, our state-run hospitals in Maui County, including Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Clinic, and Lanai Community Hospital, have been losing vast quantities of money over an extended period.

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  13. Big Island Chocolate Festival offers sweet and savory eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    It was impossible for me to write this column without a constant supply of dark chocolate melting in my mouth. One of my favorite events is back for its sixth year of sweet and savory indulgences: The Big Island Chocolate Festival is Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, with most activities at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

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  14. Kaiser seeks Maui employees ahead of July takeoverRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Kaiser Permanente officials are encouraging Maui residents to apply for jobs at three public hospitals on the island as they scramble to fill positions before the state facilities become private this summer. The state will transfer Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Clinic and Lanai Community Hospital to Kaiser July 1. The private health care provider was selected to take control of the financially troubled hospitals in 2015.

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  15. Kaiser seeks Maui employees ahead of July hospital takeoverRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Kaiser Permanente officials are encouraging Maui residents to apply for jobs at three public hospitals on the island as they scramble to fill positions before the state facilities become private this summer. The state will transfer Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Clinic and Lanai Community Hospital to Kaiser July 1. The private health care provider was selected to take control of the financially troubled hospitals in 2015.

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  16. About Town: 4-6-17Read the original story

    Apr 6, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    The VFW will serve an onion hamburger dinner with salad and dessert for $5 from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Takeouts are available.

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  17. A&E Wrap-Up: 3-31-17Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    State legislators will honor the Big Island-born musician at 11:30 a.m. Pe'a's historic win for Best Regional Roots Music Album for his debut CD, "E Walea," occurred during the nontelevised portion of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. It was the first time since the category was introduced in 2012 that a Hawaiian recording has won and the first time the category has been won by an artist outside the Louisiana Cajun and zydeco genres.

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  18. About Town: 3-4-17Read the original story

    Mar 4, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    This article has been updated to reflect that the Cooke Foundation is not a fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation. It is the policy of West Hawaii to correct promptly any misleading or incorrect information when it is brought to the attention of the newspaper.

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  19. About Town: 2-22-17Read the original story

    Feb 22, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    O.N.O. Kona together with Ke Kula o Ehunuikaimalino completed two 8-foot by 10-foot mural panels for the 2017 Kona Surf Film Festival that are being auctioned to raise money for Kona organizations Aloha United Way and The Betty Kanuha Foundation. Students teamed with local artists and cultural practitioners to complete the project.

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  20. Hilo-born Grammy winner coming homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | West Hawaii Today

    Ask Hilo native and newly minted Grammy award winner Kalani Pe'a what's next and you might expect him to reply, "I'm going to Disneyland!" After all, his win of the recording industry's most prestigious award occurred Sunday in Los Angeles, little more than a mighty heave of the Naha Stone from the self-proclaimed "happiest place on Earth." "This Saturday, I'm coming back to Hilo.

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