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  1. Leprosy hell uncovered: Harrowing past of diseased island Hawaii DOESN'T want you to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Star

    For more than 100 years the idyllic island of Molokai was a prison to around 8,000 severely diseased people who were exiled from humanity. Between 1865 and 1930, sufferers of Hansen's disease commonly known as leprosy were left to rot on the orders of Hawaiian king Kamehameha V. These sick individuals, most of whom were Hawaiians, were forcibly removed from their families and relocated to the colony, dubbed Kalaupapa.

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  2. Surface flow nears emergency routeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported as of Friday morning the surface lava flow from Pu - u - O - o has advanced to within less than a mile from the emergency road.

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  3. Obituaries for February 25Read the original story

    10 hrs ago | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    ... a.m. Thursday (March 2) at St. John's Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Aloha attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Lions Club of Kona, P.O. Box 287, Kealakekua, HI ...

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  4. Live-saving funds: Bill to fund Kua Bay lifeguards headed for House voteRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    ... respective president and executive director of the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation, which assists the Hawaii Fire Department with the purchase of necessary rescue equipment and training not otherwise available through the county budget. "For ...

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  5. Testing completed in sex assault caseRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    ... The victim's family spoke out for the first-time since the Sept. 3 incident, providing a brief statement to West Hawaii Today late Friday after being informed of the completion of testing. "We are very grateful to hear that the case is moving ...

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  6. Game-changer; UH research looking at unique way to stop mosquito-borne diseases in Hawaiian birdsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    A new research initiative could be the beginning of the end for mosquito-borne diseases that are killing off Hawaii's native birds. Scientists at the Manoa and Hilo campuses of the University of Hawaii are using a genus of bacteria called Wolbachia to create what's been described as a form of birth control for the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito.

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  7. Suit by landlord seeks to oust Hilo arcadeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    ... is dated Jan. 19, the day after the second raid. Okamoto's correspondence referred to a Sept. 9, 2016, letter from Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth to S. Yokoyama Inc. notifying the landlord that seizures during the March 2016 raid "indicate your ...

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  8. Native Hawaiian veterans offer their input on planned memorial in WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    ... and connect with veterans from various native groups. Earlier this week, it had a meeting on Oahu, its first in Hawaii, so far. Thursday's meeting was light on details - those will come throughout the next year or so, museum representatives said, ...

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  9. Inmates find healing and spiritual strength with makahiki eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The makahiki season is primarily a time to celebrate the harvest and pay homage to Lono, the Hawaiian god of fertility and rain, but for about 100 inmates at the Halawa and Waiawa correctional facilities, it's been an opportunity to cultivate their Native Hawaiian identity and grow spiritually.

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  10. Trial set to resume for former officer charged in bicyclist's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    A new trial date has been set for a former Hawaii Police Department officer charged with negligent homicide for allegedly fatally striking a bicyclist in March 2015. Kona Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino set the jury trial for Jody Buddemeyer, a Pahoa resident, for May 30, resuming proceedings in the case after a mental fitness exam conducted by a panel of three doctors found Buddemeyer fit to stand trial.

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  11. Humane Society cites Makaha shelter with 310 counts of animal crueltyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The Hawaii Humane Society today issued a citation on 310 counts of animal cruelty against the owners of a Makaha animal shelter, where more than 300 dogs were seized this past October. The seizures took place at the Friends for Life shelter, where Humane Society representatives said the animals their investigators found there last year were living in "inhumane" conditions, contaminated with feces and urine.

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  12. Maui residents protest diversion of waterRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Honolulu Advertiser

    WAILUKU>> Maui residents are calling on Hawaii land owner Alexander & Baldwin to disclose the impacts of the company's proposed 30-year lease for water from island streams. The company's subsidiary, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., is seeking 115 million gallons of water per day for future diversified agriculture on about 30,000 acres of old sugar fields, according to a Feb. 8 environmental impact statement preparation notice.

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  13. Hawaii bill could boost funding for rat lungworm battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Norwalk Citizen News

    Hawaii lawmakers are considering putting hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight rat lungworm disease, a condition in which parasitic worm larvae infect people's brains. A bill being debated by legislators would provide an undetermined amount of funding to the University of Hawaii to spearhead research and prevention efforts to combat the potentially deadly disease, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported .

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  14. Capturing the essence of a moment in time: Halau O Po'ohala returns ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Hawaii Today

    ... by halau dancers - who range from keiki to kupuna - will celebrate similar moments and memories honoring each of Hawaii Island's five districts: Kohala, Hilo, Puna, Kau and Kona. Also included in the show will be a short film clip from "Lihau's ...

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  15. Busy as bees: Mother and daughter run a sweet operation in KapaauRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Hawaii Today

    The recent listing of seven species of Hawaiian Hylaeus yellow-faced bees protected under the Endangered Species Act calls attention to the plight of the world's bee population. "It's been about a 30-45 percent honeybee loss yearly in the U.S.," according to Lauren Rusert, State Apiarist for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

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  16. Blue Zones Project - North HawaiiRead the original story

    Yesterday | West Hawaii Today

    ... and 225 minutes per week (middle and high schools) of physical activity for all students The healthier we make Hawaii schools, the healthier our keiki will be. Blue Zones Project makes it easy for schools to teach students how to lead longer, ...

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  17. Senate to vote on bill allowing use of Medicaid funds to house Hawaii's homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    KAILUA-KONA - Legislation that would classify chronic homelessness as a medical condition and allow the state to pull from its $2 billion annual Medicaid fund to house those who qualify is on its way to a vote on the floor of the state Senate.

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  18. Hawaii bill would limit individuals' public records requestsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    HONOLULU - A bill in the Hawaii Legislature could limit some people's rights to file public records requests with public agencies, raising concerns that it could reduce journalists' and community members' access to information.

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  19. Planned dairy in Hawaii delays approval processRead the original story

    Yesterday | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    LIHUE, Kauai - A planned dairy farm in Hawaii has taken a step back by withdrawing parts of its application to allow more time for discussion of its likely environmental impact.

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  20. Rotary member shares details about hospice programRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    The kupukupu fern is a symbol of strength, knowledge and growth in the Hawaiian culture and is the inspiration for the name of Hospice of Hilo's new palliative care program, Kupu Care.

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