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Brittany Lyte

Book Teaches Keiki About Alzheimer’s

Book Teaches Keiki About Alzheimer’s

A new resource for local kids grappling with a loved one’s memory loss is available for free online.

On Maui, Gordon Ramsay Whips Up A Savory Breadfruit Pie National Geographic/Michael Mull

On Maui, Gordon Ramsay Whips Up A Savory Breadfruit Pie

The Polynesian staple crop stars in an upcoming Nat Geo television series featuring 16-Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay.

A New Roadmap For Battling Hawaii’s Intensifying Natural Hazards Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A New Roadmap For Battling Hawaii’s Intensifying Natural Hazards

Hawaii is vulnerable to hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, lava flows and sea level rise. A new guidebook offers local leaders tools for tackling these hazards.

Squeezing Along Narrow Sidewalks And Racing Crosswalk Timers In Waikiki Brittany Lyte

Squeezing Along Narrow Sidewalks And Racing Crosswalk Timers In Waikiki

A volunteer initiative, Waikiki Safe Walk, is documenting pedestrian hazards and eyesores in a campaign to make the tourism hub easier to walk.

Lawsuit Challenges Hawaii’s Termination Of Youth Mental Health Services At 18 Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Challenges Hawaii’s Termination Of Youth Mental Health Services At 18

The suit filed in federal court alleges a young woman received minimal care when her case was turned over to Hawaii’s adult mental health division, leading to the deterioration of her condition.

How These Travel Hotspots Are Trying To Make Tourism Pay Its Own Way Chad Blair/Civil Beat

How These Travel Hotspots Are Trying To Make Tourism Pay Its Own Way

From California to the Galapagos, overwhelmed tourist destinations are experimenting with ways to control the overflow and pay for repairing the damage.

Rat Lungworm Disease’s Silent Victims: Cats, Dogs, Centipedes, Toads, Coqui Frogs and Horses Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Rat Lungworm Disease’s Silent Victims: Cats, Dogs, Centipedes, Toads, Coqui Frogs and Horses

So far this year six people have contracted rat lungworm disease. But researchers on the Big Island have also begun to study the presence of the infection in animals.

More Rooftop Solar Coming To Molokai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Rooftop Solar Coming To Molokai

Employing new technology to absorb excess electricity that could overwhelm the grid, researchers and energy regulators have found a way to boost Molokai’s solar energy supply.

Illegal Parking Fees Rise From $35 To $235 On Kauai’s North Shore Cyril Fluck/Flickr

Illegal Parking Fees Rise From $35 To $235 On Kauai’s North Shore

The steepened penalty is expected to deter problematic illegal parking near popular beaches, trailheads and attractions on Kauai’s secluded North Shore.