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Cameron Miculka is a freelance journalist in South Kona, Hawaii Island, where he worked as a journalist at West Hawaii Today in Kailua-Kona from 2016-19. Prior to that, Cameron worked as a journalist at the Pacific Daily News in Hagatna, Guam, and the Weimar Mercury in Colorado County, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism.
Ocean safety officials are relying on mobile response units, extended hours and data to protect visitors, some of whom are drawn to remote locations without lifeguards.
Counties have stepped in to fill the breach, but say the state should pay for lifeguards at its own parks.
Blue Ocean Mariculture recently became the first U.S. operation certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
Programs say they are leaning more on each other and figuring out new ways to follow up with clients.
Hawaii faces historic economic challenges, yet homes are still being sold and prices are hitting new highs.
With bon dances canceled across the state, Hawaii Island temples are finding ways to celebrate and carry on traditions virtually.
But there is hope the federal program can be a useful tool in attracting new business development during Hawaii’s economic recovery.