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DOE approves school accountability, improvement system “We are proud of the work happening at every level of Hawaii's public education system to prepare students for real-world demands and provide better data, tools and support to students, educators and schools,” Deputy Superintendent Ronn Nozoe said. Read more on Hawaii 24/7 (press release)

High surf advisory continues for South facing shores of all islands The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the high surf advisory for South facing shores of all islands until 6 p.m. Wednesday (May 22). Surf is forecast to be in the six to 10 foot range lowering to five to eight feet Wednesday.…

Report: Hawaii's Youth Unemployment Could Depress State For Years Millennials, as they're called, want cool jobs and want the offices they step into when not working from home to look like Google's headquarters. Raised in the age of instant cyber-gratification, they want everything for nothing, and they want it now … Read more on Honolulu…

Hawaii State Budget Not Balanced Without Paying Off Massive Debts Also there is a $ 461 million backlog in needed University of Hawaii repairs of which only $ 37.5 million will be made up this cycle. So how do you “create” a “surplus” when state finances are so fragile? Simple! You just don't pay your…

Public Asked To Help Pick Site For New Hawaii Nature Reserve Like the great civilizations of Ancient Egypt, Mohenjo-Daro, and China, traditional Hawaiian ahupuaa (self-sufficient subdivisions) were organized around fertile stream systems. These systems were central to Hawaiian culture as they were the place … Read more on Honolulu Civil Beat

Author spotlight: 'Precious Bones' by Mika Ashley-Hollinger of Kilauea, Hawaii Mika Ashley-Hollinger, Kilauea, Hawaii. Q: Where is your book available? A: Barnes and Noble in stores and Amazon online. Q: What is your book about? A: “Precious Bones” is a young adult historical fiction about a 10-year-old girl growing up on the … Read more…

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. holds secret meeting with UH regents – Hawaii News Now … Gov. Neil Abercrombie held a secret meeting with nearly all the University of Hawaii Board of Regents Wednesday afternoon to discuss how to move forward with the search for a new UH president. Abercrombie invited the UH regents to a private meeting…

The Last Luau?: Hawaii Trip May Cost Pension Trustees Their Jobs Appearances matter to Kevyn Orr, emergency manager of Detroit. So does prudent use of city dollars. That's why he's "very concerned" about Honolulu conference attendance by four board members from two public pensions funds, spokesman Bill Nowling … Read more on Deadline Detroit

Taiwan News Channel In Town To Film Punahou, Hawaii Lifestyle The Taiwanese cable news station TVBS is planning a visit to Punahou on Monday to film some students working on their science projects. The TVBS team is in the state to get footage of Hawaii's natural beauty and interview entrepreneurs and … Read more on…

Cyanotech gains 8% in Thursday trading, but Hawaii stocks finish mixed Cyanotech Corp. gained 8 percent Thursday, but Hawaii stocks finished mixed as the broader markets closed lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 42.47 points, or 0.28 percent, to close at 15,233.22. Nasdaq, meanwhile, lost 6.37 points, or 0.18 … Read more on Pacific…

Enrollment at University of Hawaii West Oahu to grow to 2600 in next few years New University of Hawaii West Oahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas is revealing some of his plans for the school, including near-term enrollment projections and future of athletics. On Wednesday, a source, who recently met with Freitas, told me that the ……

Starwood Hawaii's Keith Vieira to retire at the end of this year He is active in the local tourism industry and business organizations and has served two terms on the Hawaii Tourism Authority board of directors, and previously for the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Oahu Visitors Bureau's boards. He … Read more…

Universal Protection Expands Into Nevada, Hawaii Universal Protection Service has acquired Burbank-based Sky Security Services, a deal that gives the Santa Ana-based company entry into Nevada and Hawaii. Terms were not disclosed. Sky Security has about 20 offices overall, with a presence in Florida … Read more on Orange County Business Journal

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