NOTE: The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act (click here to read the bill's text). It currently awaits President Barack Obama's signature. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (the bill's sponsor) says the bill will "enhance and integrate native tourism, empower native communities, and expand unique … [Read more...] about The case against the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act
Maui's Eliza Yoshida was among five teachers from Hawaii who were recognized by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in Washington DC last week for their work in mathematics and science teaching. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) was presented to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners were … [Read more...] about Maui teacher among five honored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Using specimens collected in 2009 and again in 2015 at the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, scientists with the Bishop Museum and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have published an official description of a new species of butterflyfish in the journal ZooKeys, NOAA announced today. “Butterflyfish are the glamour fish of the coral reefs,” … [Read more...] about NOAA, Bishop Museum researchers describe new butterflyfish species in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
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1. On Aug. 29, Hawaii Dental Service announced that it donated $97,000 to the Lanai Community Health Center’s new dental unit. According to the company’s news release, what percentage of Lanai’s population–live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level? A. Nearly 20 percent B. Nearly 30 percent C. Nearly 40 percent D. Nearly 50 percent E. Nearly 60 percent 2. … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: How well do you know the voyaging canoe Mookiha O Piilani’s recent trip?