State awards grants to employer groups for workforce development

The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations on Tuesday announced the award of six grants designed to strengthen local small businesses through training programs. The grants will be used as seed money to develop innovative education and training curricula in economic sectors identified by Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, the county workforce investment boards, employer organizations, industry and trade associations, and labor organizations.

Sen performs tea ceremony to show respect for the 1st generation of Japanese in Hawaii

Dr. Genshitsu Sen, 91, the 15th Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke Foundation, performs a tea ceremony Tuesday morning at Alae Cemetery to honor the first-generation of Japanese in Hawaii. The tea is offered in respect to their souls, Sen explained. He then asked those in attendance to remember the accomplishments and struggles of the Japanese ancestors because they made it possible to live the lives of today.

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Hilo Councilman Onishi named to NACo

Hilo county Councilman Dennis “Fresh” Onishi was appointed to the National Association of Counties board during the 79th annual conference that was held July 11 to 14 in New Orleans.

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Hilo Councilman Onishi named to NACo

Hilo county Councilman Dennis “Fresh” Onishi was appointed to the National Association of Counties board during the 79th annual conference that was held July 11 to 14 in New Orleans.

Forecasters: Tropical depression could form off Mexico’s west coast

Shower activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 1,400 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California is becoming better organized, National Hurricane Center forecasters in Miami say. A tropical depression could form within the next couple of days.

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A Waikoloa keiki crew starts off on its long-distance race in Hilo Bay on July 12. Iris Yap/Community Contributor

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