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July 25, 2014 - 12:05am

Republican Party seeks poll watchers

One of the Hawaii Republican Party’s most important responsibilities is to provide poll watchers in every precinct across Hawaii to ensure the integrity of the vote. The Primary Election is Aug. 9.

The registration deadline for poll watchers is today. To register, call 593-8180 and ask for Chase. Several opportunities for short training sessions will be available the first week and second week of August. Poll watchers can be as young as 16. More information is available at Email questions to

Native bee talk is today in Honaunau

Learn about Hawaii’s native yellow-faced bees and The Hylaeus Project at 11 a.m. today at the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park amphitheater.

Last summer Lisa Schonberg and artist Aidan Koch spent a month in Hawaii documenting the Hawaiian Hylaeus through visual art, natural history writing, field recording, and music composition based on soundscapes of the habitat sites they visited. Schonberg’s talk will include audio and images from the project. More information is on her website at

Story time scheduled Wednesday morning

Kona Stories bookstore, with assistance from the American Association of University Women, will host a story time for children ages 3 to 7 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Special guest is Mike Austin, who will read his books on monsters. Story time includes crafts and snacks for a $5 participation fee.

Keiki story times are held in the Keauhou Shopping Center courtyard. Space is limited. For more information, or to RSVP, call 324-0350. Check-in 10 minutes prior to story time at Kona Stories.

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