Surf rolls into Pololu Valley. James Grenz/Community Contributor
By Andrea Jasper
By Andrea Jasper
Rotary Clubs announce weekly speakers
Kona Suicide Prevention Task Force meets
The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.
Special funding is one of the complications of public finance in Hawaii that we at the Tax Foundation of Hawaii have pointed out over the years. Special funds are pots of money that exist for a specific purpose, and largely bypass the legislative appropriation process, as well as some constitutional provisions like the general fund expenditure ceiling. As a corollary, these funds need to be fed, but the funding mechanism may not necessarily meld with the purpose of the fund.
U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists extract as much insight as possible from historic accounts of eruptions, and then combine that information with current observations of activity to improve our understanding of how Hawaiian volcanoes work. Recent Volcano Watch articles have compared past records for topics such as the Halemaumau lava lakes over time, the Mauna Loa lava flow that threatened Hilo in 1881, and the Kilauea lava flow that threatened Pahoa in 2014-15.
Nearly 2,500 miles of ocean separate these islands from our nearest mainland neighbor; this means species introductions to prehistoric Hawaii were very slow. In the six million years since these islands rose from the sea, only about 270 original plant species made it here on their own. They came as pollen, spores or seeds on the wind, as rafts or floating seeds on the ocean’s waves, or transported in the bodies, feathers or wings of birds. From these first plant colonists about 1,029 endemic flowering plants evolved in Hawaii.
Hawaii’s climate is well suited to growing many types of tropical and subtropical fruits in nearly all parts of the island. Fruit is always great and even better if it comes fresh and at its peak of ripeness from the yard. And a diet of fresh fruits is a good source of minerals, vitamins and fiber that are a part of a well-balanced diet.
The Korean government with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu are sponsoring Global Taste of Korea Contest to be held at Kapiolani Community College on July 13. There are cash prizes for top three places. Hawaii is one of 17 regional contests, which means the winner in Hawaii will get a trip to Korea for the semi-final and final stages of the international competition. Each regional winner will get 10 nights and 11 days in Korea with the grand prize winner getting $10,000. For more information, visit www.tasteofkorea.co.kr/eng/main.html-GLOBAL, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Michelle You at 595-6109, ext .15. The deadline to enter has been extended to July 5.
By Andrea Jasper
Deadline for girl’s science camp extended
Officer of the Month luncheon planned
Hawaiian Cultural Festival planned at Puuhonua
The Kohala Center’s Kahaluu Bay Education Center has a new, brightly painted, 25-foot van serving as a mobile education unit at Kahaluu Beach Park.
The practice of yoga is a way of life that awakens our true nature as kind, joyful beings living in harmony with nature.