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Addressing rat lungworm disease: Experts say more research is needed

| | Jul 25 2017 - 5:50am | Comments

WAIMEA — Darlene Turner first thought she had rat lungworm disease (RLWD) on Oct. 18, 2015.

  1. Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:15am

    Keck Observatory free astronomy talk planned for July 6

  2. Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:10am

    West Hawaii Mediation Center offers training in Waimea

  3. Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:06am

    Mega Sports Camp offered in July

  4. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 2:03pm

    WAIMEA — A complaint from a former North Hawaii Community Hospital employee could be heading to litigation.

  5. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 1:00am

    KOHALA — There’s a movement afoot that’s bringing the dance, music and culture of Guinea, West Africa, to the children of Hawaii Island, with local children sharing Hawaiian culture in return.

  6. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:45am

    NORTH KOHALA — Macadamia nut trees fill thousands of acres on the Big Island. Although the nuts have a shell so hard it takes a pressure of more than 300 pounds per square inch to crack it, locals see the value in the soft buttery delicacy.

  7. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:30am

    For decades, astronomers searched for the lower size limit for stars. How much mass does an object need to have before it can create its own energy — the hallmark of being a star? Astronomers Trent Dupuy from the University of Texas Austin and Michael Liu from the University of Hawaii used the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, W. M. Keck Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope for a decade to answer that very question.

  8. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:25am

    WAIMEA — Funded through the NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program and Kamehameha Schools, The Kohala Center’s Hawaii Meaningful Environmental Education for Teachers (HI-MEET) program trains and supports teachers to conduct relevant field research activities that are aligned with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

  9. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:20am

    The Big Island Giving Tree (BIGT) is ramping up the annual Sponsor a Student Program for this coming school year. Residents can donate to students whose families fall in the gap, orphans, houseless, in shelters, whose parents are in a residential program, who are being cared for by grandparents with no assistance, death of a parent or caregiver, or sudden illness of a parent or caregiver.

  10. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:15am

    An agreement has been reached for Meridian Pacific Ltd. to purchase three commercial zoned parcels totaling 40.8 acres between Waikoloa Road and Pua Melia, just below the post office from BFAF Waikoloa LLC. The purchase agreement has a six-month due diligence period before closing escrow.

  11. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:10am

    Kohala’s historic elements have been captured on a new mural on the post office’s south facing wall. Constructed in May, Kohala High School teacher Fern White coordinated the painting with artist Patrick Ching as a project of the school’s Advancement for Individual Determination (AVID) and College for Every Student (CFES) program. Ching led the Hawi mural’s daily after-school sessions with students, staff, faculty and community members.

  12. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Kupuna in Waikoloa Village can take a new van provided by the county to Kona the first Tuesday of each month to go shopping. It leaves from the Community Church at 9 a.m. A $3 donation is requested to cover gas, and the van takes residents to requested stores.

  13. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 1:15am

    KOHALA — Nestled among the pastoral hills of North Kohala, partially submerged in a shroud of mist, sits a little slice of heaven owned by Doreen and Michael Virtue.

  14. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — On June 7, Waimea District Park gym hours were reduced drastically for the general public, open only to groups with scheduled usage or children grades K-6 registered in the Summer Fun Program through July 21.

  15. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:55am

    HONOKAA — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine out of 10 people have prediabetes and don’t even know it. Last July, Hamakua-Kohala Health Center tackled the problem by offering a free year-long diabetes prevention program that ended June 7.