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Home Sweet Hawaii

in Lifestyle/News

Hawaiian Islands in June of 2017 – sailing into the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor to cheering crowds, music and heaps of aloha. This was an unprecedented voyage for a double-hulled Hawaiian voyaging canoe. Built for navigating the South Pacific, Hokule’a – “Star of Gladness” – left Hawaii in May of 2014 and visited Tahiti, New Zealand. Australia, Bali, Mauritius, South Africa, Brazil, the Virgin Island, Cuba, Florida, Washington DC, New York City, Ontario, Miami, Panama, Galapagos, Rapa Nui/Easter Island and Tahiti again before returning to Hawaii in June of 2017: Three years, 60,000 nautical miles, 150+ ports, 23 countries and…

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Fast Five: Senator William Espero

in City/Environment/News

One year after the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the Local checks in with Hawaii Senator William Espero to get an update on Hawaii’s advances toward its commtiment to the environment and Senator’s Espero’s goals for Hawaii as he enters the race for Lt. Governor. MARK ARMFIELD: It’s been a year since we connected at IUCN, what advances has Hawaii made on their environmental commitments? SENATOR WILLIAM ESPERO: SB559 — Hawaii is the first state in the nation to commit to the goals and objectives of the Paris Accords. We will take the lead if our federal government does not. MA:…

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