Honolulu: Hawaii’s new poet laureate finds solace in verse

Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Hawaii’s new poet laureate finds solace in verse. “Hawaii’s new poet laureate, Brandy Nalani McDougall, sees poetry as a way to heal…. As poet laureate, she will spend the next three years encouraging the people of Hawaii to follow her on that path of healing…. She also plans to launch an indexed online archive for poets to post their own poetry.”

Maui Now: Indigenous knowledge and cutting-edge data aim to help revitalize Hawaiian fishponds

Maui Now: Indigenous knowledge and cutting-edge data aim to help revitalize Hawaiian fishponds. “Three local organizations: Purple Maiʻa Foundation, Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo, and Hohonu, Inc., are launching the Loko Iʻa and Coastal Monitoring Project that will help up to 30 Hawaiian Fishpond restoration groups across the state. The project engages local communities in the design process, and will work with them to gather insights on the biggest barriers to fishpond restoration for food production.”

Chad Blair: The Hawaii Legislature’s New And (Mostly) Improved Website (Honolulu Civil Beat)

Honolulu Civil Beat: Chad Blair: The Hawaii Legislature’s New And (Mostly) Improved Website. “I took the revamped site, which was updated Nov. 14, for a test spin this week. My general evaluation is that it will be a very user-friendly experience for most — once they get used to the new layout, and once legislative coders complete their work. It’s sort of like an upgrade to your smart phone: a little irritating at first but then you settle in.”

University of Hawaii News: Substance abuse in Hawaiʻi tracked by new dashboard

University of Hawaii News: Substance abuse in Hawaiʻi tracked by new dashboard. “From overdose deaths to crisis calls in Hawaiʻi, data related to drug trends is now available to the public through a new online dashboard. The Statewide Substance Use, Mental Health and Hawaiʻi CARES Summary is a web site of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health’s (DOH) Behavioral Health Administration.”

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Virtual Tour Offers New Ways To Explore

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Virtual Tour Offers New Ways To Explore. “Hawaiʻi residents have a wealth of natural resources to explore, but in some cases these places can be difficult to visit in person. The newest tour, in a growing collection of virtual tours, takes users to Puʻu Waʻawaʻa and the Nāpuʻu region of Hawaiʻi Island. As the name suggests, the area is home to a number of puʻu (hills or cinder cones) that host rare dry forest habitats and some of the world’s most endangered plants.”

Hawaii Public Radio: Memorial concert for Harry B. Soria to support digitizing his Hawaiian music collection

Hawaii Public Radio: Memorial concert for Harry B. Soria to support digitizing his Hawaiian music collection. “Territorial Airwaves is the longest-running weekly radio show on Hawaiian music here in the islands. For decades the program celebrated our music history. Music host Harry B. Soria took up the torch from his father and grandfather. He died on Dec. 7, 2021. The golden oldies and tales told by Soria can now be heard online — hundreds are available, with more to come. To pay homage to his remarkable Hawaiian music collection, a memorial concert is in the works to help raise money to make it accessible to everyone.” Mostly an audio program.

DLNR News Release: Kaulunani Urban And Community Forestry Program Announces Hawaiʻi Tree Canopy Viewer (Governor of Hawaii)

Governor of Hawaii: DLNR News Release: Kaulunani Urban And Community Forestry Program Announces Hawaiʻi Tree Canopy Viewer. “The first tree canopy viewer is now available in Hawaiʻi for communities to use to explore tree resources and make management decisions. The interactive viewer shows the extent and location of the tree canopy across the state.”

University of Hawaii News: $350K to digitize decades of Hawaiʻi’s history at ʻUluʻulu

University of Hawaii News: $350K to digitize decades of Hawaiʻi’s history at ʻUluʻulu. “The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded a $350,000 grant to ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu in support of its project titled, ’20th Century Hawaiʻi: Moving Images from Territory to Statehood.’ The project will preserve and make accessible the stories of the Nisei and Hawaiian struggles and achievements through the digitization of audiovisual recordings of oral histories, documentaries, festivals, conferences and live performances.”

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: New Dashboard Puts Environmental Stewardship Projects On The Map

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: New Dashboard Puts Environmental Stewardship Projects On The Map. “STEW-MAP identifies and maps the diverse range of stewardship groups working across the landscape. An interactive map and dashboards display who stewards the area, primary methods of stewardship, site and group types, and services provided by the groups. Interactive network diagrams are also available, displaying how stewardship groups are connected to one another in a larger network of care.”

University of Hawaii: Free online Eddie Kamae songbook, educational resource launches

University of Hawaii: Free online Eddie Kamae songbook, educational resource launches. “An online collection of songs meaningful to the man whom the Los Angeles Times called ‘one of the most influential Hawaiian musicians in the last half-century and a filmmaker who painstakingly documented the culture and history of the islands,’ the late Eddie Kamae, will be available to the public for free on May 1, 2022. Years in the making, The Eddie Kamae Songbook: A Musical Journey is a collection of 34 songs that were meaningful to his journey as a musician, filmmaker and Hawaiian son.”

Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States (University of Southern California)

University of Southern California: Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States. “The Voting Location Siting Tool uses a web-based interactive data mapping system to identify areas within a half mile in diameter where vote centers and polling places would likely have the most success in serving voters…. Launched in California in 2018, the tool is now available in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Over the coming months, CID will be conducting trainings for election officials and community advocacy groups on how to use the tool to identify accessible and equitably distributed polling locations in their communities. ”