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Mumps outbreak reaches the islands

The mumps, formerly thought of as an archaic disease that was suppressed in the mid-1900s, has made its way back into our communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 5,833 confirmed cases of mumps in the United States last year, up from 450 cases […]

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Journey across the stars this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be stressful having to buy chocolates and roses or just having the pressure to do something romantic and memorable. This Feb. 14, however, WCC’s Hōkūlani Imaginarium is offering an affordable, out-of-the-box option for those 18 years or older–a special show called “Stargazing: Star-Crossed Lovers.” There will be […]

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Kawainui Marsh in Kailua is the largest wetland in the state of Hawai‘i - Courtesy of Ian Jenss

Tensions rise over fate of Kawainui Marsh

On Jan. 11, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) hosted its fourth public informational meeting regarding the latest draft of the Kawainui-Hamakua Master Plan Project. The meeting drew Native Hawaiian groups supporting the plan as well as longtime Kailua residents who oppose it. Kawainui Marsh is located […]

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O‘ahu gets festive as the holidays near

With Christmas just around the corner, O‘ahu hotels, communities, churches, clubs and other groups are putting on various events for all to enjoy. Here at WCC, our own Hōkūlani Imaginarium is having a Christmas-themed show called Season of Light on Friday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. The show explains the […]

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Military neighborhoods get decked out for the holidays – Hannah Bailey

Military families reunite for the holiday season

Being in the military is a tricky job that requires training, long nights and dedication, which unfortunately takes a lot of its members away from the people they love. Some jobs in the military, like infantry or ground troops, require members to go through different trainings: jungle, desert, water, winter […]

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Women's community correctional center

WCC explores classes for female inmates

For the first time, WCC is offering two classes at the Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua. It is part of WCC’s early college program, which seeks to enable and empower individuals such as high school students and inmates who are not able to attend traditional classes. Currently, the classes […]

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The musical group Kapena will be one of the headliners at Ho‘olaule‘a - Courtesy of Kapena

WCC welcomes all to the 17th annual Ho‘olaule‘a

On October 7, Windward Community College will host the 17th annual Windward Ho‘olaule‘a, dubbed “A Homegrown Celebration,” from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Great Lawn of campus. The free, family-friendly festival, co-sponsored by WCC and the Kāne‘ohe Business Group, is expected to  attract more than 10,000 people. It […]

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