Home Page
KPUA Program Schedule
Election Coverage

Today's KPUA Program Schedule:
Click here for showtimes
& complete program lineup.

National News
World News
Strange Reports
NCAA Tournament
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders
University of Hawaii
1145 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
PH: 808 935-5461
FAX: 808 935-7761

Hilo, Hawaii News, Sports, & Information Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Back to Hawaii News index

Posted: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 12:05 PM HST

Choosing Hawaii state instrument proves difficult

By Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) The decision to name a state instrument in Hawaii is proving more difficult than some lawmakers expected.

They say a proposal to give the title to the ukulele seemed like it was going to be an easy bill to pass.

But then fans of the steel guitar and instruments like the ipu gourd made a case that their sounds should represent Hawaii.

To please more musicians, lawmakers are considering naming one "ancient" instrument and one "modern" instrument.

Members of the Senate want to leave the decision up to a group of children to decide which musical tradition should represent the state. Children chose the state fish years ago.

A panel that met Tuesday on two competing bills said the proposals need more work. They plan to meet again on Thursday.

National News
World News


Strange Reports