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BREAKING NEWSHigh Surf ClosuresNovember 24, 2017 01:40 pm HST

Avoid the Bayfront Highway between Pauahi Street and Waianuenue Avenue due to high waves. Use Kamehameha Avenue as an alternate route. An assessment will be conducted tomorrow on the status of the closure.

Kalanianaole Street in Keaukaha is closed due to high surf and debris on the roadway between Kolea and ‘Oe‘oe Street.

All county beach parks in the Keaukaha area are closed. Motorists in the affected area are advised to use Nene Street as an alternate route. Avoid the area if possible.
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Re: Senators: ‘Pass Dream Act Before Senate Recesses in December’
Posted by K Brown on 11/23/2017 8:53pm

Under current law, aren't they supposed to take their children home with them?

Re: Senators: ‘Pass Dream Act Before Senate Recesses in December’
Posted by Tom Smith on 11/23/2017 3:21pm

How about just pass the 70 pts?

Re: Senators: ‘Pass Dream Act Before Senate Recesses in December’
Posted by Peter on 11/22/2017 10:10am

I hope that they will pass nothing and if they pass anything it will be coupled with all the 70pts from the White House.

Re: HPD Arrests 25 Motorists for DUI Violations
Posted by Taryn J. White on 11/21/2017 8:40am

It seems like almost every week there are more arrests and drivers having to FightDUICharges in court. Hopefully more people will start using these DUI arrest notices as a reminder not to drink and drive.

Re: Rep. Gabbard Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan DREAM Act
Posted by Peter on 11/16/2017 9:51am

No amnesty with process that will deport everyone else, and will close the loopholes. And don't count 15 or 16 years old as dreamers, by that age, someone's personality is already fixed to whatever country they lived in

Re: Hawai‘i Task Force Meets With Rat Lungworm Disease Experts
Posted by Dianna Allen on 11/15/2017 6:36am

Keep an outdoor cat around your yard to catch rats..and put beer in a small plastic container, the snails crawl inside and die, especially after it rains, basically,you don't want snail tracks or slime on your produce, works like a charm.

Re: Hilo Memorial Service to Remember Queen Lili‘uokalani
Posted by vsheldon-witter on 11/13/2017 4:52am

As a member of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo, I was privileged to read the Psalm at this service. It was a thing that throughout my life I will never forget

Re: Massive Fishing Net Bundle Removed from Hilo Bay
Posted by Snowfire on 11/12/2017 1:05pm

My God, what a bunch of amateurs....

Re: Massive Fishing Net Bundle Removed from Hilo Bay
Posted by Sundog on 11/12/2017 2:40am

Grrreat job, team,
great article, author(s).

Re: Bizarre Discovery Challenges Existing Theories on Supernovae
Posted by multilis on 11/10/2017 7:52pm

1954, first explosion seen from earth.
1959, Professor Ed Wood releases his documentary Plan 9 From Outer Space, which discusses the dangers of the solenite bomb.

"You are interested in the unknown, the mysterious, the unexplainable. That is why you are here"

"Perhaps, on your way home, someone will pass you in the dark, and you will never know it... for they will be from outer space."

"So what if we *do* develop this Solanite bomb? We'd be even a stronger nation than now." "Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!"

Re: The Pros and Cons of Living on Hawai‘i Island
Posted by sabell on 11/10/2017 7:37am

The only thing I'd add to this is the local transportation island bus tends to only do 2 runs a day 'island wide'. Be prepared to wait for it and catch it sometimes. Also, not much in the way of taxi service if you're travelling far, and uber is unpredictable. Always best to rent a car if planning on travelling and staying outside Kona and Hilo airport&hotel hubs. And of course, even nicer if you're staying with friends and/or family who have a car they don't mind lending for the occasional stay.

I've heard many stories from kids here about the racist hatred and violence in the school systems. It's a true issue. It's toward anyone who appears to be from off-island whatever rainbow of colour skin (ironic since this is the rainbow state). Home school is a nice flexible and safe "option" pretty much anywhere within a loving and caring family unit.

Yes, there are plenty of welcoming and wonderful locals. These are the working class, educated, and usually more travelled or broader-minded individuals. There are also the other kind usually touting something called a stink-eye, whom most people would not want over for dinner anywhere.

I concur, be wise, be aware of what you're getting into as with anything, and do some thorough research (on all islands preferably since the term 'island fever' may enter the scope of your reference) before deciding on Hawai'i long term. Air travel can be expensive even inter-island, so look for the deals. It tends to be other country out here and that could have it's benefits as well as drawbacks as stated above, etc.

Be careful out there! Hot Rocks are usually for the Spa regulated by a nice thermometer and healing hands.

Re: $1.2M Grant from Keck Allows Team to Explore Ocean’s Deepest Zone
Posted by TG on 11/9/2017 7:05pm

Thinking about whales, there are so many species that spend most of their time in very deep waters and never even see a human. A NOAA scientist told me about a rare wave break for surfing and said if I see a whale, beg that the whale use every kindness with us humans. He told me that the NOAA officials beg kindness from the mighty baleen whales and the biting beaked and toothed whales so they can do their work. One surfing afternoon, a huge gray whale surfaced to show us its presence was creating the waves we played on. Another day, the wave stopped and a frothy fury was created when the whale repelled a white shark in our ocean spot. It seems that attention to and consideration of those large-brained mammals helps people in ocean activities. No one has seen many of the rare beaked whales. It seems caring about whales can only increase understanding of unexplored depths in the ocean.

Re: Hawai‘i Volcano Activity Update: Sept. 28, 2017
Posted by ismail elm on 11/9/2017 5:56am

Allah the Creator is Great. Allah says in the Holy Quran:

"And on the earth are signs for those who have Faith with certainty, And also in your ownselves. Will you not then see?"

Thanks a lot for the info

Re: County of Hawai’i Honors Employees of the Year
Posted by Kimo Dejon on 11/9/2017 5:43am

What a joke!

Re: Island Air Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Posted by Kimo Dejon on 11/9/2017 5:41am

Another "competitive" joke within a monopolistic industry and marketplace of Hawaii...this competitor will fall by the way-side as the others have!

Re: Rep. Gabbard Presents Briefing on Nurse Shortage
Posted by Sundog on 11/7/2017 7:27am

Nursing Shortage, notes from the field

Facility fakes it on paper to pass JCAHO requirements or lose acccreditation.
Patient acuities are 'adjusted', therefore the number of nurses required to
provide safe standards of care are 'adjusted'. Numbers look good on paper, however, the boots on the ground know the awful truth. Hierarchy pressures lower ranks to follow this deceptive practice to avoid penalties.

'Inadequate Staffing' forms - filed daily from here to Kingdom come -
2 1/2 years of Unsafe Staffing forms were found in a bottom drawer
never turned in. Appalling.

Pay raises will attract those only after money.
If caring isn't there, it can't be bought or built in.

Re: Protest at Land Board Meeting Over TMT Prompts Governor/BLNR Response
Posted by Pohaku Keaau on 11/4/2017 1:47pm

In 1893 the United States of America committed a terrorist act against the Kingdom of Hawaii. This terrorist act allowed The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resource terrorists to allow another telescope to be built on what is sacred to Hawaiians. Does not have anything to do with what Henry Yang, chair of the TMT International Observatory board thinks is right or wrong. Yang can't erase history. But he better research these facts before believing he has any right to do anything here in Hawaii

Re: Stop Flu at School Vaccination Clinics Start Today
Posted by R J on 11/4/2017 5:16am

Do a simple online search:

"PROOF: Flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in the history of the world"
Isn't it worth 5-mins of your time?

Re: Stop Flu at School Vaccination Clinics Start Today
Posted by Kevin on 11/2/2017 4:28am

Poison your kids today. Get your free brain damage shot and prevent the youth from developing strong and healthy. Vaccination is our best defense against population growth "says Bill Gates" Enjoy your poison stupid people!

Re: Governor Ige to Mayor Kim on Living Monument for World Peace on Mauna Kea
Posted by naeporue on 11/1/2017 8:08am

This is irrelevant. Wishes to return to the times of murderous kings where women were not allowed to eat bananas should be ignored.
And the later kings would have loved the telescopes.

Re: Governor Ige to Mayor Kim on Living Monument for World Peace on Mauna Kea
Posted by Jerry Ferro on 11/1/2017 4:27am

naeporue you direct your vision out into space and ignore the piligia and great needs around our feet. How do you feel about Pohaku Keaau's information? You ignored it...A`ole!!

Re: US Senators, Schatz Introduce Bill to Prevent Pre-emptive Strike on North Korea
Posted by Mr. Bullet on 10/31/2017 4:38pm

I guess they are just having fun pretending that they believe the "Trump is unhinged" script, but hardly anyone actually believes that and everyone sees right through their childish little act

Re: US Senators, Schatz Introduce Bill to Prevent Pre-emptive Strike on North Korea
Posted by Mr. Bullet on 10/31/2017 4:36pm

Does Schatz-for-brains know that he looks like a clueless child for being a part of this?

Re: US Senators, Schatz Introduce Bill to Prevent Pre-emptive Strike on North Korea
Posted by ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on 10/31/2017 3:42pm

Nothing but political grandstanding. Do these idiots actually think people can't see through their BS! This bill is a ridiculous attempt to make the public think Trump would actually order a preemptive strike on NK or that he has suggested such a thing. He has not. They take us as fools.

Re: Governor Ige to Mayor Kim on Living Monument for World Peace on Mauna Kea
Posted by naeporue on 10/31/2017 10:06am

The TMT will be a world peace monument where many nations coopere to enhance our scientific knowledge.