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Schatz Beats Hanabusa in Controversial Puna Primary

Schatz Beats Hanabusa in Controversial Puna Primary

August 15, 2014

Senator edges out his opponent the day after a Big Island judge rejected a restraining order to postpone the election.

Ali'i Ice Burglary Suspect in Custody, Production Resumes

Ali’i Ice Burglary Suspect in Custody, Production Resumes

August 15, 2014

Souza has been charged with burglary, burglary during a Civil Defense emergency, five counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, two counts of criminal property damage, and theft.

Governor Extends Emergency Proclamation to October Governor Extends Emergency Proclamation to October August 14, 2014 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The extension of the proclamation is ostensibly in response to the widespread damage and ongoing disaster recovery efforts on Hawai’i Island.

Puna Geothermal: "No Need" for Civil Defense's Gas Alert Puna Geothermal: “No Need” for Civil Defense’s Gas Alert August 14, 2014 · 10 Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Puna Geothermal Venture today released a statement contradicting “reports by commentators” that warned residents of an uncontrolled release of hydrogen sulfide from the plant.

UPDATE: Hanabusa's Special Election Delay Denied in Court UPDATE: Hanabusa’s Special Election Delay Denied in Court August 14, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Election, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Hanabusa was seeking a temporary restraining order to delay the special election planned for Friday at Keonepoko Elementary School. Judge Greg Nakamura ruled against it.

UPDATES: Big Island Power Outage Status UPDATES: Big Island Power Outage Status August 13, 2014 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The number of customers without power stands and current areas of focus.

VIDEO: Flyover Footage of Big Island Storm Damage VIDEO: Flyover Footage of Big Island Storm Damage August 12, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Drone footage of some of the damage sustained by Hurricane Iselle on the Big Island.

LETTER: Senator Critical of Puna Election Handling LETTER: Senator Critical of Puna Election Handling August 12, 2014 · 4 Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

“Not only is it is physically impossible for these voters to get to a polling station, but the majority of these voters aren’t even aware that the decision has been made to reschedule the election in the first place.”

UPDATE: Hurricane Recovery and Assistance Operations UPDATE: Hurricane Recovery and Assistance Operations August 12, 2014 · 5 Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Updates on the Big Island’s power outages, recovery efforts, supply centers, shelters, damage reports, cell phone service, park closures, and the voting location on Friday.

PHOTOS: Hurricane Iselle - Before & After PHOTOS: Hurricane Iselle – Before & After August 10, 2014 · 4 Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, Hurricane Tracker, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

A chronological series of images from Big Island Now staff and readers of Hurricane Iselle’s effects on the Big Island.

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