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Big Island News

Kaʻū Brush Fire Contained

Approximately 14 to 15 acres were scorched during a brush fire in Kaʻū Wednesday afternoon.

Hawaiʻi Police Department Detective Honored with Haweo Award

A detective with the Hawai‘i Police Department was recently honored for his invaluable leadership.

Council Overrides Roth Veto of County Housing Program Revolving Fund Bill

The County Council on Wednesday, July 6, overrode Mayor Mitch Roth’s veto of a measure approved earlier this year that changed language surrounding the uses of the county’s housing program revolving fund.

HFD Responds to Brush Fire in Kaʻū

Hawaiʻi Fire Department has responded to a brush fire in Kaʻū in the Discovery Harbor Subdivision.

Daniel K. Inouye TSA Recovers Unloaded Firearm in Passenger’s Carry-On at Security Checkpoint

Officers with the Transportation Security Administration at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport recently recovered an unloaded 9 mm Glock 19 handgun in the carry-on luggage of a male passenger.

17 Motorists Arrested for DUI

During the week of June 27, 2022, through July 03, 2022, Hawai‘i police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

HPD Seeks Public Help Finding Missing Pāhoa Woman

Authorities are seeking the public’s help locating a missing Pāhoa woman.

Big Island Business

Vibrant Hawaiʻi Announces Economic Development Strategy Micro-Investments
New Dining Options Open at Queens’ Marketplace Food Court
UHERO Economic Forecast For First Quarter of 2022 Optimistic
Big Island Businesses on Board With Decision to Lift COVID Restrictions
Artisan Market Sets up in The Brew Block This Sunday
Hawaiian Airlines Offers Travel Waivers Due to Intense, Protracted Storms


‘Freedom of Expression’ : Drag Performers More Than Just Pride Month
Hundreds Turn Out For 10th Anniversary Pride Parade, Festival
Parade, Festival Highlight Packed Pride Weekend in Hilo
Police Launch Backpack Drive for Students in Need

Hawaii Volcano Blog

Volcano Watch: Volcano Scientists Roam the Streets in Heraklion, Greece
Report: HVNP Visitor Spending Contributes $117M to Big Island Economy
Volcano Watch: From Macro to Micro — How Hawaiian Rocks Tell Their Stories 
Volcano Watch: Forgotten Collapse of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater on June 5–7, 1916

Kapa Cafe

Tommy “Kahikina” Ching Returns to KAPA-FM as Afternoon DJ
Kapa Café: Talk Story with Ana Vee
Kapa Café: Talk Story with Nalani Jenkins of Na Leo Pilimehana
Kapa Café: Hoku Award Winner Talks About Quarantine Life

Ocean Blog

Humpbacks Might Someday Steer Clear of Hawaiʻi Because of Climate Change
UH to Develop Living Coastal-Protection System Inspired by Coral Reefs
Beach Restoration Project in Waikīkī Wins National Award
UH Research to Focus on How Tsunami Debris Increases Damages

Maui Now

Agricultural equipment sparks 2.5 acres of brush in West Maui

The 2.5 acre fire along Hōkiokio Place was apparently sparked by agricultural equipment in a lot adjacent to the highway.

Mayor announces Kali Arce and Weston Yap as leaders of new Maui Ag Department

Mayor Victorino announced today the selection of Rogerene “Kali” Arce of Molokaʻi and Weston Yap as Director designee and Deputy Director respectively of the newly created Maui Department of Agriculture.

Monkeypox infections in Hawaiʻi total six, DOH receives 357 doses of vaccine

The total number of confirmed monkeypox infections in Hawaiʻi to date is six--all on the island of Oʻahu. The state Department of Health reports that it has established links between all of the diagnosed cases.

COVID-19 data trends in Hawaiʻi: monitoring variants, planning for the future

State health officials today say that while they are seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases, they are seeing notable deaths, which is a lagging indicator from the latest omicron surge. The department is also monitoring the BA.4 and BA.5 variants and reviewing recommendations for the upcoming school year.

Renewable energy projects on Maui to be discussed in July 14 virtual meeting

Hawaiian Electric will share and address community input about the third stage of renewable energy projects on Maui during a virtual community meeting on July 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Kauai Now

Ige Announces Line-Item Vetoes, Will Sign Budget Bill This Week

Gov. David Ige on Wednesday, July 6, outlined three line-item vetoes he intends to make to the state budget bill.

Police Seek Public Help Identifying Theft Suspect

The Kaua‘i Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a female captured on video surveillance on Monday, June 13, 2022, in Līhu‘e.

COVID Weekly Update: 4,300 New Cases Confirmed Statewide

The state Department of Health reported 4,381 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 29, bringing the statewide total to 313,076.

Former State Senate Majority Leader Kalani English Sentenced to Federal Prison

A former state legislator has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison for wire fraud.

Flags Ordered to Half-Staff for Victims of Illinois Parade Shooting

At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff immediate, until sunset on Saturday, July 9, as a mark of respect for the victims­­­­­­­­­­­ of ­the Highland Park shooting in Illinois.