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Big Island weekly lane closures: Feb. 24 to March 1

Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.

Roller derby athletes come together statewide to form team Aloha Skate

Aloha Skate’s players are ready to improve their game, as roller derby in Hawai‘i continues to rebuild in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volcano Watch — Appreciating the contributions of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to volcanology

February is Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Language Month, and an opportunity to appreciate the value that the Native Hawaiian language has provided to volcanology, especially here in Hawaiʻi nei.

Hawai‘i Island police seek public help finding 12-year-old boy

The boy was last seen Friday on Volcano Road in Kea‘au.

Kaua‘i man arrested after allegedly biting a nurse last year

Ramirez is scheduled to appear in 5th Circuit Court for an arraignment and plea on March 5.

Hawai‘i County Council passes resolution urging state to increase penalties for owners of vicious dogs

The passage of Resolution 430-24 on Wednesday comes as state lawmakers get ready to hear public testimony on Senate Bill 2692, which would make owners of a dangerous dog or dogs that fatally maul a person subject to felony charges.

Big Island woman takes on new role within Office of Hawaiian Affairs

The Big Island woman will oversee OHA’s Beneficiary Services division.

Update: Highway 11 reopens in South Kona after multi-vehicle crash

The road is closed in both directions near mile marker 108 between Nanaina Lani Place and Rabbitt Hill Road.

Arson reported at multiple Kaua‘i parks

Trees at Lydgate Beach Park, ‘Anini Beach Park and Anahola Beach Park were recently found burned. Police reports have been made.

Gov. Green extends emergency affordable housing proclamation

Developers must now produce 60% of their units at 140% of the area median income or less – instead of the previous 50%-plus requirement.

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Check out full VinFast Ironman World Championship results for local finishers
Ironman volunteer medics treat hypothermia, dehydration among race competitors
Top Hawai‘i Island Ironman finisher performed like a pro, but the run did her in
Photo Gallery: 2023 Vinfast Women’s Ironman World Championship in Kona
‘It’s nice to finally be the bride’ — Lucy Charles-Barclay wins Ironman World Championship in Kona

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Top 20 things to do on the Big Island for Feb. 22-29: International Night, ʻImiloa’s 18th birthday celebration, all-you-can-eat ice cream and much more

If you’re seeking an international experience right here on the Big Island, look no farther than the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus during the 49th annual International Night. It’s just one of the many activities and events happening around the island.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 15-21: Pana‘ewa Stampede Rodeo, Streetlight Cadence, pancake breakfast and so much more

Just because Valentine’s Day was Wednesday doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate with your sweetie this weekend, too. There’s plenty happening around the island that would make for a great date or outing with family and friends.

‘Wicked Tuna’ star meets Kaua‘i fishermen, scientist eager to resume local ahi research

Reality TV’s Dave Marciano and a group of Garden Isle fishermen say scientific collaboration is key to keeping their fisheries healthy.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 8-14: Chinese New Year, Valentine’s events abound, but don’t miss annual Wiliwili Festival and more

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Lunar New Year? Need a date idea for your Valentine? We’ve got you covered.

Business Monday: Tee up for a round under the cosmic neon glow at Black Light Mini Golf Hilo

The Big Island’s newest and only indoor miniature golf course is now open to play through, featuring 18 holes inspired by different games.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

Big Island Now poll No. 50: How do you plan to spend Leap Day 2024?
Big Island Now poll results: What Big Island experience did voters choose to give or get on Valentine’s Day?
Big Island Now poll No. 49: What experience would you want to give/get for Valentine’s Day?
Big Island Now poll results: More of everything is needed when talking about healthcare
Big Island Now poll: What are the top healthcare needs on Hawai‘i Island?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

Business Monday: Take a walk au Naturel at Hawaiian Naturism Park
Stockholders vote to adopt merger between Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines
Business Monday: Give your Valentine the experience of a tree-to-chocolate tour at Lavaloha
Business Monday: Tee up for a round under the cosmic neon glow at Black Light Mini Golf Hilo
Business Monday: Keiki and Kope offers coffee and indoor playground for children
Business Monday: Matsuyama family opens third store in North Kona
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Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

Volcano Watch — Appreciating the contributions of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to volcanology
Volcano Watch: Dear Valentine, will you be my lab partner?
Volcano Watch — Another intrusion southwest of Kīlauea’s summit
Magma moving in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park slows, decreasing likelihood of Kīlauea eruption

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NOAA invests $17 million to protect Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary visitor center
17-year-old from Kona dies while spearfishing
NOAA launches Hawaiian Islands survey of whales, dolphins and seabirds
Marine wildlife advocates, cultural practitioners urge closing of Kanaloa Octopus Farm in West Hawaiʻi

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Maui Surf Forecast for February 24, 2024

An upward trend in surf along north and west facing shores is expected over the weekend as a fresh, long-period north- northwest swell arrives late...

Maui committee to receive presentation on post-wildfire economic overview from UHERO director

The Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee will receive a presentation at its meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m. regarding the wildfire impacts and forecasts on Maui County’s economy from the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization.

Rep. Case urges congress to pass amendment renewing COFA, military rights in Western Pacific

The COFA Amendments Act of 2023 would update and extend for 20 years COFA provisions that provide economic assistance and federal programs to the FAS.

Whale calf injury off Māʻalaea, Maui is likely from a vessel strike, boaters urged to keep distance

A whale calf spotted in distress off of Māʻalaea Bay on Maui today, is likely suffering from blunt force injuries caused by a vessel strike. That’s the determination made by researchers with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. The organization received reports from various on-water vessel operators of the suspected injury. Researchers with […]

UH Wildfire Exposure Study seeks more participants during community outreach, Feb. 23-25

The grassroots, community based initiative aims to recruit at least 1,000 individuals affected by the wildfires to participate in the study. Current recruitment events take place: Feb. 23 from 3-7 p.m. at the Royal Lahaina Resort, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center, and Feb. 25 from 10 am. to 2 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton in Kapalua. 

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Kaua‘i weekly lane closures: Feb. 24 to March 1

Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.

Kaua‘i man arrested after allegedly biting a nurse last year

Ramirez is scheduled to appear in 5th Circuit Court for an arraignment and plea on March 5.

Gov. Green extends emergency affordable housing proclamation

Developers must now produce 60% of their units at 140% of the area median income or less – instead of the previous 50%-plus requirement.

Hiker transported to hospital after falling nearly 30 feet on Kaua‘i trail

The woman, visiting from Michigan, suffered injuries to her head and other parts of her body.

Kauai Weather Forecast for February 23, 2024

Trade winds will prevail into next week, favoring an east-southeast direction through Friday. Winds will strengthen over the weekend, then remain breezy...