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Big Island News

Senate Passes Massive COVID Relief Measure

The American Rescue Plan Act is the second largest emergency relief package in American history.

Big Island Road Closures, March 6 to March 12

All projects are weather permitting.

$1.8 Mil Dedicated to Address Sewage Pollution in Puakō Waters

More than $1 million in state and county monies have been dedicated to addressing sewage pollution in Puakō waters.

Ka‘u Man Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

Police have charged a Ka‘u man with numerous offenses stemming from a kidnapping and assault investigation that occurred in Pāhala.

High Surf Advisory Issued For Big Island

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for the Big Island.

Big Island Business

Hawai´i Businesses Receive Temporary UI Tax Break
How Do You ‘Ulu?
Visitor Attractions and Amenities on the Big Island Are Back, Sort Of
Visitor Arrivals Down 80% in January From 2020
Unemployment Tax Breaks For Businesses Sent to Governor’s Desk
Big Island Vacation Rentals Operate Below 50% Capacity in January


Hawaiʻi Island Natives to Star During the 75th Hula Bowl
Donkey Mill Art Center’s Annual Auction Event Goes Virtual
Brewery Block Artisan Market Set For Early February
Matthew McConaughey Purchases Kukio Property

Hawaii Volcano Blog

VOLCANO WATCH: Seismicity preceding the 2020 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano
Volcano Watch: When Will Mauna Loa Erupt Next?
VOLCANO WATCH: What’s going on at Kīlauea’s Summit Lava Lake?
VOLCANO WATCH: Ken Hon Returns to HVO as Scientist-in-Charge

Kapa Cafe

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
Kapa Café: Kamehameha Schools Student Performers

Ocean Blog

State Issues Record Fines Against Aquarium Fishing Couple
VIDEO: Mother/Calf Humpback Pairs Abound in Hawaiʻi
Fishing Nets Likely Caused Monk Seal Drownings Off Kaua‘i, NOAA Says
Humpback Ocean Count Modified in 2021

Maui Now

March 6, 2021 COVID-19 Update: Maui’s 14-Day Average is 17, Test Positivity Rate 2.4%

Maui’s 14 day average for new cases is 17 and test positivity rate over the same period is 2.4 percent.

Sen. English Statement on Passing of Kalaupapa Resident Clarence “Boogie” Kahilihiwa

Family, friends and community members are mourning the loss of Kalaupapa resident, Clarence “Boogie” Kahilihiwa who reportedly died at the age of 79.

Hawai‘i DOE Releases Guidelines for Athletic Workouts and Practices

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education this week released guidelines for safely restarting student athletic programming for high schools that meet certain criteria beginning Monday.

Hanakaʻōʻō Beach Parking Improvements Phase 2 to Start March 22

The second phase of the Hanakaʻōʻō Beach Park parking improvements project will begin March 22. The park will be open to pedestrians, but will be closed to vehicles from March 22 through June 30.

Hirono: American Rescue Plan Will Deliver Urgently-Needed Relief to Struggling Hawai‘i Families

Senator Mazie Hirono today voted in favor of the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive COVID relief legislation that she said will provide billions of dollars in aid and support to Hawaiʻi families and communities.

Kauai Now

Flash Flood Watch For Kaua´i Until Sunday Morning

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for the entire island of Kaua´i through 6 am Sunday morning.

US Senate Passes Massive Coronavirus Relief Bill

The US Senate voted to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that includes at least $6.1 billion in estimated funding for Hawai‘i.

Kaua´i Flood Advisory Extended

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a flood advisory for Kaua´i County until 11:30 am Saturday.

Longs Drugs in Kapa‘a Now Scheduling Appointments for COVID Vaccine

Longs Drugs in Kapa‘a is now accepting vaccine appointments.

Kaua‘i Will Return to Safe Travels Program

Kaua‘i will again be a part of the Hawai‘i's Safe Travels cohort beginning next month.