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Hilo man faces charges after reportedly stealing rental car from East Hawai‘i hotel

A Hilo man is facing various charges after reportedly stealing a rental vehicle that left a visiting family from Japan without transportation.

Public help sought finding 2 runaway teens

Authorities seek the public’s help locating two teen runaways.

Hawai‘i police to equip 40 sergeants with body-worn cameras

Hawai‘i Police Department will equip more of its officers with body-worn cameras starting Thursday.

UPDATE: Only lowest of 3 fissures remains active on Mauna Loa; lava flow at 10,000 feet

Three fissures have opened and are fountaining lava on the northeast rift zone of Mauna Loa, officials confirmed during a state press conference this afternoon.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park remains open amid new eruption on Mauna Loa

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park remains open following a new eruption on Mauna Loa volcano that began in the summit caldera late Sunday night and migrated to the northeast rift zone this morning.

VIDEO: Watch Mauna Loa Erupting

The bright red glow in the dark night skies of Mauna Loa erupting on the Big Island made way for an overcast morning, with the skies becoming a beautiful purple and blue as the sun rose.

Mauna Loa Eruption: What you need to know

Big Island Now will provide information about the Mauna Loa eruption as it is made available. This information will be updated regularly.

Project Hawai’i seeking donations to bring Christmas cheer to homeless keiki

About 1,600 homeless keiki have registered with Project Hawaiʻi for Santa’s arrival across the Big Island, Maui and O’ahu.

Portion of Manono Street in Hilo to be closed for utility work

Hawaiian Electric crews will be removing and replacing a utility pole near Hawai‘i Community College.

First flight over Mauna Loa shows several lava flows in Northeast Rift Zone

The first flight over the volcano was conducted at about 6:30 a.m. on Monday and it confirmed that the eruption of Mauna Loa has migrated from the summit to the Northeast Rift Zone.

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Do you want to work for Governor-elect Josh Green?
Democrats sweep Hawaiʻi governorship, US Senate seat and two US House seats
Kagiwada wins Hawai’i County Council District 2 seat; three County Charter amendments approved
Inouye, San Buenaventura, Richards win state Senate seats representing Big Island

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Celebrate holidays with music: Kona Aloha Singers to hold holiday concert
N2 Dance presents ‘Willy Moon and the C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E. Factory’
Hilo Christmas parade returns in full glory on Nov. 26
Historic Kailua Village celebrating holiday season with tree lighting, concert, parades

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Hoʻōla Farms in Hilo receives $750,000 USDA grant for veterans program
Palani Road mural tells story of Kona’s famed love song about Kamehameha II
Jackie Rey’s and Salvation Army team up again to deliver Thanksgiving meals to elderly
Kona shopkeepers excited for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday
Body Glove Cruises welcomes Kona Explorer super-raft to its fleet
Deadline Dec. 8 for Hawai’i County businesses to apply for federal loans due to drought
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UPDATE: Only lowest of 3 fissures remains active on Mauna Loa; lava flow at 10,000 feet
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park remains open amid new eruption on Mauna Loa
VIDEO: Watch Mauna Loa Erupting
Mauna Loa Eruption: What you need to know

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UH study: Reef halos could enable coral telehealth checkup worldwide
Surfing scientists led by UH Hilo professor conducting 3D research at epic Fiji surf break
UH study: No-fishing zones benefit ʻahi, other large fish species
Two UH studies explain how and why erosion is threatening Waikīkī Beach’s shoreline

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Maui Public Art Corps partners with Queen Kaʻahumanu Center for new Kahului mural

Maui Public Art Corps will begin a 2-week process of installing a large-scale mural on the exterior of Queen Ka'ahumanu Center's west wing at the former home of Sears. 

HVO: Mauna Loa flow is similar to 1984 eruption; Long-term forecast discussed

“Eventually, this kind of lava flow is very similar to what happened in 1984, and could potentially threaten populated areas around Hilo. But we’re looking at somewhere around a week before we expect lava to get anywhere near that direction. We’re hoping that it will parallel the 1984 eruption and become more viscous as time goes on… hitting flatter slopes around the Saddle that slow it down,” said Hon.

Maui Humane Society seeks donations and volunteers with $10K matching campaign

Friends of Maui Humane Society, Mason and Trudy Williams have offered a $10,000 matching donation throughout the month of December, starting on Giving Tuesday. "Your donation will go twice as far, saving twice the lives of Maui’s homeless animals," said MHS representatives.

Visitors to Maui down, but spending up in October and YTD

Visitor arrivals to Maui were down in October of 2022, compared to the same time in 2019, but visitor spending continues to trend upward.

Overflight at Mauna Loa shows migration of lava from summit into the Northeast Rift Zone

The first flight over the volcano was conducted at about 6:30 a.m. on Monday and it confirmed that the eruption of Mauna Loa has migrated from the summit to the Northeast Rift Zone.

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Portion of parking lot at Nāwiliwili Park to close for repairs following damaging high surf

A portion of the parking lot at Nāwiliwili Park fronting Kalapakī Bay, in Līhu‘e, will be closed starting tomorrow for repairs due to damages caused by the high surf over the weekend.

VIDEO: Watch Mauna Loa Erupting

The bright red glow in the dark night skies of Mauna Loa erupting on the Big Island made way for an overcast morning, with the skies becoming a beautiful purple and blue as the sun rose.

Morning flight over Mauna Loa shows lava flows in Northeast Rift Zone

The first flight over the volcano was conducted at about 6:30 a.m. on Monday and it confirmed that the eruption of Mauna Loa has migrated from the summit to the Northeast Rift Zone.

Kauai Weather Forecast for November 28, 2022

A trough of low pressure lifting northward through the islands will bring some muggy and wet weather to the state today and tonight, with many areas...

Kauai Surf Forecast for November 28, 2022

The current north-northeast swell continues to fade and a new long period west-northwest swell (300 degrees) will build into the Hawaii region through the day...