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Big Island News

Kea’au Student Charged With Terroristic Threatening

Hawai‘i Island police have charged the 17-year-old student accused of threatening students and school personnel Tuesday morning, Aug. 9 at Kea’au High School.

2022 Primary Election Draws Near

There’s just three days left until the 2022 primary election, Saturday, Aug. 13.

County Hosting Virtual Job Fairs This Week

The Office of Housing and Community Development and Department of Human Resources is co-hosting a virtual job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 10-11:30 a.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Red Flag Warning Issued For Portions of Big Island

The red flag warning will be in effect from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, the same time frame as a fire weather watch issued earlier Tuesday.

State Set to Receive Funding from Nationwide Opioid Settlements

Hawaiʻi is set to receive $26 billion in opioid settlement funds as part of $78 million in nationwide settlements to resolve lawsuits against the three largest drug distributors and one of the largest drug manufacturers, Johnson and Johnson.

Vulcans Open 2022 Fall Camp

The 2022 fall sports season at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is underway.

Puna Teen Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Other Students

A Puna teen has been arrested in connection with an incident that led to the lockdown of four Kea‘au schools Tuesday morning, Aug. 9.

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

Lifestyle

‘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: Kīlauea’s Summit Lava Lake Continues to be Quietly Remarkable
Recent ‘Quakes Not Impacting Big Island Volcanic Activity
Volcano Watch: Hualālai’s Wahapele Eruption — Cone-Building, Explosive Phreatic Activity And Lava Flows
Public Meeting Rescheduled For HVNP Disaster Recovery Project Environmental Assessment

Kapa Cafe

A Hui Hou: KAPA FM Morning Show Hosts Jaz and Ka‘ea Announce Retirement
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

Ocean Blog

High Surf Warning Extended Through Monday For South-Facing Shores
Darby to Bring High Surf, Rain to Big Island as it Passes South
County, State Close Beach Parks Ahead of High Surf For Southern Shores
Tropical Storm Warning Issued as Darby Approaches

Maui Now

Can capping Maui visitor rooms help curb over-tourism? Groups continue to spar over proposal

Maui tourism industry representatives and other community members again sparred about whether putting caps on the number of visitor rooms will help mitigate over-tourism. Nearly 30 testifiers sounded off Tuesday at Maui Planning Commission, which is considering whether to recommend a measure that would make the two-year hotel moratorium more permanent. 

Advisory committee and counties to allocate $78M opioid settlement funds

Governor Ige and the mayors of Hawaiʻi's counties today announced that an Advisory Committee, including all four major counties, will determine the recommended uses for $78 million in opioid settlement funds.

Blessing held for 324 unit Kaulana Mahina workforce apartments in Wailuku, Maui

“This will be the first workforce apartment project developed on Maui in more than 20 years,” said Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino.

National report: Hawaiʻi children rank 35th in education and 34th in economic well-being

The educational and economic well-being of Hawaiʻi’s children and youth ranks in the lowest third of states, according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

2022 Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival, Aug. 27 at Lahaina Banyan Tree

The 2022 Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival returns to an “in person” event under the shade of the Lahaina Banyan Tree on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kauai Now

Red Flag Warning Issued For Portions of Kaua‘i County

The red flag warning will be in effect from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, the same time frame as a fire weather watch issued earlier Tuesday.

State Set to Receive Funding from Nationwide Opioid Settlements

Hawaiʻi is set to receive $26 billion in opioid settlement funds as part of $78 million in nationwide settlements to resolve lawsuits against the three largest drug distributors and one of the largest drug manufacturers, Johnson and Johnson.

State Agency Helps to Make Voting Accessible for Individuals with Disabilities Ahead of Primaries

“We hope that people with disabilities will look into the options that are available to them, because every vote really matters, especially in tight races,” said HDRC’s executive director Louis Erteschik.

State’s Largest Conservation Officer Recruit Class Begins Training

If they all succeed, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement will have an additional 42 officers come next year to beef up its ranks, including some on Kaua‘i.

New Trash Removal Company Looks to Clean up Island

A locally owned and family-operated trash removal company on the west side of Kaua‘i is a fast growing and affordable option when it comes to removing rubbish, which the owners love doing because it serves, if not beautifies, the whole island.