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Big Island News

Elevated Bacteria Levels Detected in Anaeho‘omalu Bay

Elevated bacteria levels were detected during regular testing at Anaeho‘omalu Bay.

HFUU to Host 2 Farming Mini-Conventions in August

The conventions are open to anyone who values local food systems, including farmers, gardeners and foodies in Hawaii.

Salvation Army, Walmart Host ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Keiki in Need

All donations made at “Stuff the Bus” campaign events will remain in the local community to help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to children in need.

HMC Treating 13 COVID-19 Positive Patients

Hilo Medical Center reports an uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations from 11 to 13. Twelve of the individuals are unvaccinated.

Ige Declares State of Emergency Due to Big Island Brushfire

Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency declaration for the County of Hawai‘i to respond to the wildfire still burning in the district of South Kona.

Big Island Business

Hawai´i Visitor Tallies Continue to Climb Toward Pre-Pandemic Norm
Outrigger Revives Plan to Acquire Ownership of Sheraton in Keauhou
Tasty Kona Highlights Products From Local Small Businesses
New McDonald’s Location Opens at Puna Kai Shopping Center
Kona Commons to Host July Job Fair
KTA Super Stores Hiring at All Big Island Locations

Lifestyle

31st Hawai‘i International Tropical Fruit Conference Coming Up in October
Hawai‘i Coffee Association Names Cupping Competition Winners
PVS Crew Discover Parts of Shipwreck at Lalo
Hilo Community Players to Host ‘Disney in the Park’ Concert

Hawaii Volcano Blog

VOLCANO WATCH, Under the Radar: Using Weather Stations to Study Kīlauea’s Plume
Volcano Watch: Hawaiian Volcanoes are Heavy
Remembering Mauna Loa’s Eruption in July 1975
Volcanoes in Canada, Eh?

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

Hawai‘i House of Representatives Imposes Vaccination Requirement for Members, Staff

The House of Representatives in Hawaiʻi will adopt a vaccination requirement for all House members and staff, amid rising COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi.

Lt. Gov.: 655 Cases, 6.86% Positivity Rate, 166 Hospitalized in Hawaiʻi on Aug. 5

Lieutenant Governor Josh Green announced today's COVID-19 case counts, ahead of the daily noon announcement traditionally issued by the state Department of Health, saying 655 new cases were recorded in Hawaiʻi today.

Maui Rally Seeks Medical Freedom for Keiki Athletes Amid New Vaccine Requirement

A sign waving rally was held this morning fronting the State Office Building in Wailuku, speaking out against the Department of Education's announcement yesterday calling for all student athletes to be vaccinated.

Maui Weather Forecast for August 05, 2021

West Side Today: Sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 97. East northeast wind 11 to 13 mph. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 75. East northeast wind around 10 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 97. East northeast wind around 9 […]

County of Maui Successfully prices $84.74 Million in GO Bonds at 1.747% Rate

The County of Maui has successfully priced $84.74 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021 at an All-in borrowing rate of 1.747%. This is the County’s lowest rate confirmed back to 2005, based on available data.

Kauai Now

Salvation Army, Walmart Host ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Keiki in Need

All donations made at “Stuff the Bus” campaign events will remain in the local community to help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to children in need.

11 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed on Garden Isle

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Hawai‘i Virus Cases Smashing Old Records Amid Unprecedented Surge

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 346 new cases of coronavirus statewide Wednesday, bringing the overall total to 43,962.

DOE Delays Start of Sports Season, Institutes Vaccine Mandate

Any individual who is not fully vaccinated by this date will not be allowed to participate in athletics at any point this year.

Local Tour Company Retains Nearly All Its Employees Post-Pandemic

Amid the uncertainty that swarmed around business owners during to COVID-19 pandemic, Shaye Clarke wanted to be an anchor for her employees at Blue Dolphin Charters.