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‘Ohana Day joins 22 keiki with their Forever Families

Adoptions and guardianships that move children out of foster care, or prevent their removal into foster care, were finalized on Nov. 17.

Micrometeorites may have delivered building blocks for life on Earth

Nitrogen compounds, such as ammonium salts, are abundant in material born in regions far from the sun, but evidence of their transport to Earth’s orbital region had been poorly understood. 

Link between STI and advanced prostate cancer debunked

Prostate cancer, a common concern both in the United States and globally, holds the title of the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men in Hawaiʻi.

Bill moves forward to limit nighttime parking along park on Ali’i Drive to stop drug dealing

The public park runs along the rocky shoreline in Kailua-Kona, consisting of picnic tables, a small, sandy beach and a grassy area with palm trees overhead.

Magnitude-3.6 quake rattles West Hawai‘i

At 9:21 p.m., the tumbler struck 2 miles west-southwest of Hōlualoa at a depth of about 8 miles below sea level.

Hawai‘i Island police seeking runaway Ella Ishoda

Police ask anyone with information about Ishoda’s whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency number 808-935-3311.

Hawai‘i County breaks ground on Lālāmilo water reservoir

Reservoir will be the largest in the State when completed in approx. two years.

The Salvation Army is seeking community assistance with Angel Tree Campaign

All children should feel the magic of Christmas during the holidays, and no family should have to choose between paying the bills or paying for meals – especially during the happiest time of the year.

Schatz, Murkowski lead oversight hearing on federal resources to address fentanyl in Native communities

“In our second hearing in a series on fentanyl, federal witnesses outlined the challenges that they face as they work to address the health and public safety impacts affecting Native people,” said Vice Chairman Murkowski. 

Attorney General Lopez acts to reduce illegal gun trafficking

Following the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the ATF has proposed a new regulation to clarify what it means for a person to be “engaged in the business” of dealing in firearms.

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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 Big Island for Dec. 7-13: Holiday cheer abounds with several Christmas parades and more

In case you’re seeking something else, there’s also a health care talk story event featuring “Seniors in Paradise” host Derek Kurisu, the Celebrate ‘Ohana Festival in Kona, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies live in Hilo and more.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Nov. 30-Dec. 6: Holiday cheer on tap as well as other events including World of Magic, Red Dress Party, Fashion for a Cause and more

Whether its the 63rd annual Waimea Twilight Christmas Parade, Kailua Village Artists Holiday Receptions or one of the plethora of other events, there’s plenty to do for the whole family

Hilo Christmas parade is Saturday with about 55 entries bringing holiday cheer

Taking part will be several school’s marching bands, floats of all sizes, walking units from groups throughout the community, motorcades and custom cars, beauty queens, public officials and the Grand Marshal, Hawai‘i Lions District Gov. CJ Kalopodes.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for the week of Nov. 23-29: Holiday events abound, including concerts, Thanksgiving dinners and craft fairs

From the Waimea Community Chorus singing in the season, the Downtown Hilo Christmas Light Parade kicking off the Christmas parade season and the annual tree lighting in Kona to a slew of craft fairs and Black Friday deals, not to mention a few Thanksgiving dinners if you don’t want to cook or are looking to meet some new friends, you shouldn’t have any issues finding the right event for you.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Nov. 16-22: Hilo Christmas Extravaganza, Mākeke Kalikimaka, Turkey Trot, Bunka No Hi, ‘Mamma Mia!’ and much more

From holiday shopping opportunities and Thanksgiving activities to musical theater, art sales, Japanese culture and other events, there’s plenty to do around the island during the next week.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

Big Island Now poll No. 39: What are your plans for a Christmas tree this holiday season?
Big Island Now poll results: There are lots of things lawmakers can do to help address wildfires
Big Island Now poll no. 38: How can State Legislature protect Hawai‘i Island from future wildfires
Poll results: Black Friday deals not as tempting for some Big Island shoppers
Big Island Now Poll No. 37: Will you be among Black Friday shoppers on the Big Island this year?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

Business Monday: Pilikana Boutique supports local artists, perpetuates Hawaiian culture
Alaska Airlines to buy Hawaiian Airlines in $1.9 billion deal
Business Monday: Big Island businesses offer Cyber Monday deals
Big Islanders wake up early to get in on Black Friday deals
Business Monday: Wailuku Brew Works sharing love of crafting beer with the Big Island
Puna retail center sold to Hawai‘i-based private investor
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Big Islanders remember the 2022 Mauna Loa eruption — its first in 38 years
Volcano Watch – Explosive eruptions from Kīlauea: beneficial or dangerous depending on location
Volcano Watch: Volcano monitoring can be a risky business: How scientists work safely
Volcano Watch: Fostering prepared youths on the natural hazards of backyard volcanoes

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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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Dr. Kanoe Nāone named CEO of Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi

Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi appoints Dr. Kanoe Nāone as its new CEO, bringing over 20 years of leadership in nonprofit and educational sectors to guide the organization into its next phase.

Maui Office of Economic Development Grant Workshops in January

Take advantage of grant-seeking strategies by enrolling with experts during a series of county Office of Economic Development (OED) grant workshops in January.

MEO scheduling Mexican Consulate appointments Dec. 16 and 17 in Lahaina

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Enlace Hispano will schedule appointments for the Mexican Consulate’s visit to the Lahaina Civic Center on Dec. 16 and 17.

App Challenge winners focused on women’s safety, Maui fires and encryption software

The winning apps developed by high school students addressed women's safety, focused on Maui fire recovery, and a developed encryption software.

Two 3+ magnitude Hawaiʻi Island earthquakes Friday night are likely not related

Two 3+ magnitude earthquakes on Hawaiʻi island that occurred within a minute of each other on Friday night are not likely related to one another, according to scientists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Kauai Weather Forecast for December 09, 2023

Mostly dry weather will persist for the next day or so, with the exception of a few light showers around Kauai today from a dissipating front. Light and...

Kauai Surf Forecast for December 09, 2023

A new, medium-period northwest swell will peak today, producing high surf along exposed north and west facing shores. The swell will gradually become...

Micrometeorites may have delivered building blocks for life on Earth

Nitrogen compounds, such as ammonium salts, are abundant in material born in regions far from the sun, but evidence of their transport to Earth's orbital region had been poorly understood. 

Link between STI and advanced prostate cancer debunked

Prostate cancer, a common concern both in the United States and globally, holds the title of the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men in Hawaiʻi.

Firecracker permit applications on Kaua‘i available online

The Kaua‘i Fire Department reminds the public that it is illegal to set off fireworks and firecrackers on public property, including streets, sidewalks, or parks. Removing the powder or pyrotechnic contents from any firework is prohibited.