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Police seeking public’s assistance with Kona robbery investigation

Upon arriving on scene near the intersection of Ma’a Way and Kaiwi Street at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, officers located a 70-year-old Kailua-Kona man with visible injuries to his head and facial area. The victim related that while sitting on rock wall, he was approached by a male party who demanded his backpack and cellphone. The suspect then told him, “Give me your backpack or I’m going to shoot you!”

Volcano Watch: What do we know about the Kulanaokuaiki Tephra of Kīlauea volcano?

The Kulanaokuaiki Tephra is part of the Uēkahuna Ash, and it has been best studied on the south flank of Kīlauea.

Police seeking missing Kurtistown man Hau‘oli Silva

He was last seen on Sept. 9 in the Kurtistown area wearing a black colored shirt, and white shorts with an American flag design.

Kona man charged with assault following stabbing at ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay

Responding to the stabbing reported just before 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, South Kohala patrol officers contacted a 36-year-old male victim who reported that he had been drinking with Haskins at ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay when he left his black backpack by the entrance to the public showers and headed closer to the shoreline. When the victim went back to check on his backpack, he discovered that food and clothing, valued at $200, had been removed without his permission.

Hawai‘i Police Department holds inaugural Trek the Trail event in Hilo

Designed to introduce the community to the newly established pedestrian and bike trail along Hilo Bayfront and promote healthy living, the event featured a walk along the paved pathway.

Kona couple charged for abuse, firearm and drug offenses after domestic dispute

Around 2:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Hawai‘i Police Department dispatch received a 911 call and could hear a female and male arguing. Kona patrol officers responded to the possible domestic dispute in the 75-5000 block of Kalawa Street.

Hawai‘i Island police seek public help finding missing 21-year-old man

The man was last seen in Downtown Hilo around 6 a.m.

Change in plan: Hōkūleʻa to return to Hawaiʻi before continuing circumnavigation of Pacific

Polynesian Voyaging Society CEO Nainoa Thompson said, “The level of hurt thatʻs happening in our home is something I canʻt comprehend. All I know is that we have to come home because of it.”

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Marching to fight fentanyl, punk rock, ‘Hometown Legends,’ Aloha Shirt Festival and much more

There are plenty of events, activities and entertainment to keep residents and visitors alike busy during the next week.

Hawai‘i County Council gives nod to measures that will further Big Island broadband connectivity initiatives

Hawai‘i County looks to receive a total of $275,000 in grant funds to help develop and implement a plan to achieve equitable internet access around the island and help sign up households for financial aid to get broadband access.

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Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Marching to fight fentanyl, punk rock, ‘Hometown Legends,’ Aloha Shirt Festival and much more

There are plenty of events, activities and entertainment to keep residents and visitors alike busy during the next week.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 21-27: Peace Day activities, Keauhou Community Day, The Gospel Experience and much more

Whether you’re looking to catch some live music, entertainment or a workshop to learn new skills, give your input on the future use of the Great Crack and Ala Waiʻi areas at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, gather with community, rock out during an electronic music showcase or just get out of the house for a while, there’s once again plenty to do on the Big Island during the next week.

Big Island town to participate in nationwide ‘Arts for EveryBody’ project where local artists will celebrate culture and community

Vibrant Hawai’i, a local nonprofit, will support up to 12 artists in a year-long fellowship to create art that enhances collective well-being, celebrates cultural stories in Hawaiʻi, and strengthens community resilience.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 14-20: Lava viewing, Hilo Idol, Old Hawai‘i on Horseback pageant and more

Make the trip to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to see the Kīlauea eruption or cheer on your favorite choice to win Hilo Idol. There are more opportunities to support those affected by the devastating wildfires on Maui and also a celebration planned for International Dot Day, as well as a pageant featuring some of the island’s best horse riders in period costumes.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island Sept. 7-13: 24th annual Queen Lili‘uokalani Festival; Big Island Chocolate Festival Dip, Sip and Paint; Devin Saltiban meet and greet; and more

Whether it’s celebrating Queen Lili’uokalani’s birthday with a festival in the Hilo park that shares her name; getting an autograph from 2023 Hilo High grad Devin Saltiban, who was picked by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2023 Major League Baseball draft; watching pickleball matches to support Maui wildfire relief efforts; or supporting your favorite contestant in the next round of Hilo Idol, once again, there is plenty to do on the Big Island during the next week.

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Big Island Now poll no. 29: How can emergency access improve in communities?
Big Island Now poll no. 28: Did you make the trip to see the latest Kīlauea eruption?
Big Island Now poll No. 27 results: More than one solution needed to help extend life of West Hawai‘i landfill
Big Island Now poll No. 27: What’s the best way to extend the life of the Big Island’s only remaining landfill?
Big Island Now poll No. 26 results: No matter what you bring to a Labor Day BBQ, it’s sharing that counts

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Hawaiʻi Community Federal Credit Union, Ka‘analike partner to help Maui wildfire survivors
Business Monday: Big Island tour company provides epic volcano adventures, lava or not
Mug design contest at Aloha Petroleum now open for high school-aged keiki
Big Island hotels at 70% occupancy for August 2023
Kaiser Permanente appoints regional president for Hawaiʻi, Southern California
Admissions director at Life Care Center in Hilo recognized for her service to patients, associates

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Volcano Watch: What do we know about the Kulanaokuaiki Tephra of Kīlauea volcano?
Lava continues to cool at Kīlauea summit following short-lived eruption
Kīlauea eruption drew visitors to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park during usually slow time
Living on Kīlauea — one of world’s most active volcanoes — involves risk, mitigation efforts

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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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FEMA job fair, Sept. 30 in Kahului

FEMA has 100 temporary vacancies on Maui and Oahu that start as 120-day appointments and may be extended up to one year. The SBA positions can be for at least a year and, in some cases, as long as seven years, some with a travel requirement.

Applications for Maui Disaster Relief Fund to open beginning Oct. 1

Online applications for disaster relief financial support will begin Oct. 1, 2023, from the Maui Disaster Relief initiative by the Hawaiʻi Catholic Community Foundation, and all of Maui’s 10 Catholic churches.

DLNR: Hope remains for Old Lahaina Courthouse, Baldwin House and Seamen’s Hospital

“I’m really pleased. From the first photographs I saw it looked like everything was gone and that’s not the case. There are important historic buildings here that I think can be repaired," said State Historic Preservation Division Administrator Dr. Alan Downer.

Kaiser Permanente offering classes for parents helping keiki cope with tragedy  

Kaiser Permanente will host three, no-cost Parenting After Tragedy classes to help parents understand and address the emotional and psychological needs of their keiki following the devastating Maui wildfires.   

Kolohe Kai and Matisyahu Cydeways perform upbeat reggae music at MACC on Saturday

Kolohe Kai and special guest Matisyahu Cydeways perform their upbeat reggae style on Saturday (Sept. 30) during a stop of their summer tour at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's A&B Amphitheater.

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Hanapēpē refuse transfer station closed Saturday

The closure is necessary for crews to haul green waste. For the safety of crew members of the public during the green waste hauling, all services will be closed on Saturday.

Lane closure on Kaumuali‘i Highway

The closure is to address emergency work on a utility pole.

Kauai Weather Forecast for September 29, 2023

Moderate to locally breezy trade winds will deliver passing clouds and showers, mainly to windward and mauka areas, through the weekend. Light winds and...

Kauai Surf Forecast for September 29, 2023

Small surf along north facing shores will hold through today before easing Saturday as the current north- northeast swell fades. A larger, mid- period...

Kauai Weather Forecast for September 28, 2023

Breezy trade winds will continue through the rest of the work week as high pressure remains far to the northeast of the islands. Trades will gradually weaken as...