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Big Island News

Missing Hilo Man Located

A missing man was found in Hilo.

Finalists Named to Fill Hawaiʻi County Seat on UH Board of Regents

The Candidate Advisory Council (CAC) for the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents has presented a list of candidates to Gov. David Ige to fill one Hawaiʻi County seat.

COVID-19 Vaccines Soon to be Offered to Kūpuna 70 Years Old and Older

The state is expanding the pool of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by offering shots to kūpuna age 70 and older beginning Monday, March 8.

Virtual Voices: KHS Choir Harmonize ‘Over My Head’

The kids in the KHS choir wouldn’t let COVID stop them from coming together in a virtual format to perform “Over My Head.”

Senate Health Committee Recommends Libby Char as DOH Director

The Senate Health Committee today, March 3, voted to recommend that the Senate consent to the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Char as Director of the Department of Health (DOH).

Big Island Business

Hawai´i Businesses Receive Temporary UI Tax Break
How Do You ‘Ulu?
Visitor Attractions and Amenities on the Big Island Are Back, Sort Of
Visitor Arrivals Down 80% in January From 2020
Unemployment Tax Breaks For Businesses Sent to Governor’s Desk
Big Island Vacation Rentals Operate Below 50% Capacity in January

Lifestyle

Hawaiʻi Island Natives to Star During the 75th Hula Bowl
Donkey Mill Art Center’s Annual Auction Event Goes Virtual
Brewery Block Artisan Market Set For Early February
Matthew McConaughey Purchases Kukio Property

Hawaii Volcano Blog

Volcano Watch: When Will Mauna Loa Erupt Next?
VOLCANO WATCH: What’s going on at Kīlauea’s Summit Lava Lake?
VOLCANO WATCH: Ken Hon Returns to HVO as Scientist-in-Charge
VOLCANO WATCH: Kīlauea’s South Flank, What’s Shaking?

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

11,000 J&J Single-Shot Vaccines Arrive in Hawai‘i

The DOH accepted delivery of 5,900 doses on O‘ahu today. The remaining 6,000 doses are being distributed evenly between Hawai‘i Island, Maui and Kaua‘i with each county receiving 2,000 doses.

Vaccinations for Hawai‘i Residents 70 and Older Begins Monday, March 8

The Hawai‘i Department of Health announces the state is expanding the pool of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by offering vaccinations to people age 70 and older beginning Monday, March 8.

O‘ahu Man Arrested on Maui for Alleged Quarantine Violation

An Oʻahu man was arrested on Maui for allegedly violating rules and orders related to travel quarantine.

Mayor to Host Virtual State of the County Address on March 9

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino's third State of the County Address will be a virtual event, scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9.

FCC Grants Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands Two More Broadband Licenses

The Federal Communications Commission approved two additional applications submitted by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands for broadband licenses in response to a Rural Tribal Priority Window.

Kauai Now

COVID-19 Vaccines Soon to be Offered to Kūpuna 70 Years Old and Older

The state is expanding the pool of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by offering shots to kūpuna age 70 and older beginning Monday, March 8.

One New COVID-19 Case Identified on the Garden Island

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 3.

DOH Reports 20 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 20 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, raising the statewide total to 27,640.

HSTA Opposes Superintendent Kishimoto’s Contract Renewal with DOE

The Hawai‘i State Teachers Association is asking the Hawai‘i Board of Education's Human Resources Committee to vote against a positive recommendation to renew the superintendent's contract at their meeting today.

NWS Issues Wind Advisory Through Wednesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued an overnight a wind advisory for much of Kaua´i County through 6 am Wednesday morning.