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Big Island News

UH: Mystery of Seafloor Metamorphosis Unlocked

A recently published study that was led by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa researchers has revealed the mysteries of metamorphosis on the seafloor.

COVID Weekly Update: 850 New Cases Reported on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 7,149 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, May 18, bringing the statewide total to 265,571.

Kaiser Permanente Therapists Take to Picket Line

Kaiser Permanente therapists are striking today statewide to demand better access for patients they say wait months for mental health care.

Hilo Woman Who Was Previously Reported as Missing Has Been Located

The 71-year-old was found Tuesday, May 17, in good health, according to police.

Animals Linger Longer at HIHS as Adoptions Wane

Waning adoptions at Hawai‘i Island Humane Society has resulted in dogs and cats living out their lives in kennels, drawing concern among animal advocates.

Roundabout to Be Built in Waikōloa

In an effort to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion during the morning and afternoon, the county Department of Public Works will move ahead with constructing a two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Waikōloa Road, Paniolo Drive and Pua Melia Street in Waikōloa.

Officer Recognized for Remarkable Rescue After Difficult-to-Find Car Accident

Exemplifying determination and diligence in locating the scene of a traffic collision in a remote area that resulted in the rescue of the elderly driver, Hawai‘i Police Department Officer Jenna Kosinski-Santos was honored with the Hāweo Award during a ceremony held at Hawai‘i County Council chambers in Kona on Tuesday, May 3.

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

AstroDay Gives Community Chance to Geek Out About Astronomy, Science
39th Annual Salute to the Graduates
Volunteers Remove Invasive Weeds, Restore Native Plants on Maunakea
Merrie Monarch Arts and Crafts Fair Welcomes In-Person Vendors, Shoppers After 2-Year Hiatus

Hawaii Volcano Blog

Volcano Watch: Using Earthquakes to Look Under The Hood at Pāhala
Volcano Watch: Kīlauea’s Dynamic Landscape — Reflections on The Past Four Years
Volcano Watch: What Do Vog and Wildfire Smoke Plumes Have in Common?
Volcano Watch: It is Earth Day, My Earthlings

Kapa Cafe

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
Kapa Café: Hoku Award Winner Talks About Quarantine Life

Ocean Blog

UH: Mystery of Seafloor Metamorphosis Unlocked
Study: Earth Suffers ‘Ocean Amnesia’ Because of Global Warming
New Report: Microbes Play Critical Role in Climate Change
Reminder: Report Washed Up Marine Debris

Maui Now

Music and dental hygiene instructors at UH Maui College awarded for excellence

Twenty-three faculty members at the University of Hawaiʻi have received top awards for their inspirational teaching and world-class research, including two teachers from UH Maui College.

Maui Prep showcases Arts Program on annual Arts Night

Maui Preparatory Academy invites the community to a showcase of its visual, performing, and STEM arts program on Friday, May 20 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The annual event is presented in a relaxed open house format throughout the Maui Prep campus in Nāpili.

Molokaʻi residents pick up free energy-saving kits

At drive-thru events last week, several hundred Moloka‘i residents arrived by vehicles and even a riding lawn mower to pick up a free kit containing energy-saving items.

Hurricane outlook for Hawaiʻi is quieter than normal, but wildfire peak will come sooner

Thanks to La Niña, this year’s Hawai’i area hurricane season may be lighter than last year, weather experts said during a media briefing this morning. However, the same La Niña weather conditions will keep Hawai’i severely dry and punch up the peak of wildfire season to June.

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association awards $41K in scholarships to Maui students

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association awarded a total of $41,500 in Scholarships to 19 Maui students. Outstanding individuals were awarded through three scholarship programs: the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Hospitality and Culinary Programs; the Academy of Hospitality program, including students and alumni from Baldwin, Lahainaluna, and Maui High Schools; and the MHLA Member Program.

Kauai Now

UH: Mystery of Seafloor Metamorphosis Unlocked

A recently published study that was led by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa researchers has revealed the mysteries of metamorphosis on the seafloor.

Lane Closures Scheduled For Sections of Kapa‘a

Construction work will require the closure of portions of three roadways next week in Kapa‘a

Weekly COVID Update: Over 7K New Cases Confirmed Statewide

The state Department of Health reported 7,149 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, May 18, bringing the statewide total to 265,571.

Green Waste Closed at Kapa‘a Transfer Station Due to Weather Conditions

Weather conditions force temporary closure of green waste at the Kapa‘a Transfer Station.

Lane Closures Planned For ‘Akuli Street, Hanamāʻulu Road Near King Kaumualiʻi Elementary

Work to improve pedestrian access to King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School in Hanamāʻulu will require lane closures on sections of ‘Akuli Street and Hanamāʻulu Road.