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Big Island News

Pāhoa Squatter Site Goes up in Flames

A single-story structure in Pāhoa was the scene of a blaze during the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 18.

Hawaiʻi Surpasses 4K Hospitalizations After Reporting Deadliest Day of Pandemic

The state’s two-week average is now 526 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 6.1%.

Weekend Vaccine, Testing Clinics on Big Island

There will be no clinics on Sunday, but they will resume island-wide on Monday.

Lane Closures, Sept. 18-24

All projects are weather permitting.

Missing Big Island Teenager, Urgent Alert

Police classified the situation as “extreme” in the official report, meaning there is an “extraordinary threat to life or property.”

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


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: Mapping Kīlauea’s Gas Emissions
Eruption? Intrusion? What’s the difference?
Volcano Watch: New Kīlauea Summit Intrusion Draws Comparison to Past Activity
Kīlauea Update: Earthquake Swarm has Waned

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

Underwater Cleanup Set For Keauhou Bay Saturday
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

Maui Now

Sept. 18, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 569 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 8 Deaths

There were 569 additional COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i on Saturday, including 50 on Maui, six on Molokaʻi, and two on Lānaʻi.

Maui County Begins Coastal Resilience Planning for Mā‘alaea

The project seeks a proactive and holistic approach to manage worsening coastal erosion at Māʻalaea Bay Beach by exploring the feasibility of coastal resilience strategies, including erosion mitigation options and relocation of threatened structures. The project area spans from Māʻalaea Harbor to Haycraft Park.

Search Terminated for Missing Snorkeler off Molokini Crater

The search concluded at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 after four days of searching that included over 122 hours and 825 square miles covered.

Maui Weather Forecast for September 18, 2021

West Side Today: Breezy. Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 81 to 88. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers in the evening, then isolated showers after midnight. Lows 68 to 75. East winds 10 to 25 mph decreasing to up to 20 mph after […]

Letters: Hawaiian Immersion, Homeless, Dr. Pang, Vaccines & COVID-19 Mandates

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents? This version of Maui Nowʻs letters to the editor includes opposing views about the vaccine, COVID-19 government mandates, support for Dr. Lorrin Pang, disappointment with adminstration At Kekaulike High School and plea for people not to dehumanize homeless people.

Kauai Now

KPD Arrest Man Threatening Strangers With Murder in Kauaʿi Neighborhood

Police recovered a 9.5-inch Machete and a 9.5-inch hunting style knife.

Hawaiʻi Surpasses 4K Hospitalizations After Reporting Deadliest Day of Pandemic

The state’s two-week average is now 526 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 6.1%.

KFD Rescues ‘Exhausted’ Visitors From Kalalau Trail

First responders rescued two visitors from the Kalalau Trail on Thursday. 

Road Closures, Sept. 18-24

All projects are weather permitting.

NWS Extends Wildfire Warning Into Weekend

Outdoor burning is not recommended.