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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Surfers Give Back to Their ‘Home Break’ Honoli‘i

Have you noticed something different about Honoli’i beach park? It’s widely known the “Honoli’i Paka” adopted the park 12 years ago and continues to maintain…
Monday, April 03, 2017

‘Ōlelo Statewide Video Competition Finalists Announced

Two student-produced videos from Hilo Intermediate school have been selected as finalists in the 14th Annual ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition presented by Sony. “Undersage Smoking” entered in the category of news, and “Stop Animal Testing,” entered as a mini documentary, were each produced by students at Hilo Intermediate. Finalists were selected from 89 […]
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hilo High Grad on Top Chef Finale, Vote for Fan Favorite!

“The first time around was a big lesson for me. Coming up short in the finale when I tried to change myself. It was a huge learning lesson. Made me realize be yourself, be proud about it. We have a lot to be proud about here in Hawaii.”
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Study: Hawaii Ranks No. 1 for #Shots

Hawaiʻi ranks among the top states in the nation for alcohol consumption, according to a new Instagram study that analyzed over 100,000 Instagram posts nationwide mentioning the hashtag “#party.” A team of researchers at DrugAbuse.com, an addiction treatment website, conducted the review which revealed the Aloha State ranks No. 1 nationwide for #party posts containing the hashtag […]
Monday, February 06, 2017

Hilo Man Charged with Three Felonies

A Hilo man was arrested and charged on Thursday, Feb. 2, in connection with the theft of a golf car at Waiākea High School. The gas-powered cart was thought to be taken sometime between Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Wednesday, Feb. 1, in addition to two car batteries from a secured storage area at the high […]
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Thunderstorms Possible, Band of Showers Affecting Big Island

The influence from Hurricane Lester will continue to gradually take hold of the main Hawaiian Islands as the day progresses, and into tonight’s time frame…
Friday, September 02, 2016

Weekend Weather Forecast, Hurricane Watch Dropped

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Hurricane Lester Weather Impacts

Here is a summary of the expected weather conditions for the Big Island as Madeline departs and Lester approaches. Meteorologist Malika Dudley will be doing LIVE…
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

HPD Investigate Hilo Vehicle Break-In

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported break-in to a vehicle Monday (June 27) in the parking lot of a restaurant on Pauahi Street in Hilo.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Missing Hilo Teen Sought by Police

Summer Steenolsen is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7 and 135 pounds. She has green eyes and blond shoulder-length hair.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Senate Passes Resolution to Honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The resolution to recognize May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to American history.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Officer Cabatu Named May ‘Officer of the Month’

Officer Jared Cabatu was recognized by the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai’i as May’s East Hawai’i “Officer of the Month.”
Thursday, May 26, 2016

New Puʻu ʻŌʻō Breakouts Remain Active

The two new lava flows that broke out from Puʻu ʻŌʻō on May 24 remain active.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

First Blue Zones Approved School in Hilo

The school was recognized by the Blue Zones Project team for its outstanding achievement and commitment to student well-being with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its May Day celebration.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Police Search for Missing Teen

The Hawai’i Police Department is on the search for a missing Hilo teenager.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Military Convoys Scheduled from Keaukaha to Pohakuloa

Motorists driving along the listed roadways during scheduled convoy times should remain alert and drive with care.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Voter Registration Drive Begins in June

The mobile voter registration sites aim to increase voter awareness and provide convenient curbside voter registration locations for the public.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Young Nēnē Geese Take Their Initial Flights

During the year’s latter seasons, the nēnē hunker down to nest, raise goslings, and grow a new set of flight feathers.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ironman 70.3 Event to Cause Traffic Closure

The one-way pattern will take place on Saturday, June 4 from 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Traffic Changes Begin Friday on Lanikaula Street

The temporary one-way traffic pattern will allow reconstruction work in conjunction with the Kapiʻolani Street Extension Reconstruction Project.
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