Look up! Rare green comet will make its closest flyby of Earth tonight

Some reports say the rare green comet could be bright enough to see with the naked eye, and definitely with a telescope or even binoculars.

Fuel spill of 700 gallons at Maui Space Surveillance Complex atop Haleakalā

An estimated 700 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex located at the summit of Haleakalā. Authorities pointed toward a mechanical issue in which a diesel fuel pump for an onsite backup generator failed to shut off on Sunday night. The spill was identified on Monday morning.

Update: Issues accessing 911 telephone services in Hawaiian Paradise Park resolved

Big Island police report that Spectrum has restored access.

Entangled young humpback whale freed in Big Island waters

The whale, which is in poor condition, emaciated and suffering physical trauma, is thought to be fully disentangled with some non-wrapping embedded lines that will hopefully be shed with time.

Keauhou Shopping Center in Kona spreading the love with special Valentine’s Day events

There are many forms of love and the shopping center is highlighting them all this February.

Webinar to give veterans leg up on competition when applying for farm start-up funds from Farmer Veteran Coalition

Hoʻōla Farms is hosting a free webinar, “How to Apply for the Farmer Veteran Coalition Fellowship,” Feb. 7 online via Zoom.

Big Island police again ask for help with locating West Hawai‘i boy missing since July 2022

Kamali‘i M.K. Lawelawe was last seen at 10:30 p.m. July 3 at his residence in Kealakehe, wearing white shorts, a white aloha print shirt and a small blue backpack.

Hope Services Hawai‘i Clinical Behavioral Health Program gets $75K boost from Kaiser Permanente

The Big Island nonprofit will use the funds to improve access to quality and equitable health care through providing clinical assessments, case management, psychiatric services and substance abuse treatment.

Zonta Club of Hilo accepting applications for 2023 awards, scholarships

The club is offering a total of $15,000 this year to support women on the Big Island in their chosen fields of study or work.

Trial date set for lawsuit following Zuckerberg security guard death on Kaua‘i

A Kaua‘i judge set a June 2024 trial date for a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the surviving family of Rodney Medeiros, a security guard who died after a shift at Mark Zuckerberg’s sprawling Koʻolau Ranch.

Hawaiian Word of the Day: ʻŌlelo

Like most indigenous languages throughout the world, the Hawaiian language faced a significant decline due to colonization.

‘Ghosts of War’ to be on exhibit through February and March at East Hawai‘i Cultural Center in Hilo

The consequences of armed conflict — and how they weave themselves into our lives — provide the backdrop for the center’s latest exhibit.

Local health care leaders agree COVID-19 pandemic at transition point

The World Health Organization determined the COVID-19 pandemic is approaching a transition point — and President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11.

Body cam footage: Police officer charged by four dogs shoots and kills one of them

Big Island police are investigating the “dangerous dog” shooting that happened on Jan. 28 at a residence in Pāhala after an officer was rushed by four pit bulls and fatally shot one of them.

Winter weather advisory issued for summits of Maunakea, Mauna Loa on Big Island

Additional snow accumulations of up to 2 inches Tuesday afternoon and evening are forecast, with winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

Big Island detectives continue investigations into three Puna missing persons cases

Although not confirmed, police do suspect foul play might be involved in each of the cases.

Keck Observatory launches new electrician apprenticeship program for Hawaiʻi Community College students

The three-year pilot program offers highly specialized technical training and commercial work experience for students enrolled in the college’s Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology Program.

Patrol car crash shows why motorists should obey the law and move over for emergency vehicles

The state “Move Over Law” was put in effect to help protect first responders when they are performing their duties near or on a roadway.

Big Island police continue search for missing elderly Hawaiian Paradise Park man

William Romeo Bishop Sr. was reportedly last seen in the area of his home on 22nd Avenue. He is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, Caucasian with a light complexion, gray hair and green eyes.

Astronomers shed new light on mysterious dark matter

Baxter and his team were able to obtain new and high-precision constraints on the matter distribution of the universe across a wide range of cosmic history.
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