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Kaiser therapists take to the picket line in Hilo as open-ended strike continues

Dr. Darah Wallsten, a psychologist at the Kaiser Permanente clinic in Hilo, said research shows an intersection between mental and physical health. If left untreated, according to Dr. Rachel Kaya, a psychologist at the Kaier Maui Lani clinic, mental health issues can also wreak havoc in other areas.

O‘okala Brush Fire Scorches 46 Acres

The brush fire burning in the Hāmākua District has scorched 46.6 acres and is now 60% contained.

Kona man found guilty of sexual assault of minor under 14

A jury found 45-year-old Joshua Masuda-Mercado of Kailua-Kona guilty of continuous sexual assault of a minor under the age of 14 and attempted sexual assault in the first degree on Wednesday in Kona Circuit Court.

Volcano Watch: How Kīlauea volcano fills its craters

Crater filling at Kīlauea is sometimes like pouring liquid into a mug, but more often it is like injecting haupia crème into a crispy malasada.

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for September 30, 2022

A small north-northwest swell will build today, peak tonight and Saturday, then lower Sunday into early next week. A slightly larger north swell with a…

Update: Evacuated O‘okala residents allowed to return home following brush fire

Limited evacuations are underway near O‘okala, 28 miles north of Hilo, as Hawai‘i Fire Department works to gain control of a brush fire.

Ironman World Championship returns to Kona after 2-year hiatus with Live Aloha motto

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the VinFast Ironman World Championship is back in Kailua-Kona, with a new two-day race format: the women’s event is on Oct. 6 and the men compete on Oct. 8.

Puna Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Eden Roc Altercation

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 40-year-old Shane Fann of Mountain View with attempted murder and numerous firearm-related offenses following a violent altercation in Eden Roc on Sept. 26.

Officers search jungle for hours at night to rescue woman lost after hiding from feral pigs

Officers Kyle Murray and Devin Ah Chong with Puna Patrol braved rain, fire ants and other hazards while searching for a woman who got lost in dense jungle in Hawaiian Acres.

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for September 29, 2022

A series of small north and northwest swells are expected along north facing exposures through Friday. Forerunners from a slightly larger north-northwest swell…

Hawai‘i Police Confirm Suspected Fentanyl Bust in Kona

One person was arrested in connection with a suspected fentanyl drug bust in Kona on Tuesday evening, according to the Hawaiʻi Police Department.

County Reports Water Main Break on Kalaniana‘ole Street in Hilo

Water customers on Kalaniana‘ole Street, from Kōlea Street to Leleiwi Street and including side roads, in Hilo are being notified about a water main break.

Retired Law Enforcement Officer Sentenced to 46 Months for Cruise Ship Assault

A Nevada man was sentenced to nearly four years imprisonment and one year of supervised release after he was found guilty for assaulting an elderly passenger while on a cruise ship in Hilo in 2018.

State: COVID Reinfection Rate Rising

The percentage of COVID cases involving people who previously were infected now accounts for about 10% of new confirmed cases.

Department of Health Adds Reinfection Cases to Weekly COVID Case Count

The state Department of Health reported 12,755 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Sept. 28, bringing the statewide total to 355,959.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for September 28, 2022

Light to moderate trade winds will remain on the dry side of normal for most areas through Thursday, but moisture associated with a dissipating front may…

Free ocean learning kits are available Saturday to students on Big Island

Students on the Big Island can pick up free ocean learning kits on Oct. 1 at sites sponsored by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

Fentanyl Distributed in Hawai‘i Now Made to Look Like Rainbow-Colored Candies

Hawaii’s High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency issued a drug threat bulletin that a shipment of suspected powdered fentanyl was smuggled into and distributed on Hawaii Island along with a large amount of rainbow-colored counterfeit pills containing suspected fentanyl.

State Fines US Navy Nearly $9M For Sewage Discharges

The state Health Department issued a notice of violation and order to the Navy to address a myriad of deficiencies at a wastewater treatment facility near Pearl Harbor.

M 4.5 Quake Rumbles Near Kīlauea Volcano

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the southwest rift zone of Kīlauea volcano this afternoon.
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