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Four finalists announced for position of Hawaiʻi Police Chief

The only candidate who already works for the Hawai’i Police Department is Maj. Sherry Bird, a 24-year veteran.

Hawai‘i police renew request for help finding teen

Hawai‘i police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old Kira Kaeha.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 9: Lava flow from fissure 3 continues slow march toward Saddle Road

The leading edge of Mauna Loa’s fissure 3 lava flow is approximately 2 miles from Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

Christmas Parade and Keiki Festival at Waikōloa Village on Dec. 10

The Christmas parade starts at 10 a.m. at Kamakoa Park (skatepark) and ends at the Waikōloa School.

New Hawaiʻi County Council sworn in Monday

The new Council was inaugurated and sworn in during the Hawai‘i County Inaugural Ceremony on Monday afternoon at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

County: Come to Old Saddle Road to see lava, but don’t wander off or leave trash

Thousands of vehicles are taking the 4.5-mile route on Old Saddle Road daily for a chance to see Mauna Loa’s lava flow.

In inauguration speech, Gov. Green touts his Big Island ties as rural doctor

Josh Green, the state’s ninth governor, names affordable housing, homelessness, poverty and climate change as key issues for his administration during his inauguration in Honolulu on Monday.

Ocean View man charged with theft of Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra was originally reported stolen Nov. 4 from an Ocean View business.

Robots are scrubbing floors at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu

The first robotic scrubber already is deployed in the 230,000-square-foot Mauka Concourse at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.

20 Hawai‘i National Guard service members activated to traffic control amid Mauna Loa eruption

Twenty Hawai‘i National Guard [HING] servicemembers were activated today to assist Hawai‘i County with the ongoing Mauna Loa eruption.

State funding to renovate Big Island schools’ fire alarm systems, more

Hawai‘i Island initiatives will receive $18.5 million, a portion of the $306.8 million in capital improvement project funding announced by then-Gov. David Ige on Sunday.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 8: Creeping lava unlikely to cross Saddle Road for a week plus, if ever

“The [Mauna Loa] lava flow is advancing sideways to the west and east about as fast as it is moving forward,” said Ken Hon, Scientist-in-Charge of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Food Basket has four more ‘Ohana Food Drops in December

The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, will be holding four ʻOhana Food Drop distributions this month to help alleviate low food security during the holiday season.

Grammy winner and Lifetime Achievement honoree Kahumoku talks about his future

George Kahumoku received the Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Artists’ 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. In this interview, Kahumoku describes a Hawaiian culture that nurtured his life as a musician, his artistic routine, and the “accident” that made winning Grammys possible. Maui Now writer Gary Kubota interviews him.

UPDATE: Lava viewing area reopens after unexploded ordnance is detonated by county

The Mauna Loa eruption viewing area along the Daniel K. Inouye Highway has now reopened after Hawai’i County detonated an unexploded ordnance found in lava rocks on Sunday Morning.

New Hawai’i County Council to be sworn in Monday

The Hawai‘i County Inaugural Ceremony is at noon Monday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

Josh Green’s inauguration: Watch in person or online

The governor-elect will be sworn into office in Honolulu on Monday, during a free ceremony open to the public.

Big Island helicopter crash leads NTSB to call for urgent safety inspections of Bell 407

In the Big Island crash, the tail boom separated from the fuselage of a Bell 407 during a sunset tour operated by Paradise Helicopters out of Kona.

Mayor Roth’s message to tourists: ‘There is no better time to come to the Big Island’

This is the first time in 38 years that tourists and resident can witness simultaneous eruptions of Mauna Loa and Kīlauea.

Tokunaga, Retsky earn All-American status

Tokunaga and Retsky were both named to the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association All-America Third Team. Tokunaga also was named a United Soccer Coaches Division II All-America First Team selection.
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