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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Vulcan Athletics Seals 5th Place in PacWest Commissioner’s Cup

Accolades for the University of Hawai’i at Hilo athletics department continue to roll in this year. Its most recent is sealing a fifth-place finish in the 2021-22 Pacific West Conference Commissioner’s Cup.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Ige Releases $700K For Kolekole Bridge Work

A project to rehabilitate the Kolekole Stream Bridge in East Hawaiʻi received a financial boost from the governor’s office.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Building Design Wins Award For UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy

A University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo building inspired by Pele herself has earned recognition from the state’s commercial real estate industry.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Keaʻau Runaway Located in Good Health

Big Island police reported Tuesday, May 24, that 14-year-old Keahialoa Kelly, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located.
Monday, May 23, 2022

UH-Hilo, HCC Faculty Honored For Excellence in Teaching

Several faculty members of the University of Hawaiʻi system recently received awards for their inspirational teaching, including three from UH-Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Volcano Watch — Lessons for the future from Mauna Loa’s 1916 eruption

The year 1916 not only marked the birth of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, but also is remembered for the eruption of the Honamalino flow from the Southwest Rift Zone (SWRZ) of Mauna Loa 106 years ago.
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Nose For COVID: ‘Rock Star’ Detection Dog Working With Big Island Schools to Sniff Out Disease

VOLCANO — The Volcano School of Arts and Sciences has a new part-time staff member who not only helps keep people safe from COVID, but also provides hands-on learning and a possible future career path for students and others.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

UH-Hilo Baseball Team’s Yamauchi Collects D2CCA Second Team All-Region Honors

Accolades keep rolling in for a member of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Vulcans baseball team.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Hilo Woman Who Was Previously Reported as Missing Has Been Located

The 71-year-old was found Tuesday, May 17, in good health, according to police.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Student Walkout Planned at Kea‘au High School to Combat Sexual Assault and ‘Culture on Campus’

A pair of students at Kea’au High School are organizing a walk-out this week as a way to demonstrate against sexual assault that they say is too prevalent on campus.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2 UH-Hilo Baseball Players Receive Post-Season Honors

Two members of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Vulcans baseball team have earned post-season Pacific West Conference honors.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

New And Improved Tennis Courts Now Open at UH-Hilo

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo has re-opened its tennis courts after making several improvements and additions.
Monday, May 16, 2022

Police Renew Request For Public’s Help With Finding Missing Hilo Man

Big Island police are asking the public again for its help to find a missing Hilo man.
Monday, May 16, 2022

‘I Don’t Want to Place Another Name on That Wall’: Ceremony Pays Tribute to Fallen Police Officers

“Today, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Have Coffee With a Cop This Week in Hilo

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is again giving island residents the chance to chat with officers over a cup of hot coffee.
Sunday, May 15, 2022

AstroDay Gives Community Chance to Geek Out About Astronomy, Science

A future astronaut, one burgeoning paleontologist and hundreds of others of all ages and sizes came to space out Saturday, May 14, at Prince Kūhiō Plaza in Hilo for AstroDay.
Saturday, May 14, 2022

‘Go Forth And Change The World’: Hawai’i Community College Celebrates 81st Commencement

Hawai‘i Community College celebrated its first in-person commencement ceremony in two years Friday, May 13, and while faculty, administration and speakers reflected on the challenges — and triumphs — throughout the pandemic, their message to graduates was not to look back, but to move forward and leave their mark on the future.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Reminder: Waipiʻo Valley Road to Be Closed

The county is reminding the public that Waipiʻo Valley Road will be closed, except for emergency vehicles, next week.
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Volcano Watch: Using Earthquakes to Look Under The Hood at Pāhala

Deep beneath Pāhala, a town located in the southern part of the Island of Hawaiʻi, is currently the most seismically active region of the Hawaiian Islands.
Thursday, May 12, 2022

2 Maunakea Observatories Help Produce First Image of Black Hole at Center of The Milky Way

The world now has an image of the giant occupying the darkness at the center of the Milky Way thanks to a collaborative effort among more than 300 researchers from 80 institutes from around the globe, including 11 observatories, two of which are on the Big Island.
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