Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs revamps website

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, or DCCA, launched its newly redesigned website pages, aimed at providing visitors with a seamless and intuitive browsing experience. The revamped homepage, coupled with a new complaint management webpage is meant to enhance user accessibility and engagement. The updated homepage features a streamlined, function-driven layout and improved navigation […]

Department of Hawaiian Homelands lessees face telecommunication disruption

The private company required to provide reliable telecommunication services is facing foreclosure due to nonpayment of a major loan.

Hawai‘i Island police renew request for information on missing Pāhoa man

The 34-year-old was last seen in Pāhoa town on May 19, 2023.

Flags ordered to half-staff for Memorial Day

This action is taken to honor the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Illuminate the night in remembrance, honor for loved ones who’s lights were snuffed out

For one evening each year, at the end of May, thousands of Big Island community members gather at Reeds Bay Beach Park in Hilo during the annual Hawai‘i Care Choices Celebration of Life to launch lanterns to pay tribute to the lives lived by loved ones who passed away and how they touched the lives of others.

Volcano Watch: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory depends on reliable and secure IT solutions

One of the primary duties of IT personnel at HVO is supporting existing and emerging volcano monitoring and science goals. The observatory uses a variety of instruments to collect data on volcanic activity—including seismometers, gas analyzers, ground deformation sensors, and cameras.

Search warrant in relation to ongoing missing person case leads to dead male in Puna home

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin, and authorities have not said which missing person case this incident may be connected to.

Keauhou man arrested for abuse which resulted in temporary closure of Kuakini Highway

Officers made contact with the suspect, 33-year-old Thomas John “TJ” Reilly, at his residence with what appeared to be a rifle slung over his shoulder.

Update: Hawai‘i Island police find missing woman safe

The woman was found in Hilo.

9 Big Island students receive $31K in scholarships from Takitani Foundation

The students were among a total of 59 from throughout Hawaiʻi, one student from each of the state’s qualifying public and independent schools, awarded financial assistance through the foundation’s annual Legacy Scholarship Program.

State awarded more than $900M against pharma companies that failed to disclose efficacy for a blood thinner drug

Companies involved in the payout include Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and three U.S.-based subsidiaries of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

Drivers in Hawai‘i can soon get ‘shaka plates’

The Shaka License Plate Program is the culmination of a two-year statewide review process, according to Project Shaka.

Hawaiʻi County to host inaugural ground golf Mayor’s Cup this summer

Ground golf combines elements of golf and croquet. It originated in Hawaiʻi County’s sister city of Yurihama, Japan. It has become popular on the Big Island, especially among kūpuna.

Site of long-awaited Waikōloa emergency access route blessed

Located off Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway between Mauna Lani Resort and Puāko, the emergency route, currently rolling hills, grass and trees, will be three miles long and connect to Kamakoa Nui Road in Waikōloa Village.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 23-29: Celebration of Life, Robert Cazimero live, Ladies That Rock, Memorial Day Homelani and more

The long Memorial Day Weekend gives you an opportunity to check out all the events happening around the Big Island.

Big Island police ask public to help with search for missing 15-year-old

Chael Aku is 5-foot-6 and 130 lbs. He was last seen at 8 p.m. May 21 in the 2300 block of Ainakahele Street in Hilo.

3 people arrested after illegal cockfight is busted in Hawaiian Paradise Park

During their search of the residence and property, police recovered 25 dead birds; four injured birds; cockfighting paraphernalia, including gambling records; and a small amount of marijuana. Homeland Security officers also seized about $20,000 in cash.

Activity slows further at Kīlauea, returning to near background levels

It is not possible to say whether the recent heightened unrest and fluctuations in activity beneath the Big Island volcano will lead to an intrusion or eruption in the near future or simply continue as unrest. Changes in the character and location of unrest can occur quickly, as can the potential for an eruption.

U.S. Pacific Fleet to conduct maritime exercise this summer

RIMPAC is the worldʻs largest international maritime exercise, which has been held biannually in summer months since 1971.

Slightly soggier than expected 2023-24 wet season will buffer Hawai‘i from earlier onset of drought, wildfire season

Shift from El Nino to La Nina conditions also means there likely will be fewer tropical cyclones, including tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes, will move through the Central Pacific during the 2024 hurricane season.
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