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Hawai‘i Fire Department rescues hiker following helicopter search

Two overdue hikers were last heard from four days prior to their discovery by Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel.

Police seek missing woman last seen in Hilo

Patrice Kirk is Caucasian, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 138 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Nāʻālehu woman gets life in prison, consecutive 20-year term for 2009 murder

A Nāʻālehu woman – 62-year-old Patricia Wong – has been sentenced to life in prison and a consecutive 20-year prison term for the June 2009 murder of Kaycee Smith at a residence in the Orchidland Estates subdivision. Smith had a single gunshot wound to her head. On Nov. 27, 2023, a Hilo jury found Wong […]

Brown water advisory issued for Hilo Bay

Recent rains and high surf has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters.

Surveyors to assess topography of Waipi‘o Valley Road for future safety improvements

Surveyors will use advanced techniques, including rappelling and climbing, to assess the topography and conditions along the road.

UH researchers, state officials seek community input for Hawaiʻi well-being survey

The anonymous survey takes roughly 15 minutes to complete and will inform critical areas, such as disaster preparedness, safety in our communities, workplace wellness and access to healthcare.

Household hazardous waste collection events scheduled this weekend

These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency, nonprofit agency, or farm wastes are prohibited by law. Latex paint, electronic waste and tires will not be accepted.

Community center at Hilo park damaged in fire

The fire occurred at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, beneath a covered walkway on the exterior of the building.

Head-on car crash in East Hawai‘i leaves California visitor dead

This is the second fatal crash on Hawai‘i Island in less than 48 hours. The first was on Sunday afternoon in Hōnaunau.

State to collect unwanted pesticides from Big Island farms, commercial users

Drop-off events are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 in Kona and April 11 in Hilo. The deadline to register is March 14.

Ironman Chevron Forward

Check out full VinFast Ironman World Championship results for local finishers
Ironman volunteer medics treat hypothermia, dehydration among race competitors
Top Hawai‘i Island Ironman finisher performed like a pro, but the run did her in
Photo Gallery: 2023 Vinfast Women’s Ironman World Championship in Kona
‘It’s nice to finally be the bride’ — Lucy Charles-Barclay wins Ironman World Championship in Kona

Press Here to Take the Poll

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Business Monday: Cosmic Drive Hilo to light up Banyan Drive beginning March 1

Think golf meets cosmic bowling and long-range yard darts. The Big Island’s newest attraction combines the challenge of hitting glow-in-the-dark golf balls and striking lighted targets from 40 to about 120 yards out with a party-like atmosphere complete with a disco light show and music.

Top 20 things to do on the Big Island for Feb. 22-29: International Night, ʻImiloa’s 18th birthday celebration, all-you-can-eat ice cream and much more

If you’re seeking an international experience right here on the Big Island, look no farther than the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus during the 49th annual International Night. It’s just one of the many activities and events happening around the island.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 15-21: Pana‘ewa Stampede Rodeo, Streetlight Cadence, pancake breakfast and so much more

Just because Valentine’s Day was Wednesday doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate with your sweetie this weekend, too. There’s plenty happening around the island that would make for a great date or outing with family and friends.

‘Wicked Tuna’ star meets Kaua‘i fishermen, scientist eager to resume local ahi research

Reality TV’s Dave Marciano and a group of Garden Isle fishermen say scientific collaboration is key to keeping their fisheries healthy.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 8-14: Chinese New Year, Valentine’s events abound, but don’t miss annual Wiliwili Festival and more

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Lunar New Year? Need a date idea for your Valentine? We’ve got you covered.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

Big Island Now poll no. 51: Is an insurance policy for Hawai‘i’s coral reef worth it?
Big Island Now poll results: Leap Day is just another day of the week
Big Island Now poll No. 50: How do you plan to spend Leap Day 2024?
Big Island Now poll results: What Big Island experience did voters choose to give or get on Valentine’s Day?
Big Island Now poll No. 49: What experience would you want to give/get for Valentine’s Day?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

Business Monday: Cosmic Drive Hilo to light up Banyan Drive beginning March 1
Pandemic recovery ending, construction up for 2024, according to UHERO report
Business Monday: Take a walk au Naturel at Hawaiian Naturism Park
Stockholders vote to adopt merger between Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines
Business Monday: Give your Valentine the experience of a tree-to-chocolate tour at Lavaloha
Business Monday: Tee up for a round under the cosmic neon glow at Black Light Mini Golf Hilo
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Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

Volcano Watch — Appreciating the contributions of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to volcanology
Volcano Watch: Dear Valentine, will you be my lab partner?
Volcano Watch — Another intrusion southwest of Kīlauea’s summit
Magma moving in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park slows, decreasing likelihood of Kīlauea eruption

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NOAA invests $17 million to protect Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary visitor center
17-year-old from Kona dies while spearfishing
NOAA launches Hawaiian Islands survey of whales, dolphins and seabirds
Marine wildlife advocates, cultural practitioners urge closing of Kanaloa Octopus Farm in West Hawaiʻi

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Bill to establish a nine-member Lele Community District Board for burned Lahaina lands heads to decision making

A bill that seeks to establish a nine-member Lele Community District Board to facilitate rebuilding decisions for the post-wildfire Lahaina area of West Maui, is scheduled for key committee decision making on Wednesday.

Maui Surf Forecast for February 28, 2024

Surf along exposed east facing shores will remain rough through the week, with heights hovering around High Surf Advisory (HSA) level through tonight. The...

MACC hosts an evening with James Taylor and his All-Star Band on May 5

Music legend James Taylor has announced his return to Maui with his All-Star Band for a special outdoor concert under the stars at Alexander & Baldwin Amphitheater on Friday, May 5.

Kaupō structure fire results in $106,000 in damage

Maui firefighters responded to a structure fire early Tuesday morning in the Kaupō area of East Maui. Damages were estimated $6,000 to the structures and $100,000 in damage to the contents. No one was displaced and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation.

A bill restoring counties’ regulation of tobacco products may die in state House

A measure that would restore the counties' power to regulate the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes appears to be stalled in the House Finance Committee, and it may die there Wednesday if no action is taken.

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Tour helicopter crashes on remote Kaua‘i beach, injuring one passenger

According to a preliminary report, a Jack Harter helicopter carrying one pilot and four passengers crashed at Honopū Beach.

Over 1.6 million people visited Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2023

Overall, the National Park Service announced that 400 national parks reported a total of 325.5 million visitors in 2023, an increase of 13 million or 4% over 2022.

UH researchers, state officials seek community input for Hawaiʻi well-being survey

The anonymous survey takes roughly 15 minutes to complete and will inform critical areas, such as disaster preparedness, safety in our communities, workplace wellness and access to healthcare.

Kauai Weather Forecast for February 27, 2024

High pressure to the north of Hawaii will maintain breezy trade winds into the weekend. Clouds and showers will favor windward and mauka areas, with the...

Kauai Surf Forecast for February 27, 2024

Surf along exposed east facing shores will remain rough due to a combination of a medium-period northeast (060 degrees) swell and locally generated wind waves...