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Public input sought on congestion solutions within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

The Kīlauea Summit Area and Corridor Management Plan will identify management strategies and solutions to reduce conflicts among cars, buses, motorcyles, bicyclists (including e-bikes) and pedestrians on park roads and trails that traverse the popular and often-crowded summit of Kīlauea volcano.

Salvation Army acquires state-of-the-art mobile kitchen

The mobile kitchen, acquired through a generous donor, has a capacity to serve about 2,500 meals per day.

Hawai‘i Island police seek help finding missing man in possible need of medical care

The 32-year-old was last seen walking on Paradise Drive in Kea‘au.

Big Island’s Sister City Program launches ‘Ale Lau Loa

The program provides a learning experience that allows local youth to explore first-hand the history, values and customs of traditional and indigenous cultures across the globe.

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.

Police investigating possible drowning of New York woman

The victim had been snorkeling when she started experiencing difficulties and was brought to shore by a bystander.

Kona man reported missing 6 months ago found

He was found Feb. 2 in Kea‘au.

Hawai‘i Island police identify woman who drown in Puna over the weekend

The woman fell off the cliffs in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision area and was swept out to sea.

Hawai‘i Island police seek public help finding 16-year-old boy

The teen was last seen in Kurtistown on Feb. 16 at midnight.

Hilo smoke shop owner accused of selling illegal marijuana products from business

A search warrant on the shop recovered 362 grams of dried processed marijuana, 1,109 grams of marijuana concentrate and a small amount of cocaine.

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

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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.

Business Monday: Tee up for a round under the cosmic neon glow at Black Light Mini Golf Hilo

The Big Island’s newest and only indoor miniature golf course is now open to play through, featuring 18 holes inspired by different games.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

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 Now poll results: More of everything is needed when talking about healthcare
Big Island Now poll: What are the top healthcare needs on Hawai‘i Island?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

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
Business Monday: Keiki and Kope offers coffee and indoor playground for children
Business Monday: Matsuyama family opens third store in North Kona
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Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

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
Likelihood of Kīlauea eruption decreases

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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

Maui Now Chevron Forward

Recent Hawaiʻi Youth Symphony concerts on Maui benefit students, residents

The performances marked the first time since the pandemic that an HYS concert tour has returned to Maui. It also marked the Maui debut of Maestro Joseph Stepec, HYS Director of Orchestral Activities and conductor for the performances.

Police: Man suffers vision loss from New Year’s aerial fireworks accident in Hāna, Maui

Maui police released details from a New Year's aerial fireworks accident in East Maui that left one man with permanent loss of sight in one eye.

Fond memories shared of Hawaiʻi radio and TV broadcast veteran Emme Tomimbang

Hawaiʻi is mourning the loss of veteran radio and television broadcaster Emmeline "Emme" Tomimbang Burns. She passed away Feb. 19 at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu during an emergency aortic surgery.

Lahaina wildfire survivors updated on debris removal, survey results for final disposal site

Lahaina wildfire survivors were updated Wednesday on the progress of ash and debris removal from residential properties destroyed Aug. 8, and they learned the results of surveys aimed at assessing public sentiment in how to determine the final disposal site for thousands of burned homes.

EPA begins night operations on sanitary sewer lines in Lahaina starting Feb. 26

The US Environmental Protection Agency will begin clearing and inspecting sanitary sewer lines on Honoapiʻilani Highway and Keawe Street in Lahaina starting the week of Feb. 26. Department officials say work will take place between Leialiʻi Parkway and Keawe Street (from Wahikuli Wayside Park to Safeway on Honoapiʻilani Highway and from Minit Stop to Honoapiʻilani Highway on Keawe Street).

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Single-vehicle crash forces temporary closure of Kōloa Road

At approximately 9:15 a.m., a Toyota multi-purpose vehicle with a single occupant was traveling west on Kōloa Road when it veered off the road and struck a utility pole.

Kauai Weather Forecast for February 22, 2024

Moderate to locally breezy east to east-southeast trades will prevail during the next couple days. Rainfall chances will remain highest over windward and mauka...

Kauai Surf Forecast for February 22, 2024

The current moderate, long period NW swell peaked yesterday evening into early this morning and will now steadily subside through the remainder of the week...

NFL brothers host football camp for Kaua‘i youth

Held at the Vidihna Stadium, the free workshop invited young athletes ages 8 through 17 to gain a competitive edge by training under NFL players and professional coaches.

Olokele overpass undergoing emergency repair Thursday morning, following accident

A recent accident has loosened concrete on Girder 2 above the inbound lane, restricting movement in that lane and the use of the Olokele overpass.