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Portion of Pauahi Street to temporarily close

During the closure, motorists are advised to use Manono Street or Ponahawai Street as alternative routes to access the back side of Pauahi Street.

Volcano Watch – Measuring volcanic gases: The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Measurement of volcanic gases is critical for both public safety and understanding volcanic activity—and everything we measure relies on the wind.

Be part of ‘The Tale to End Cancer’: Attend the 32nd annual Relay For Life of the Big Island

This year’s event to fight back against cancer and celebrate survivors is from 5 p.m. to midnight July 20 at Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo.

High tides to bring minor coastal flooding throughout the islands

Coastal flooding will coincide with the daily peak tide each afternoon till Sunday.

Police arrest 20 motorists for DUI week of July 8-14 on Big Island roadways

So far this year, there has been a total of 525 DUI arrests on the island compared with 526 during the same period last year, representing a decrease of 0.2%.

Register now for 26th annual ʻOhana Shoreline Fishing Tournament

Separate divisions are offered for keiki 5 to 12 years old, teens, men, women, kūpuna at least 55 years old and ‘ohana. There also will be an art contest and invasive species division in which all entrants are automatically entered. This year’s tournament is Aug. 16-18.

Hawaiʻi Energy offers cool rebates for summer

The rebate program is available through June 2025 to help lower energy bills when island residents invest in energy-efficient appliances and installations, including air conditioning equipment, whole house fans, pool pumps and more.

Land board authorizes temporary closures of wildlife sanctuaries

In an action inspired by last month’s birth of a monk seal on Mokulua island off of O‘ahu’s windward coast, the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the temporary closure of wildlife sanctuaries statewide when necessary to protect endangered or threatened species.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for July 18-24: Party like a Honokaʻa Dragon, hang with the Ladies That Rock, do some early holiday shopping, celebrate Hawaiian culture and more

There is no lack of variety in the upcoming events happening around the Big Island.

Update: Hawai‘i Island police locate missing Pāhoa woman

The 33-year-old woman was last seen in Kailua-Kona.

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Support for Maui abounded during competition nights at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
Kaua‘i fills Līhu‘e Airport to welcome hālau hula home from Merrie Monarch Festival
O‘ahu hālau captures overall win in 61st annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
Winning 2024 Miss Aloha Hula competition a dream come true for Oʻahu dancer
2024 Miss Aloha Hula from O‘ahu; Merrie Monarch Hula competition continues tonight with group performances in hula kahiko

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Be part of ‘The Tale to End Cancer’: Attend the 32nd annual Relay For Life of the Big Island

This year’s event to fight back against cancer and celebrate survivors is from 5 p.m. to midnight July 20 at Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for July 18-24: Party like a Honokaʻa Dragon, hang with the Ladies That Rock, do some early holiday shopping, celebrate Hawaiian culture and more

There is no lack of variety in the upcoming events happening around the Big Island.

Neighbor Island contestants to take the stage in Pacific Media Group’s Hawai‘i’s Finest Talent Contest

Moving into the second half of performances, a lineup of artists from Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Island and Maui are set to grace the stage starting July 18.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for July 11-17: Follow the Yellow Brick Road, get reacquainted with the Bard, beat the summer heat and more

There’s something for everyone during the next 7 days on the Big Island, so get out there and have a good time.

Top 10 things to do this July 4th on the Big Island: These holiday events are sure to be a blast

We decided to bring you our weekly top 10 things to do on the island a day early so you can plan ahead for your Independence Day ventures. There’s plenty to do, from rubber duckie races, the release of honu into the Pacific and a classic car show to, of course, everyone’s favorite, fireworks displays.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

Big Island Now poll no. 56: What is most important when considering a new hospital?
Poll results: It takes more than just one trait to be a responsible developer
Big Island Now poll No. 55: What is the most important trait of a responsible developer?
Poll results: Legalizing cannabis gets most individual votes for what bills Hawai‘i lawmakers should have passed but didn’t
Big Island Now poll No. 54: Which of these bills should the Hawaiʻi Legislature have passed this year but didn’t?

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Business Monday: Queens’ Culinary Marketplace connects shoppers with island agriculture
Business Monday: Nonprofit and Big Island Climbing partner to bring more keiki to the sport
Best sushi in the nation is found on Kaua‘i, according to Yelp
Business Monday: Harbor House to raise funds for Hawai‘i Fire through inaugural golf tournament
Business Monday: Local designers show off new looks during first-ever Kona Swim Week fashion event
Business Monday: Family-owned Big Island Toyota to be sold
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Volcano Watch – Measuring volcanic gases: The answer is blowin’ in the wind
Scientists walk inside Big Island volcano as earthquake numbers inch up slightly
Volcano Watch: More shaking on Kīlauea’s south flank; did you feel it?
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists revisit eruption site, discover cracking, more

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Hōkūleʻa, Hikianalia depart on new training voyage toward North Pacific Gyre
Update: High bacteria count notification canceled for West Hawai‘i beach
Nearly 32 tons of marine debris removed from Kuaihelani, also known as Midway Atoll
Update: High surf warning issued for Big Island’s south-facing shores, replacing earlier advisory

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Maui Weather Forecast for July 19, 2024

Moderate trade winds will continue over the next few days, with breezy to locally windy trades returning by early next week. A dry and stable air mass...

Travel Advisory Update: Some flights resume at Hawai’i airports after global technology outage

The airline communications systems impacted by a global technology outage are back online. Some flights have been able to depart Hawai‘i airports, while others were cancelled or rescheduled. Passengers should check with their airline prior to going to the airport and should expect delays.

Koholā Brewery poised for another comeback after Lahaina wildfire

Koholā Brewery is set for a grand opening July 21 as a taproom and restaurant at the Wailea Village shopping center. This marks the second comeback for the independent craft beer brewery founded in Lahaina in 2014.

Maui Surf Forecast for July 19, 2024

Slightly elevated surf along south facing shores will ease below average by Friday. Background S swell is then expected Friday onward with surf remaining below...

Lahaina public schools to close for one-year anniversary of wildfires

The Hawai‘i State Board of Education (Board) today approved the Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) recommendation to grant a waiver that would allow for the closures of the Lahaina public schools on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2024, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Lahaina wildfires. 

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Kauai Weather Forecast for July 19, 2024

Moderate trade winds will continue over the next few days, with breezy to locally windy trades returning by early next week. A dry and stable air mass...

Kauai Surf Forecast for July 19, 2024

Slightly elevated surf along south facing shores will ease below average today. Background south swell energy pulses are forecast to continue with surf...

Water service shutdown scheduled for resort in Līhu‘e

Notifications to resort guests, tenants and residents within the resort property are being handled by Royal Sonesta Resort.

Mayor Kawakami shares vision for Kaua‘i during Chamber of Commerce luncheon

During the talk story session at the event, held at Kōloa Landing Resort, questions were also collected from the audience and addressed by the mayor.

Update: Fire crews plan to use air support this morning to battle brush fire in Kokeʻe

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.