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Waikōloa Road community meeting for Thursday night is postponed

Waikōloa Road Rehabilitation Project fieldwork will begin by May 4, 2023.

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument has new NOAA superintendent

Eric Roberts previously served as deputy superintendent of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument since September 2019, where he led a team of policy and program specialists in the day-to-day management.

University of Hawai’i receives $400,000 federal grant to help cystic fibrosis patients

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s research team, led by professor Tung Hoang, hopes its findings will help cystic fibrosis patients avoid hospitalizations and increase their life expectancy.

Kona Community Hospital achieves international Baby-Friendly designation

Kona Community Hospital has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation for adhering to the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

Hawai‘i police seek public help finding missing man considered at risk

The 23-year-old was last seen on Makaala Street in Hilo.

Hawaiʻi Energy expanding lighting upgrade program to nonprofits, small businesses

Select nonprofit organizations, small businesses and restaurants are eligible for Hawaiʻi Energy’s lighting upgrade program on a first-come, first-served basis, until funds are exhausted.

USDA Forest Service awards grants to 4 Big Island communities for mitigating wildfires

The Community Wildfire Defense Grants for the Big Island will be used to update four Community Wildfire Protection Plans that are seven to eight years old.

Vietnam War memorial dedicated today at West Hawai‘i Veterans Cemetery

The new memorial was made a reality by a group of Vietnam veterans who formed the nonprofit West Hawai‘i Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Association, which raised $75,000 in 17 months to construct the 6-foot-tall by 7-foot-long memorial, crafted in basalt rock.

43-year-old man missing; last seen in Mountain View on Big Island

Missing person Anson-Ely Saragosa, 43, is known to frequent the Kurtistown and Mountain View areas.

Woman in stolen car during police shooting in Kona indicted on 18 offenses

A Kona grand jury indicted Jacqueline Keanaaina, 26 of Kailua-Kona, for 18 offenses in relation to two incidents, including one on March 10 when she was in a stolen vehicle during an officer-involved shooting.

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West Hawaiʻi County Band presents free Band in the Bay concert on April 2
First annual free Kona Steel Guitar Festival at Outrigger resort March 24 and 25
Kamuela Philharmonic plans ‘Brilliant’ finish to 2022-23 MasterWorks season
Tony nominated musical ‘The Prom’ playing at East Hawai’i Cultural Center in Hilo

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Hawaiʻi Energy expanding lighting upgrade program to nonprofits, small businesses
New West Hawaiʻi Filipino Chamber of Commerce seeking members
Big Island Poll #4 results: 60% say there are ‘too many’ tourists
Asian sauces sold in Hawai‘i recalled due to undeclared soy allergen
The county’s American Job Center Hawaiʻi reopens at new location
Hawaiʻi’s economy slowing but no recession, UH research report says

Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

Volcano Watch: Pele’s hairs — a beautiful hazard on the Island of Hawaiʻi
Volcano Watch: GeoSPACE program promotes geology for people with disabilities
2018 Kīlauea eruption destroyed Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s home; now its getting a new one in Hilo
Eruption of Big Island’s Kīlauea volcano no longer likely to resume

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State of Hawaiʻi pursuing cases against 33 swimmers chasing dolphins in Hōnaunau Bay
President Biden supports national marine sanctuary for Pacific Remote Islands
3 state projects underway to fix water problems at Hāpuna Beach on Big Island
High surf warning for west-facing shores of Big Island beginning Wednesday night

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Registration now open for summer 2023 at Seabury

Registration for Seabury Hall's summer program is now available online for students entering grades 1-8 in Fall 2023.

West Maui to hold first evening budget meeting Thursday, March 30

The Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee will receive testimony on the fiscal year 2024 budget on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Lahaina Civic Center’s Social Hall.

Honolulu City Council member introduces bill to cut down on opioid-related deaths

Following the Federal Drug Administration's approval of the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal medication “naloxone” as an over-the-counter medication this morning, Honolulu City Councilmember Tyler Dos Santos-Tam introduced Bill 28, which requires certain bars, nightclubs, and other high-risk venues to maintain doses of naloxone spray on site in case of an overdose.

Surveillance: Alleged theft of Onewheel valued at $2,200 from Hi-Tech in Pāʻia

Store owners released surveillance video of an alleged theft incident in which a Onewheel GT portable electric rideable board, valued at $2,200 was stolen from Hi-Tech Surf Sports in Pāʻia over the weekend.

Two Spring College Fairs planned on Maui, April 4

The Hawaiʻi Association of College Admissions Counselors hosts two spring college fairs on Maui on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

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Update: Flash flood warning issued for Garden Isle; Hanalei early school closure

The National Weather Service has upgraded the flash flood advisory to a flash flood warning until 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday for the entire island of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau.

Update: A marine warning was extended for Kaua‘i waters

At 7:41 a.m., a strong thunderstorm capable of producing waterspouts was located 30 nm southwest of Southern Tip of Ni‘ihau, or 57 nm southwest of Barking Sands, moving northeast at 25 knots.

Kauai Weather Forecast for March 29, 2023

Occasional showers with a few thunderstorms will be possible over the western end of the state today. Showers have the potential to produce heavy rainfall...

Kauai Surf Forecast for March 29, 2023

No significant swells are expected through the middle of next week. A small pulse from the northwest (320 degrees) will build late this afternoon and...

UH researchers awarded $400,000 grant to help cystic fibrosis patients

University of Hawaiʻi professor Tung Hoang is leading a team of researchers who are trying to make discoveries that will help cystic fibrosis patients avoid hospitalizations and increase their life expectancy.