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Coast Guard rescues yacht crew 200 nautical miles west of Palau

The 11-person yacht crew, who reported a locked rudder and flooding in the bilge, is being assisted by the Oliver Henry’s crew with dewatering and damage control as they head for Palau. Their estimated time of arrival is 33 hours.

Democratic Party of Hawai‘i reacts to President Biden’s decision to step down from 2024 race

Party officials say Biden’s decision to step down further displays his commitment and selflessness as a public servant to the country that he loves.

Keepers at Pana‘ewa Zoo looking to public to help name its latest arrival

Zoo staff have narrowed it down to four names and are asking the public to vote in their Facebook post with an emoji.

Big Island police seek endangered missing 28-year-old man

28-year-old Anthony Moniz III was last contacted at 2:30 p.m. today.

Final draft of Hawai’i County General Plan 2045 to be released by end of July

The general plan will serve as a 25-year blueprint for the long-term growth and sustainable development of Hawaiʻi Island.

Seismic activity increases beneath Kīlauea summit

Over the past 24 hours, there were approximately 67 earthquakes detected beneath Kīlauea’s summit and approximately 172 earthquakes detected beneath the upper East Rift Zone, mostly at depths of 0.0–1.2 miles beneath the ground surface.

Fire hydrant flow test scheduled in downtown Kona

A fire hydrant flow test is scheduled in Kona for areas along Ali‘i Drive between Palani and Wālua Roads and along Hualālai Road between Ali‘i Drive and Kuakini Highway. The flow test will take place from midnight to 1 a.m. on July 23. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several […]

Biden drops out of 2024 presidential race, endorses VP Kamala Harris

Biden plans to serve out the remainder of his term in office, which ends at noon ET on Jan. 20, 2025.

Lane closure scheduled in South Kona for utility pole replacement

Starting Monday, one lane north of Aka Aha Road, near the Manago Hotel, will be closed.

‘Ambassadors of our oceans’: Rare off-season humpback sighting not just exciting, but provides opportunity to learn more

“If we can understand them, understand their behavior and what they’re doing, then it can tell us a lot about some of the changes that are taking place in the ocean. The whales are amazing themselves, but they’re even more valuable when we think about them as these, basically, indicators of ocean health.” — Marc Lammers, research ecologist with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

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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?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

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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‘Ambassadors of our oceans’: Rare off-season humpback sighting not just exciting, but provides opportunity to learn more
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

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Maui Weather Forecast for July 22, 2024

Moderate to locally breezy trade winds will focus showers over windward slopes today, and aside from afternoon and evening showers on the Kona slopes&#44...

Kupu ʻĀina Corps calls for participants and host sites on Maui, Molokaʻi, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island

Kupu, Hawai‘i’s leading conservation and youth education organization, today announced that applications are now open for the 2024-2025 Kupu ʻĀina Corps (KAC) program, which is actively seeking host sites and participants for paid opportunities in sustainability-focused sectors like renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and climate adaptation on Hawai’i Island, Kaua’i, Maui, Moloka’i, O’ahu.

Democratic Party of Hawai‘i reacts to President Biden’s decision to step down from 2024 race

Party officials say Biden's decision to step down further displays his commitment and selflessness as a public servant to the country that he loves.

‘Ambassadors of our oceans’: Rare off-season humpback sighting provides opportunity to learn more

"If we can understand them, understand their behavior and what they're doing, then it can tell us a lot about some of the changes that are taking place in the ocean. The whales are amazing themselves, but they're even more valuable when we think about them as these, basically, indicators of ocean health." -- Marc Lammers, research ecologist with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Maui Surf Forecast for July 22, 2024

Background south swell energy pulses are forecast to continue, with surf remaining below average through much of this week. Small, choppy surf will...

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Kauai Weather Forecast for July 22, 2024

Moderate to locally breezy trade winds will focus showers over windward slopes today, and aside from afternoon and evening showers on the Kona slopes&#44...

Kauai Surf Forecast for July 22, 2024

Background south swell energy pulses are forecast to continue, with surf remaining below average through much of this week. A small long period south swell...

Road closures scheduled for Kuli Road in Lāwa‘i on July 25 and July 26

The county's contractor will trim and remove trees growing along the roadway.

Rare off-season humpback sighting not just exciting, but provides opportunity to learn more

Footage of the whale was captured off O‘ahu.

Biden drops out of 2024 presidential race, endorses VP Kamala Harris

Biden plans to serve out the remainder of his term in office, which ends at noon ET on Jan. 20, 2025.