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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.

Hawai‘i Island police seek public help finding Pāhoa woman

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

County kicks off 49th annual Hawai‘i Kūpuna Softball Tournament

Hosted by the Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation’s Elderly Activities Division, this year’s 2-day tournament at the Walter C. Victor Baseball Complex in Hilo hosts 21 teams and more than 400 players from around the Big Island.

Scientists walk inside Big Island volcano as earthquake numbers inch up slightly

With the assistance of a helicopter, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists are working to upgrade a sesimic monitoring station on hardened black lava covering the crater floor near Uēaloha (Byron Ledge) of Kīlauea.

Opossum captured in Honolulu outside a downtown office building

Although opossums are less likely to carry rabies than other mammals, they are carriers of parasites and other diseases.

UPDATE: Previously missing endangered 29-year-old located in good health

Railee Santos was found the morning of July 17 in Hilo.

UPDATE: Previously reported missing 18-year-old located in good health

Big Island police report Kainalu Kawaakoa Bergau was found July 11.

Kamehameha Schools-Hawaiʻi grad receives prestigious Fukunaga Scholarship

Sean Serville, who will be attending Santa Clara University this fall, was among those awarded during an annual mixer hosted at Servco’s administrative office in Honolulu.

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.

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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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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 community comes together to ‘Celebrate Life!’ during annual Pride Festival

Everywhere you looked Saturday at Mo‘oheau Park and Bandstand in downtown Hilo, the party was hopping. Diversity was on display in several different senses of the word. Friends and family came together to have fun. Smiles and hugs were commonplace and given out freely. There was joy, laughter, happiness, inclusiveness and acceptance. All attributes that lend themselves to celebration.

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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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
Earthquake activity at Kīlauea decreases after brief uptick from previous day

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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 Surf Forecast for July 18, 2024

Surf along south facing shores remains elevated due to a slowly fading medium period S swell. This swell will continue its downward trend through Thursday...

‘Spring Awakening’ kicks off ProArts Playhouse’s 2024-25 theatrical season

ProArts Playhouse will stage "Spring Awakening," a Tony Award-winning musical 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from July 27 through Aug. 17 at the Azeka Shopping Center (makai side), 1280 South Kīhei Road.

MEO Moloka‘i preschool is ‘Where The Wild Things Are’

The “Where The Wild Things Are” summer for the preschoolers in the Moloka‘i Head Start program concluded with a Rumpus Dance around the Maui Economic Opportunity Kaunakakai office earlier this month.

‘Get Out the Vote’ event set for July 20

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is sponsoring an inaugural "Get Out the Vote" community event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center in Kahului.

Scouting America, Aloha Council receives funding to replace cabins at Camp Maluhia

Whittier Trust has donated $100,000 to the Scouting America, Aloha Council to replace five Pop Hutton cabins at Camp Maluhia.

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Scientists walk inside Big Island volcano as earthquake numbers inch up slightly

With the assistance of a helicopter, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists are working to upgrade a sesimic monitoring station on hardened black lava covering the crater floor near Uēaloha (Byron Ledge) of Kīlauea.

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.

Brush fire near Kapa‘a Bypass Road determined to be accidental

The fire was deemed under control at approximately 2:30 p.m., and fully extinguished shortly before 3:30 p.m., leaving roughly 10 acres of land scorched.

Opossum captured in Honolulu outside a downtown office building

Although opossums are less likely to carry rabies than other mammals, they are carriers of parasites and other diseases.

Kauai Weather Forecast for July 17, 2024

Trade winds will gradually relax just a bit over the next few days, as high pressure far to our north moves slowly northeast. Dry and stable air over the...