Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.

Big Island News Chevron Forward

Freon leak from a damaged refrigerator forces Sack N Save in Hilo to temporarily close

Hawai‘i Fire Department responded to the hazmat situation after receiving reports of unknown white smoke originating from a machine room in the back of the store, spreading out into the store floor.

Fire at Hawaiian Ocean View Estates destroys large family home; occupants evacuated

A fire destroyed a family house valued at $525,000 at Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on the Big Island, but there were no injuries.

Hawai‘i police seek help finding 15-year-old girl

Hawai‘i police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Jaidon Wieland-Vierra who was reported as a runaway.

President Biden supports national marine sanctuary for Pacific Remote Islands

The potential new National Marine Sanctuary identified in the Presidential Memorandum would conserve 777,000 square miles, including the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Victim in reported shark attack in Waikōloa was visiting from Utah

The Hawaiʻi State Division of Aquatic Resources took down shark warning signs on Monday at ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay on Hawai‘i Island, following an apparent encounter over the weekend.

Bills on campaign contributions, lobbying, gifts pass Hawaiʻi legislature; headed to governor

Ethics reform measures relating to campaign contributions, lobbying and gifts have passed both the Hawaiʻi State Senate and House of Representatives, and now head to Gov. Josh Green’s desk for signature.

Kupu seeking Big Island applicants for conservation leadership program

The Kupu leadership program is for recent high school graduates, college graduates and young professionals who are looking to establish a career in conservation.

County seeks candidates for Fire Appeals Board

County officials are looking for residents interested in serving on the Fire Appeals Board.

2 Hawai‘i police detectives involved in fatal shooting in Kona to return to full duty

Two Hawaiʻi Island police detectives have been cleared to go back to active duty while two investigations continue for the March 10 fatal shooting of 32-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop of Kailua-Kona.

Man rescued from Hāmākua cliffside after 15-foot fall

A 50-year-old man was rescued this morning after tumbling 15 feet down a cliffside along the Hāmākua Coast near Waipi‘o Valley.

Press Here to Take the Poll

Entertainment Chevron Forward

Kamuela Philharmonic plans ‘Brilliant’ finish to 2022-23 MasterWorks season
Tony nominated musical ‘The Prom’ playing at East Hawai’i Cultural Center in Hilo
Annual Kauikeaouli Festival celebrates birthday of Kamehameha III
Behind the scenes of ‘Tough of Nails’ with contestant Ilima Shim of Hawaiʻi

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

Hawaiʻi’s economy slowing but no recession, UH research report says
Greenwell Farms’ 100% Kona Coffee debuts new branding, package design
Hawaiian Telcom invests $1.5 million to complete fiber ring in East Hawaiʻi
Online Marketplace features products from student entrepreneurs in Hawai’i
Keauhou Shopping Center names longtime Kona resident as new general manager
Free ‘Conscious Commerce’ 2-day training in Hilo

Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

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
Volcano Watch: USGS hosting open house about replacement of building destroyed during 2018 Kīlauea eruption

Ocean Blog Chevron Forward

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
Brown water advisory issued for Hilo Bay on Big Island

Maui Now Chevron Forward

Maui Matsuri accepting entries for Art Contest

The 21st annual Maui Matsuri is now accepting entries for its Art Contest from eligible students who can win up to $100 in cash prizes. The Maui Matsuri Art Contest is sponsored by HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts Maui.

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, voices of Australia’s soul music make their Maui debut

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents in a Maui debut, Australia’s Emma Donovan & The Putbacks featuring the acclaimed Indigenous vocalist and the Melbourne rhythm combo. The concert is in Castle Theater Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale online only Wednesday, March 22 at 10 a.m.

Maui hotels lead the counties in February 2023 Hawai‘i Hotel Performance Report

Maui County hotels led the rest of the counties throughout the state in the February 2023 Hawaiʻi Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority with a RevPAR of $465, ADR of $655, and occupancy of 71%.

Council committee accepting East Maui Regional Community Board applications

The East Maui Regional Community Board will appoint the director and set policies for the new East Maui Community Water Authority, which is responsible for a long-range watershed-management plan.

Shark warning signs removed after apparent shark bite incident on Hawaiʻi Island

The DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources took down shark warning signs on Monday at ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay on Hawai‘i Island, following an apparent shark bite incident over the weekend.

Kauai Now Chevron Forward

3 hikers rescued from Kalalau Trail

According to preliminary reports, personnel with Rescue 3 aboard Air 1 responded to the incident shortly before 3:20 p.m. on a report of distressed hikers.

A Pacific Remote Islands national marine sanctuary supported by President Biden

President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the U.S. Commerce Secretary to conserve 777,000 square miles of ocean, including the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Brown water advisories for south-facing shores on Kauaʻi

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health has issued a brown water advisory on March 21 for south-facing shores, from Kukuiʻula Bay to Keoniloa Bay, and at Salt Pond Beach Park on Kauaʻi.

Kauaʻi Red Cross 2023 Volunteer of the Year deployed to Wisconsin to help Afghan refugees

At U.S. Army Fort McCoy, Kauaʻi Red Cross volunteer Michael Crane distributed comfort supplies to the thousands of Afghan refugees housed at the base following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Kauai Weather Forecast for March 21, 2023

Intermittent showers are possible through Wednesday, including over leeward zones where isolated heavier showers may develop at times. As strengthening...