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High wind warning extended for summits; wind advisory for rest of Big Island begins at midnight

The forecast is for southwest winds of 55 to 65 mph at the Big Island summits with higher gusts today, increasing to 70 to 90 mph with higher gusts tonight.

Boy Scouts of America ask court to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit of 11-year-old on Big Island

In its response to a wrongful death lawsuit, the Boy Scouts of America admits only that 11-year-old Manny Carvalho died Aug. 28, 2022, “due to a gunshot while attending a Boy Scout Troop 19 Family Fun Day at Camp Honokāia.”

Football champs Konawaena Wildcats honored by Hawaiʻi County Council

The Hawai’i County Council celebrated the Konawaena High School Wildcats on Wednesday before moving on to agenda items during its regular session meeting. The Wildcats won the Division I state high school football championship last November, bringing the school’s first-ever state football championship back to the Big Island.

Kona Low Day 2: Flash flood warning for eastern half of Big Island extended into Sunday

At 9:51 p.m., radar and rain gauges indicated that rainfall rates have eased over the southeast flank of the Big Island. However, runoff levels were still high and rain continued in some locations, with heavy rainfall is still possible in the warning areas.

The Manhattan Transfer to make Big Island stop as part of final world tour

The legendary vocal quartet is celebrating its 50th anniversary and making its final world tour.

High surf advisory for east-facing shores on Big Island on Friday, Saturday

Surf for east-facing shores of the Big Island is forecast to be 8 to 12 feet.

What are Kona Lows and why can they be devastating to Hawaiʻi?

Hawai‘i has experienced some especially strong and devastating Kona Lows in the past, one of the most recent occurred in December 2021.

Green laser light show over Maunakea on Big Island likely a Chinese satellite

The explanation for the green laser light show over Maunakea two weeks ago seemed pretty cut and dry; it was a NASA satellite. But that’s not the case, and it looks likely the lasers were from a Chinese satellite instead.

Hawai‘i Island students can join conservation-based summer program

The program, which runs from June 5 through July 23, typically caters to students between the ages of 17 and 22.

Applicants sought for 3rd Circuit Family, District Court per diem judges

Applicants must be residents of Hawai‘i and citizens of the United States and must have been licensed to practice law by the Hawai‘i Supreme Court for a period of no less than five years preceding nomination.

Update: Flooding advisory canceled for West Hawaiʻi

A flood advisory for portions of the west side of the Big Island has been canceled.

Incumbents on Big Island keep their seats in the State House

Hawaiʻi County will vote for five state representatives in the 2022 General Election. The county has one more seat in the House due to an increase in population.

Flood Advisory: Heavy rain over windward Big Island from Honokaʻa to Volcanoes National Park

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory until 1 a.m. Thursday morning for the windward Big Island from Honokaʻa to Volcanoes National Park.

Flood advisory issued for West Hawai‘i

A flood advisory is in effect for various areas in West Hawai‘i until 4 p.m.

Feeling Chilly? You Should, But it’s Not Quite Record Cold Out There

It’s mid-February, so spring hasn’t quite sprung — there’s still at least a few more weeks of winter left. And people in East Hawai‘i are feeling the season.

22 New COVID Cases Reported on Big Island

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 169 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 87,514. A total of 22 new infections were identified on the Big Island Sunday.

96 New Cases on the Big Island

A total of 2,710 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 537 have died.

Over 300 Abandoned Cars Removed from Makuʻu

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), in coordination with the County of Hawaiʻi, has completed the removal of 382 intentionally abandoned vehicles.

Hawaiʻi’s Best Family Friendly Hotels

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kohala, Big Island Hilton Waikoloa features three waterfall-enhanced swimming pools, a giant 175-foot waterslide and a lazy river. The four-acre ocean-fed lagoon is its own private beach that is protected from waves and safe for beginning swimmers. The resort’s Dolphin Quest allows guests to touch, feed and swim with the dolphins. Boats […]

What You Need to Know About Hawai’i Island

Hawai’i Island, also known as the “Big Island” is so big that every other island can fit inside of it – and the island is still growing. The Big Island was created from five different volcanoes; Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kīlauea, Hualālai and Kohala. Kīlauea is the most active volcano in the world and is […]
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