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35-year-old arrested after 4-hour armed standoff in Aloha Estates on Big Island

Joseph Diego Soares was taken into custody, and the loaded pistol in his possession was safely recovered, Hawaiʻi Island police said.

UPDATE: Police activity in Aloha Estates in Glenwood has ceased

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is currently involved in “police activity” in Aloha Estates on Mauna Loa Road in Glenwood.

Special program about ʻAlalā Project at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

The ʻAlalā is a bird native to Hawaiʻi and found nowhere else on earth.

25-year-old sentenced to 20 years in prison for assault, robbery in Hilo

Cohlby Espaniola, 25 of Mountain View, was sentenced to a 20-year prison term in Hilo Circuit Court for a stabbing and robbery that occurred in 2018 at a residence on Leilani Street in Hilo.

Hawai‘i police renew request for help in finding woman and her 5-year-old daughter

Authorities are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating Tara Lasham, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning relative to a custodial interference investigation.

Kimié Miner’s free songwriting workshop on Big Island; young artists can apply

The free weekend songwriting workshop on the Big Island is dedicated to empowering young artists with a breakthrough music and mental health mentorship series called Nā Leo (The Voices) by Haku Collective. 

Kīlauea eruption paused: ‘Mahalo Pele, and a hui hou (until we meet again)’

It’s been a little more than three weeks since the lava supply to the lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea volcano on the Big Island ceased March 7 and the eruption paused.

VIDEO: Hundreds attended the dedication of Vietnam War Memorial in West Hawai‘i

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

Update: Wind advisory for Big Island summits has been canceled

The National Weather Service cancels wind advisory.

Waikōloa Road community meeting for Thursday night is postponed

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

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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

Kīlauea eruption paused: ‘Mahalo Pele, and a hui hou (until we meet again)’
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

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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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Aquari-Om Yoga Classes Return to Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center is once again hosting twice weekly Aquari-Om yoga classes, with a portion of proceeds supporting sea turtle rescue and coral restoration efforts on Maui.

Voluntary recall of snack bites on Maui and O‘ahu due to undeclared milk allergen

Residents are being warned of a voluntary recall of various dark chocolate fruit and peanut bites on Maui and O‘ahu due to an undeclared milk allergen on product labels. 

Maui Police Department mourns passing of former Chief Howard Tagomori

The Maui Police Department confirmed the passing of former Chief Howard Tagomori on March 3, 2023. He served 35 years in county law enforcement, including a decade as chief from 1988 to 1998.

Wailuku Pool to close for pool guard training on Saturday, April 1

The Wailuku Pool will be closed on Saturday April 1 for Water Safety Instructor Training for pool lifeguards, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

HI-5 redemption centers in Haʻikū and at UH Maui College temporarily closed

HI-5 Redemption Centers located at the County of Maui Recycling Centers in Haʻikū and at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College campus in Kahului are temporarily closed due to ongoing staff shortages.

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Kaua‘i police arrest man in connection to fatal hit-and-run in Kapa‘a

The suspect was arrested on charges of first-degree negligent homicide, accidents involving death, inattention to driving, and driving without a license.

Kauai Weather Forecast for March 30, 2023

Light to moderate southeast winds will prevail over the islands today. Showers will generally favor southeast facing slopes and coasts, but lingering...

Kauai Surf Forecast for March 30, 2023

A small pulse from the northwest (320 degrees) will build this morning, peak this afternoon into tonight, then slowly decline through Saturday. A small...

New NOAA superintendent for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Eric Roberts, who previously served as deputy superintendent of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument since September 2019, now is the new superintendent.

Flooded roads lead to two car rescues in Lawaʻi on Kauaʻi

Flooded roads have led to two car rescues in Lawaʻi. The flash flood warning for Kauaʻi has been extended to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.