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Hawai‘i Island police seek help finding teen girl

The 16-year-old was last seen in the Ainaloa Subdivision area in Pāhoa on Tuesday at approximately 4:35 p.m.

FBI searches 2 locations in Kona; investigation underway

Special Agent in Charge Steven Merrill stated: “The FBI can confirm that they are conducting court-authorized activities in the area. However, as our investigation is still ongoing, we decline to comment further.”

Weekly DUI stats: 16 arrested on Big Island roads

To date, there were 12 fatal crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities, compared with six fatal crashes, resulting in seven fatalities for the same time last year.

Lawmakers urge investigation, following power blackouts on Big Island and O‘ahu

A letter signed by three senators highlighted the Public Utilities Commission’s investigatory powers and requested the commission conduct investigations.

Prosecutors seek life in prison for woman charged in fatal Hilo hit-and-run

Sienna Tavares-Brown’s blood alcohol content was allegedly more than three times the legal limit.

3-foot long ball python found in O‘ahu home

The snake was discovered on April 13.

Hilo man struck by vehicle dies; driver charged

The accident occurred in Hilo, on Saturday evening on East Kawili Street just east of Manono Street.

Hawai‘i Island customers urged to continue conserving elctricity to avoid rolling blackouts

For the past several weeks, Hawaiian Electric has been asking residential and business customers to conserve electricity due to the unavailability of several large generators.

Glenwood Recycling and Transfer Station to reopen Friday

After a tree fell at the site, it was closed for repairs, according to the Department of Environmental Management.

Hilo home destroyed in early morning structure fire

When Hawai‘i Fire Department responded to the single-family dwelling on Kaumana Drive, it was engulfed in flames and the occupant of the residence had already evacuated.

Merrie Monarch Chevron Forward

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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Shaka documentary to debut at film festival in Los Angeles

The producer/writer of the film said his initial goal was to produce a 20-minute short for classroom use but the story turned out to be bigger than anyone could have imagined.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island plus 1: Hilo Cacao and Chocolate Expo, Celtic Electronic Dance Party, Kahilu Dance Night, Pokémon Day, Big Island Chocolate Festival and more

Several events during the next week also invite island residents and visitors alike to strut their stuff on the dance floor to a variety of music, including swing, funk, Motown and more.

Steep rent forces Hawai‘i Keiki Museum to shutter its doors in Kona

The museum, which operates as a nonprofit, opened its doors in 2022 and has been committed to inspiring curiosity, creativity, and innovation in young keiki through hands-on STEAM experiences.

Winning 2024 Miss Aloha Hula competition a dream come true for Oʻahu dancer

Kaʻōnohikaumakaakeawe Kananiokeakua Holokai Lopes is the fourth Miss Aloha winner in the past 4 consecutive years for hula hālau Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe and the second daughter of the group’s nā kumu hula.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for week of April 4-10: Merrie Monarch Festival continues; several other events abound

The Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts and Crafts Fair continues today through Saturday. The Merrie Monarch Royal Parade is Saturday. Here’s all the details.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

Big Island Now poll No. 53: What is Hawai‘i’s most important contribution to the world?
Big Island Now poll No. 52 results: Vote evenly spread for best place to spot humpback whales from island shores
Big Island Now poll No. 52: Which of these locations is best to watch humpback whales from Big Island shores?
Big Island Now poll results: You can’t put a price on a healthy reef
Big Island Now poll no. 51: Is an insurance policy for Hawai‘i’s coral reef worth it?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

Business Monday: Kona Village named among the best new resorts in North America and Europe in 2024
Matsuyama family celebrates official opening of third store with community
Business Monday: Hilo Burger Joint meets change head-on and adapts to continue serving Big Island
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority launches dashboard to connect visitors with volunteer opportunities
Foodland launches Project Keiki to support food banks on Big Island, beyond
Business Monday: Ah Lan’s Lei Stand in Hilo provides fresh handmade lei to Big Island and at annual Merrie Monarch Festival
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Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

Volcano Watch: Using acoustic signals to identify the start of the 2022 Mauna Loa eruption
Buildings in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park damaged during 2018 eruption set for dismantling
Volcano Watch — Establishing a Nascent Monitoring Program on Pico Basile Volcano, Equatorial Guinea
Volcano Watch — What was an emergency manager doing at a scientific conference?

Ocean Blog Chevron Forward

Researchers: Olympic tower construction could damage Tahiti reef ecosystem
Deaths of young dolphin, humpback calf highlight importance of responsible boating in Hawaiʻi waters
Citizen scientists collect valuable data that help continue humpback whale conservation
NOAA invests $17 million to protect Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary visitor center

Maui Now Chevron Forward

AG releases comprehensive timeline of Aug. 8-9 Lahaina wildfire

A comprehensive timeline for the Aug. 8-9 Lahaina wildfire has been released by Hawaiʻi Attorney General Anne Lopez. The Phase 1 report is the first of three to be completed as part of an independent investigation by the Fire Safety Research Institute.

Sugimura introduces resolution to recognize Upcountry post offices

Maui County Council Vice-Chair Yuki Lei Sugimura has introduced a resolution to recognize Upcountry post offices for being among the best in the United States. The proposed ceremonial resolution will be taken up at the Council's April 19 regular meeting.

Independent Energy President Makes $50,000 Donation to Maui Wildfire Relief

The president of solar energy company Independent Energy, Desta Rudolph, has donated $50,000 to Project Empower, a nonprofit that has focused on helping Maui recover from deadly wildfires that destroyed the historic town of Lahaina, displacing thousands of residents. The donation will bolster the collective efforts of a number of organizations to build 88 units of emergency housing at the 10-acre ʻOhana Hope Village.

Maui Weather Forecast for April 17, 2024

Mostly dry and pleasant conditions will prevail through the weekend as high pressure builds to the north. Light to moderate northerly winds will shift out of a...

Kīhei Marketplace seeks permit for redevelopment

Kīhei Marketplace LLC is seeking a permit from the Maui Planning Commission to demolish existing structures and construct buildings for retail outlets, two restaurants, vacation and long-term rentals and parking at its 1.6-acre property across from Kalama Park.

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Monthly donation event scheduled at Kaua‘i Resource Center

Residents, businesses and other organizations can bring in unwanted or unneeded items for reuse, including clothing, small furniture, children’s toys, books, and shoes.

Kauai Weather Forecast for April 17, 2024

Mostly dry and pleasant conditions will prevail through the weekend as high pressure builds to the north. Light to moderate northerly winds will shift out of a...

Kauai Surf Forecast for April 17, 2024

Surf along south facing shores came in notably higher and will hold through Thursday as overlapping south swells will keep elevated surf through the end of the...

Celebrate Earth Day with Kaua‘i County and the community college

The festivities promise a day filled with fun, learning, and delicious free food in honor of the island and those who work tirelessly to sustain community food systems.

Damage assessments, clean-up continue on Kaua‘i; farmers, ranchers advised to document damages

You must notify the Farm Services Agency within 72 hours of a crop loss becoming apparent for hand-harvested crops and certain perishable crops.