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Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 13-19: Father’s Day Blues Jam, The Mākaha Sons live, O-Bon Fest 2024 and much more

Also don’t miss three cultural events coming up at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, the opening of a new culinary market in Waikōloa and a slew of other events and activities.

Police investigating after body of 21-year-old is found in Volkswagen

The victim has been positively identified as 21-year-old Sachiko Myers of Ocean View.

Hawaiʻi island police report 21 DUIs in one week

Hawaiʻi Island police provided an overview of the number of DUI arrests, major crashes, and fatal accidents this year, reporting 426 DUI arrests compared with 447 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.7 percent.

Hawai‘i Island police seek public help finding teenage boy

The teen was last seen on May 24 at 7:30 a.m. in Hōlualoa, however, he was not reported as a runaway until today.

Health officials report high COVID-19 cases statewide

The state released its weekly numbers for June 4-10 this afternoon which shows a total active of 1,330 active cases statewide.

Applicants sought for conservation leadership development program on Hawai‘i Island

Recent high school graduates, college graduates and young professionals looking to establish a career in conservation are strongly encouraged to apply by June 21.

Hawaiian monk seal pup born on Lei Day weaned, relocated to remote O‘ahu shoreline

NOAA has also revealed the sex of the pup to be a female, which they say is hopeful news for the continued recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal population.

Tonight: Fire hydrant flow test within Parker Ranch Center in Waimea

The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test.

Hawai‘i Island police: Fentanyl arrests and recovery statistics for May

In recent years, the use of illicit fentanyl has reached epidemic proportions on the mainland and Hawai‘i.

KAPA DJ moves on to next elimination round in Favorite Chef contest

Darde Gamayo is still leading the race for votes to become the next “Favorite Chef.”

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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 June 13-19: Father’s Day Blues Jam, The Mākaha Sons live, O-Bon Fest 2024 and much more

Also don’t miss three cultural events coming up at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, the opening of a new culinary market in Waikōloa and a slew of other events and activities.

King Kamehameha Day celebrations to close a portion of Ali‘i Drive all day

For the first time in the history of the festival, a portion of Ali‘i Drive will remain closed all day for the celebration.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 6-12: 7th annual Hawai‘i Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival, Street Eats, lei hulu demonstration and more

There is plenty to do around the island during the next week. If you’re looking for something else, don’t miss Jeremy Enslow’s “Strength” art show at The Exhibit in Hilo in celebration of Pride Month or the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club’s 39th annual Show & Sale either. Plus, catch the live performance of Fourever Fab in honor of The Beatles.

Festivals, feasts and volunteer opportunities coming to Big Island throughout summer

Upcoming events and activities on the Big Island include a rodeo, a rubber duckie race, cultural festivals and more.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 30-June 5: Kaʻū Coffee Festival, A Night of Island Stars, an all-inclusive canoe regatta and more

The Big Island certainly isn’t calming down heading into the summer months. In fact, it looks like the enterainment, festival, music and event scenes are heating up.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

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?
Big Island Now poll No. 53 results: Hawai‘i’s most important contribution to the world seems to be itself
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

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Controversial Kaua‘i resort Coco Palms to be rebuilt by global firm; 2026 opening planned
 Hawaiʻi police lieutenant graduates from FBI National Academy
Police seek help with 2022 homicide case after finding decomposed body in Big Island residence
Maui-based company announces first Duke’s restaurant on Big Island
Business Monday: Punaluʻu Bakeshop helping fuel voyages with new energy bar
Zonta Club of Hilo increases microgrants to Big Island women entrepreneurs to $10K total
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Trails reopen within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park following brief Kīlauea eruption
Volcano Watch — Keeping up with Kīlauea
Be mindful of continuing gas emissions, including vog, from recent Kīlauea eruption
Update: Kīlauea eruption within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has paused

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Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response plans to open sea turtle ER, rehab center
Rare sighting of Risso’s dolphins in Kona leave tour guides in awe
Researchers: Olympic tower construction could damage Tahiti reef ecosystem
Deaths of young dolphin, humpback calf highlight importance of responsible boating in Hawaiʻi waters

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Maui Weather Forecast for June 13, 2024

A high pressure ridge will linger north of the Hawaiian Islands into next week producing moderate to breezy trade winds. Weak upper level troughing will keep...

Maui Bus to be rerouted during Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade this Saturday

Maui Bus service in parts of Central Maui will be rerouted and specific area bus stops will not be in service Saturday, June 15, 2024, when a portion of Kaʻahumanu Ave. will close for the 2024 Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade and Hoʻolauleʻa, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced.

Nighttime lane closures June 13 to install temporary traffic signal at Nāpilihau Street

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation advises highway users of traffic modifications on Honoapi‘ilani Highway and Nāpilihau Street beginning at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 13 to 6 a.m., Friday, June 14. During the nighttime closure, crews will install a temporary traffic signal to replace the traffic signal mast that was shortened on June 1.

Maui Surf Forecast for June 13, 2024

Surf along south facing shores will slowly ease through Thursday as the current south-southwest swell fades. Expect a mix of this fading south-southwest swell...

Monk seal pup, Paʻaki is officially weaned

Lei Day pup PO5 (Paʻaki) is six weeks old today, and the young pup is officially weaned, according to an update provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries division. NOAA Fisheries also confirmed that Paʻaki is a female—which is hopeful news for continued Hawaiian monk seal population recovery.

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Kauai Surf Forecast for June 13, 2024

Surf along south facing shores will hold steady today due to a mix of a fading south-southwest swell and a small, medium-period southeast swell moving...

Health officials report rise in COVID-19 cases statewide while Garden Isle numbers trend down

The state released its weekly numbers for June 4-10 this afternoon which shows a total active of 1,330 active cases statewide.

Colleague alleges jailed artist’s letter for Kauaʻi councilman was a complaint, not a threat

“He was frightened, and he was blown away that the person who terrified him for years, this is his story, had become an elected official,” said Councilwoman Felicia Cowden.

Global firm to rebuild controversial Coco Palms resort by 2026; promotes ’boutique luxury setting’

IHG Hotels & Resorts – headquartered in England – intends to rebuild under its Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand.

Nonprofit seeks applicants for conservation leadership program on Kaua‘i

Recent high school graduates, college graduates and young professionals looking to establish a career in conservation are encouraged to apply by June 21.