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University of Hawai‘i: Free Hawaiian language resources help enhance kūpuna care

These resources were compiled as part of a bigger effort to explore the large repository of digitized Hawaiian language newspapers for Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) perspectives on elderhood. 

Big Island Now poll results: You can’t put a price on a healthy reef

Our latest poll asks, “Is an insurance policy for Hawai‘i’s coral reef worth it?” Out of 191 votes, 63 voted “You can’t put a price on the health of the reef.”

Citizen scientists collect valuable data that help continue humpback whale conservation

On the last Saturday of January, February and March each year, during the peak of whale season in Hawaiʻi, hundreds of volunteers head to shorelines throughout the state, including the Big Island, to count and observe the marine mammals that migrated 3,000 miles to mate, calve and nurse their young.

Big Island weekly lane closures: March 2-8

Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea intrusion was a textbook example of dike propagation

Dike intrusion is one of the fundamental processes for magma migration at volcanoes around the world.

Senate committees advance marijuana legalization bill

A third reading in the full Senate for SB 3335 is likely to be scheduled in the coming days, as the bill has a March 7 deadline to cross over to the House for further consideration.

Extra special delivery: Big Island family welcomes Leap Day baby girl

Mahina Ohs, who was born at 1:28 p.m. Thursday, oins the ranks of about only 5 million “leaplings” or “leapers” around the globe who were born on Feb. 29, the extra day added to the calendar just once every four years.

Hawai‘i Department of Health supports CDC updates to COVID-19 guidance

DOH continuously reviews data on respiratory pathogens, including the virus that causes COVID-19.

Police seek two men for questioning in sex assault investigation involving 10-year-old girl in Hilo Target toy section

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. Dec. 26, 2023, in the toy section of a business establishment on Maka‘ala Street in Hilo.

16-year-old runs away again same day she’s located after previously reported as runaway

Cherish Ahulau-Kaleo was last seen at 1 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Pāhoa area.

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Check out full VinFast Ironman World Championship results for local finishers
Ironman volunteer medics treat hypothermia, dehydration among race competitors
Top Hawai‘i Island Ironman finisher performed like a pro, but the run did her in
Photo Gallery: 2023 Vinfast Women’s Ironman World Championship in Kona
‘It’s nice to finally be the bride’ — Lucy Charles-Barclay wins Ironman World Championship in Kona

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Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Supports ‘Āina-based Training and Stewardship Program on Hawai‘i Island

Ten Kaʻū community residents were recently celebrated at a hō‘ike in Pāhala for completing “Ka‘ū Hoa Pili ‘Āina,” a four-month, ‘āina-based education training program as part of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s (HTA) destination management efforts and Hawai‘i Island Community-Based Action Stewardship Program. “The Ka‘ū community voiced the need to better manage tourism impacts on the […]

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 29-March 6: ‘One Uddah Mid’Summah,’ Ekolu CD release party, David Nelson Band returns and much more

Want to catch a Shakespeare classic with a local twist? Kahilu Theatre in Waimea has an upcoming production right up your alley. It’s just one of the events and activities happening around the island during the next week.

Business Monday: Cosmic Drive Hilo to light up Banyan Drive beginning March 1

Think golf meets cosmic bowling and long-range yard darts. The Big Island’s newest attraction combines the challenge of hitting glow-in-the-dark golf balls and striking lighted targets from 40 to about 120 yards out with a party-like atmosphere complete with a disco light show and music.

Top 20 things to do on the Big Island for Feb. 22-29: International Night, ʻImiloa’s 18th birthday celebration, all-you-can-eat ice cream and much more

If you’re seeking an international experience right here on the Big Island, look no farther than the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus during the 49th annual International Night. It’s just one of the many activities and events happening around the island.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 15-21: Pana‘ewa Stampede Rodeo, Streetlight Cadence, pancake breakfast and so much more

Just because Valentine’s Day was Wednesday doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate with your sweetie this weekend, too. There’s plenty happening around the island that would make for a great date or outing with family and friends.

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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 Now poll results: Leap Day is just another day of the week
Big Island Now poll No. 50: How do you plan to spend Leap Day 2024?
Big Island Now poll results: What Big Island experience did voters choose to give or get on Valentine’s Day?

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Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Supports ‘Āina-based Training and Stewardship Program on Hawai‘i Island
Business Monday: Cosmic Drive Hilo to light up Banyan Drive beginning March 1
Pandemic recovery ending, construction up for 2024, according to UHERO report
Business Monday: Take a walk au Naturel at Hawaiian Naturism Park
Stockholders vote to adopt merger between Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines
Business Monday: Give your Valentine the experience of a tree-to-chocolate tour at Lavaloha
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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea intrusion was a textbook example of dike propagation
Volcano Watch — Appreciating the contributions of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to volcanology
Volcano Watch: Dear Valentine, will you be my lab partner?
Volcano Watch — Another intrusion southwest of Kīlauea’s summit

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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
17-year-old from Kona dies while spearfishing
NOAA launches Hawaiian Islands survey of whales, dolphins and seabirds

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Emmy-winning comedian Wanda Sykes to entertain at Castle Theater on April 5

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater will welcome Wanda Sykes for a night of entertainment on her "Please and Thank You Tour" on Friday, April 5, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea magma intrusion a textbook example of dike propagation

From Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2024, a magma intrusion into Kīlauea’s flank, southwest of the summit caldera, was the focus of attention at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Spectrum awards $15,000 Digital Education Grant to Māpunawai Inc.

Spectrum has announced that Māpunawai Inc. was one of the 46 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive the $15,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant this year.

Hawaiʻi Workers Center shines light on housing issues impacting some Lahaina wildfire survivors

The Hawaiʻi Workers Center, a grassroots organization focused on the well-being of workers held a press conference in Lahaina last week in the hopes of tacking housing issues impacting wildfire survivors.

Hawai‘i Unites files appeal in effort to stop release of mosquitoes in East Maui

The environmental nonprofit Hawai‘i Unites has filed an appeal for their case against the State of Hawai‘i Board of Land and Natural Resources and Department of Land and Natural Resources to stop the release of mosquitoes in East Maui and require an environmental impact statement and comprehensive studies of the risks of the project.

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Kauai Weather Forecast for March 03, 2024

A low level trough moving into the Hawaiian Islands from the east will combine forces with a developing upper low over the region and produce wet weather...

Kauai Surf Forecast for March 03, 2024

A moderate size, medium period north (010 degree) swell moving through the islands is forecast to peak through the day. North- facing harbors&#44...

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea intrusion was a textbook example of dike propagation

Dike intrusion is one of the fundamental processes for magma migration at volcanoes around the world.

NOAA proposes national marine sanctuary in Papahānaumokuākea

Public comment on the sanctuary draft proposal is requested through May 7.

Volunteers become citizen scientists to help humpback whale conservation efforts

On the last Saturday of January, February and March each year, during the peak of whale season in Hawaiʻi, hundreds of volunteers head to shorelines throughout the state, including Kauaʻi, to count and observe the marine mammals that migrated 3,000 miles to mate, calve and nurse their young.