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County assures Hilo water remains safe to drink

Hilo water is safe to drink after an isolated report of discolored water on Monday.

Study shows most youth vaping in the State of Hawai‘i live on the Big Island

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health and the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute relaunched a campaign to combat the epidemic of youth vaping.

New study shows 70% of future Hawai‘i jobs will require postsecondary education

According to the report, the number of jobs in Hawaiʻi will increase from 591,000 in 2021 to 624,000 in 2031, with an average of 72,000 job openings annually, from new jobs and jobs that open for other reasons, most frequently retirement.

Volunteers remove 2,000 pounds of derelict fishing gear from Kaua‘i coastline

The nets first washed up on the cliffs Po‘ipū Palms on Jan. 29 where they floated in the ocean for two weeks attached to the rocks.

Hawai‘i Island police chief seeks council help to grow department by adding additional positions

Hawai‘i Island Police Chief Ben Moszkowicz is asking the council for 33 temporary police officer I positions, allowing the department to increase the number of recruits they can pay while in training.

Water shutoff scheduled in Hilo to replace broken valve

Water will be shut off on Kalaniana‘ole Street and Onekahakaha Road, including Leleiwi Street and all side roads and lanes from 8 p.m. Tuesday till noon on Wednesday.

Firefighters statewide practice wildfire suppression using flames on Kaua‘i

Firefighters practiced controlled burning in invasive grasses, the most common fuel for wildfire in Hawai‘i.

University of Hawai‘i researchers make scientific break into reproduction of Antarctic sea spiders

“What’s weird is that despite descriptions and research going back over 140 years, no one had ever seen the giant Antarctic sea spiders brooding their young or knew anything about their development.”

Big Island Now poll No. 50: How do you plan to spend Leap Day 2024?

This year is a leap year, and Thursday, Feb. 29, or Leap Day, is right around the corner. While it’s not an official holiday, it’s still a relatively rare bonus day on the calendar.

Business Monday: Take a walk au Naturel at Hawaiian Naturism Park

So far, Hawaiian Naturist Park is the only naturalist B&B on the Big Island certified by the American Association for Nude Recreation.

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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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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.

‘Wicked Tuna’ star meets Kaua‘i fishermen, scientist eager to resume local ahi research

Reality TV’s Dave Marciano and a group of Garden Isle fishermen say scientific collaboration is key to keeping their fisheries healthy.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 8-14: Chinese New Year, Valentine’s events abound, but don’t miss annual Wiliwili Festival and more

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Lunar New Year? Need a date idea for your Valentine? We’ve got you covered.

Business Monday: Tee up for a round under the cosmic neon glow at Black Light Mini Golf Hilo

The Big Island’s newest and only indoor miniature golf course is now open to play through, featuring 18 holes inspired by different games.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Feb. 1-7: 31st Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, Malasada 5K and Spring Festa, live music, Kona Icon 2024 auditions, comedian Augie Tulba and much more

The first week of February 2024 is once again packed full of events for the whole family.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

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?
Big Island Now poll No. 49: What experience would you want to give/get for Valentine’s Day?
Big Island Now poll results: More of everything is needed when talking about healthcare
Big Island Now poll: What are the top healthcare needs on Hawai‘i Island?

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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
Business Monday: Tee up for a round under the cosmic neon glow at Black Light Mini Golf Hilo
Business Monday: Keiki and Kope offers coffee and indoor playground for children
Business Monday: Matsuyama family opens third store in North Kona
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Volcano Watch: Dear Valentine, will you be my lab partner?
Volcano Watch — Another intrusion southwest of Kīlauea’s summit
Magma moving in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park slows, decreasing likelihood of Kīlauea eruption
Likelihood of Kīlauea eruption decreases

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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
Marine wildlife advocates, cultural practitioners urge closing of Kanaloa Octopus Farm in West Hawaiʻi

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‘Under the Sea’ fundraiser set March 16 for the Maui Chamber of Commerce

The third annual Alaska Airlines BizMixx fundraiser for the Maui Chamber of Commerce will be held March 16 at the Grand Wailea Resort Maui. Cocktails will be served from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.

Honolua Bay coral restoration project under way

One year after a luxury yacht caused extensive damage to the reef in Honolua Bay on Maui’s northwestern coast, staff and volunteers with the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute continue to care for coral fragments collected from the reef.

Kīhei Charter School announces school registration and lottery dates for enrollment

Kīhei Charter School will hold open house informational meetings beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 at the school campus located at 650 Lipoa Parkway in the Maui Research & Technology Park. Other informational meetings are scheduled for March 6, 14 and 27.

Gov. Green travels to attend National Governors Association 2024 winter meeting

Some topics that will be covered are discussions on the current state of housing across the United States focused on efforts to improve housing availability, affordability, and homelessness, and reimagining models of disaster preparedness and Maui’s recovery. 

Maui Marathon to honor West Maui as the Lahaina Town Memorial Run

The 54th annual Maui Marathon scheduled for April 21 will look a lot different this year. After devastating fires impacted Lahaina and Kula, the Maui Marathon that historically stretched from Puʻunēnē to Kāʻanapali will host a new route and only include the half marathon, 10k Run/Walk, and 5k Run/Walk. For 2024, the 26.2-mile race is canceled, and the start/finish line for the other distances is moved to the Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku.

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State relaunches campaign to combat epidemic of youth vaping in Hawai‘i

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health and the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute relaunched a campaign to combat the epidemic of youth vaping.

Kauai Weather Forecast for February 20, 2024

Moderate east to southeast trades will continue through midweek, with the best rainfall chances remaining over windward and mauka locations through the...

Kauai Surf Forecast for February 20, 2024

A small to moderate long period northwest swell (320 to 330 degrees) will build down the island chain today. This swell is expected to have continued...

New study shows 70% of future Hawai‘i jobs will require postsecondary education

According to the report, the number of jobs in Hawaiʻi will increase from 591,000 in 2021 to 624,000 in 2031, with an average of 72,000 job openings annually, from new jobs and jobs that open for other reasons, most frequently retirement.

More than 2,000 pounds of derelict fishing gear removed from Kaua‘i coastline

The nets first washed up on the cliffs Po‘ipū Palms on Jan. 29 where they floated in the ocean for two weeks attached to the rocks.