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Senator Lorraine R. Inouye thanks Governor Josh Green for releasing $50 million for Hilo Medical Center

Senator Lorraine R. Inouye (District 1 – Hilo, Paukaʻa, Papaikou, Pepeʻekeo) released a statement thanking Governor Josh Green for releasing $50 million in capital improvement project funds to finance the design, construction, and equipment for a new facility to expand the Intensive Care Unit and Medical Surgical Unit at Hilo Medical Center on Feb. 29.

Nevada woman charged with abuse following domestic incident with boyfriend

Hawai‘i Island police initially responded to the incident in Honoka‘a at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday after the woman, later identified as 26-year-old Alexandra Grady, fell into the Waiuliuli Stream.

Rotary Club of Kona named PGA TOUR Champions Charity of the Year

The Rotary Club of Kona – an all-volunteer organization – has been a charity for the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai since the tournament’s inception in 1997 and has totaled $1.1 million in contributions over those 28 years.

Hawai‘i tourism industry continued to show weakness in January 2024

Since the August 2023 Maui wildfires, total visitor arrivals were down in five out of the last six months while total visitor spending recorded six consecutive months of decreases from 2023.

Hawai‘i police seeking suspects in Kona robbery

The suspects accosted a couple visiting from California on Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona on Tuesday.

Puna man charged after allegedly attacking grandfather with gardening tool, more

Jesse Franklin Gonsalves Canizo allegedly damaged his grandparents’ pick-up truck and home before attacking his grandfather.

2nd Maunakea telescope decommissioning to begin

Hōkū Keʻa is the second telescope on Maunakea in the final phase of the extensive decommissioning process required under the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan.

Monthly siren, Emergency Alert System test scheduled March 1

During the test, all outdoor warning sirens statewide will sound a 1-minute steady tone, with a test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System conducted at roughly the same time in cooperation with the Hawai‘i broadcast industry.

KTA Super Stores announces theme for annual poster contest: ‘How do you Shop Safely?’

From March 1 through April 14, keiki can submit a hand-drawn graphic illustration that visualizes the theme at any KTA Super Stores customer service center.

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.

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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. 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.

‘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.

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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?
Big Island Now poll No. 49: What experience would you want to give/get for Valentine’s Day?

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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
Business Monday: Tee up for a round under the cosmic neon glow at Black Light Mini Golf Hilo
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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
Magma moving in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park slows, decreasing likelihood of Kīlauea eruption

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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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Hawaiian Electric seeks public comment on next round of renewable energy procurements

Hawaiian Electric is seeking public comment for the preliminary draft of the Integrated Grid Planning Request for Proposals, the latest phase of clean energy procurements aimed at stabilizing rates and advancing energy equity, growing the marketplace for large-scale renewables, creating a modern and resilient grid, and securing reliability as existing fossil fuel generators reach the end of their useful lives.

New research unveils photos of humpback whale pair, sheds light on previously undocumented behavior

What they stumbled upon was an unprecedented observation that was previously unknown to the scientific community, according to the PWF. The groundbreaking photographs provide an unparalleled glimpse into the private lives of these majestic marine mammals.

Maui police promotes Taiwerpiy to rank of Lieutenant

The Maui Police Department announced the promotion of Pius Taiwerpiy to the rank of Lieutenant, scheduled to take effect on March 1, 2024.

County Council passes Bill 21 on first reading to expedite permits for wildfire rebuilding

A bill aimed at expediting rebuilding in Lahaina received unanimous initial approval Wednesday from Maui County Council members. Bill 21 passed first reading. It's set for second reading on March 8.

HI-EMA: Nāpili siren accidentally activated; there is no emergency

(11:47 a.m. 2.29.24) The Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency reports there is no emergency after a siren in the Nāpili area of Maui was accidentally activated while technicians were working in the Kahana area. Again, there is no emergency.

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Injured hikers rescued near Kalalau Trail on Kaua‘i Wednesday

Personnel with the Hanalei fire station, Rescue 3 aboard Air 1, and the on-duty battalion chief responded to the incident.

Hawai‘i tourism industry continued to show weakness in January 2024

Since the August 2023 Maui wildfires, total visitor arrivals were down in five out of the last six months while total visitor spending recorded six consecutive months of decreases from 2023.

2nd Maunakea telescope decommissioning to begin

Hōkū Keʻa is the second telescope on Maunakea in the final phase of the extensive decommissioning process required under the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan.

Kauai Weather Forecast for February 29, 2024

Trade winds will prevail through the forecast period, remaining breezy through the weekend and potentially strengthening early next week. Clouds and showers...

Kauai Surf Forecast for February 29, 2024

Surf along exposed east facing shores will remain rough through the rest of the week due to choppy wind waves. North facing shores will remain small through...