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Pandemic recovery ending, construction up for 2024, according to UHERO report

The UHERO report lists several key takeaways for the upcoming year.

Applications for Lānaʻi mouflon sheep hunting season available in March

The Lānaʻi mouflon sheep season consists of four hunts: an archery hunt, a youth hunt, a muzzleloader hunt, and a general rifle hunt.

Public comment period for Hawai‘i County General Plan extended

The General Plan, a vital document shaping the future of Hawaiʻi County for the next 25 years, plays a pivotal role in addressing community challenges, harnessing opportunities, and creating a shared vision.

Wind advisory issued for portions of Big Island

Trade winds will increase later today as wind direction changes slightly from east-southeasterlies to easterlies.

Big Island weekly lane closures: Feb. 24 to March 1

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

Roller derby athletes come together statewide to form team Aloha Skate

Aloha Skate’s players are ready to improve their game, as roller derby in Hawai‘i continues to rebuild in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volcano Watch — Appreciating the contributions of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to volcanology

February is Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Language Month, and an opportunity to appreciate the value that the Native Hawaiian language has provided to volcanology, especially here in Hawaiʻi nei.

Update: Hawai‘i Island police find missing 12-year-old boy

The boy was last seen Friday on Volcano Road in Kea‘au.

Kaua‘i man arrested after allegedly biting a nurse last year

Ramirez is scheduled to appear in 5th Circuit Court for an arraignment and plea on March 5.

Hawai‘i County Council passes resolution urging state to increase penalties for owners of vicious dogs

The passage of Resolution 430-24 on Wednesday comes as state lawmakers get ready to hear public testimony on Senate Bill 2692, which would make owners of a dangerous dog or dogs that fatally maul a person subject to felony charges.

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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 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.

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.

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?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

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
Business Monday: Keiki and Kope offers coffee and indoor playground for children
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Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

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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Pianist June Choi Oh to play at Keawala’i Congregational Church on March 2

Ebb & Flow Arts present pianist June Choi Oh in concert at Keawala’i Congregational Church, located at 5300 Mākena Rd., on March 2 at 7 p.m.

Portion of Maui Gold Pineapple proceeds go to wildfire relief this April

Known for growing Hawaiʻi's "sweetest" pineapple, Maui Gold Pineapple announced two upcoming events this April, including a pledge to donate to wildfire relief.

Seabury Hall presents ‘Arsenic and Old Lace,’ March 8-10

Seabury Hall proudly announces its upcoming production of the classic comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace," directed by Marsha Kelly. The play is set to charm audiences on March 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. and March 10 at 3 p.m. at Seabury Hall’s ʻAʻaliʻikūhonua Creative Arts Center.

KS Maui celebrates 2024 Hoʻolauleʻa on March 2

The Parent Teacher Student ʻOhana of Kamehameha Schools Maui invites families and friends to celebrate Hoʻolauleʻa 2024 on March 2.

Nominate local teachers for 2024 National History Teacher of the Year Award

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education, has announced that nominations are now open for the National History Teacher of the Year Award.

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Pandemic recovery ending, construction up for 2024, according to UHERO report

The UHERO report lists several key takeaways for the upcoming year.

Applications for Lānaʻi mouflon sheep hunting season available in March

The Lānaʻi mouflon sheep season consists of four hunts: an archery hunt, a youth hunt, a muzzleloader hunt, and a general rifle hunt.

Kauai Weather Forecast for February 24, 2024

High pressure to our north will keep trade winds blowing across local waters through the forecast period. Wind speeds will strengthen later today as the...

HIgh surf advisory in effect for north-facing shores on Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau

Along north facing shores, surf is 10 to 15 feet. Along west facing shores, surf is eight to 12 feet.

Kauai Surf Forecast for February 24, 2024

An upward trend in surf along north and west facing shores is expected this weekend as a long-period north-northwest swell builds down the island chain. This...