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Update: Victim of possible drowning in Kona identified

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation to determine the exact cause of death. No foul play is suspected at this time.

Update: High surf warning issued for Big Island’s south-facing shores, replacing earlier advisory

Warning-level surf of 11 to 15 feet is the result of a medium, long-period south swell expected to impact the entire state through Saturday morning.

Magnitude 4.1 quake shakes Ka‘ū District

The tumbler occurred 9 miles east-southeast of Nāʻālehu at a depth of 23 miles below sea level at 1:43 p.m.

Upcoming lane closures as Kohala schools improve crosswalks

The Department of Public Works Highway Division has announced it will install three raised crosswalks in front of Kohala Elementary, Middle, and High Schools from June 17 to 21, causing lane closures.

Volcano Watch – A decade later, remembering the Pāhoa lava flow crisis

Ten years ago, inflation at Puʻuʻōʻō in May and June led to a new eruptive episode on the northeast flank of the cone.

Video shows Kona man rescue a pup out of a deep fissure in Big Island forest

Misty, a 10-month-old Catahoula dog, was trapped in the fissure for eight hours before her rescue.

Update: 17-year-old Big Island runaway located in good health

Isaiah Gravette was located Thursday morning in Hōlualoa.

Pedestrian involved in Volcano crash identified; death ruled a suicide

Multiple witnesses confirmed 44-year-old Collins Kaholo of Volcano was standing by a stop sign prior to running into the road and in front of the truck.

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.

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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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Volcano Watch – A decade later, remembering the Pāhoa lava flow crisis
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

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Update: High surf warning issued for Big Island’s south-facing shores, replacing earlier advisory
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

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Maui Surf Forecast for June 15, 2024

The High Surf Advisory for all south facing shores has been upgraded to a High Surf Warning (HSW) as a long period south swell continues to gradually build and...

Mayor Bissen traveling to D.C. to update federal partners, encourage continued disaster support

In the 10th month following Maui’s historic wildfires, Mayor Richard Bissen will travel to Washington, D.C., on the evening of Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 23, 2024, to provide federal partners with updates on recovery and encourage continued support for disaster relief efforts.

Kaʻahumanu Ave. closure for Saturday morning’s Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pā’ū Parade

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation advises highway users of closures and delays on Kaʻahumanu Ave. (Route 32) and adjacent streets Saturday morning, June 15, for the Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pā'ū Parade. Kaʻahumanu Ave. will be closed in both directions between Lunalilo Street and Kahului Beach Road (Route 3400) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at Baldwin High School and ends at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center.

Pedestrian in critical condition, struck by vehicle while crossing street in Kahului, Maui

A 65-year-old Kahului man was critically injured in a morning collision on at the intersection of Pakaula Street and Ho’okele Street in Kahului, Friday. Police say the man was crossing Pakaula Street on foot, in a southwest to northeast direction, within a marked crosswalk, when he was struck by a white 2019 Ford F250 Transit van which was executing a right-hand turn from Ho’okele Street onto Pakaula Street.

4.1 earthquake on Big Island is part of a seismic swarm under Pāhala; no apparent impact to Maunaloa or Kīlauea

A preliminary magnitude-4.1 earthquake occurred 9 miles east-southeast of Nāʻālehu on the Island of Hawaiʻi at around 1:43 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024. Scientists with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued an information statement saying the earthquake is part of the seismic swarm under the Pāhala area, which has been going on since 2019. Earthquakes in this region have been observed at least as far back as the 1960s.

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Kauai Weather Forecast for June 14, 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...

High surf advisory issued for south-facing shores for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau

Surf is expected to be 6 to 8 feet and build to 7 to 10 feet by this afternoon.

Kauai Surf Forecast for June 14, 2024

A small, long period south swell is filling in quite nicely. This swell will continue to build surf along south facing shores well above advisory levels...

Hawaiian monk seal pup Paʻaki leaves Waikīkī beach to begin new phase of life

Pa‘aki was transported from bustling Kaimana Beach to a more remote O‘ahu shoreline.

Update: Fire crews hope to reach full containment of Hukipo Fire in Kōkeʻe today

First responders received a report of the brush fire at nearly 3 a.m. Thursday near Waimea Canyon Drive.