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Hawai‘i Island police investigate apparent drowning in Kona

Through investigation, officers were advised that an unidentified 54-year-old woman, who had recently moved to Hawai’i from New Mexico was found floating face down in the waters near the shore area.

$6.5M boost for cyberinfrastructure capacity, training in the Pacific

The project will offer services, education and research programs to engage faculty, researchers and students in advanced cyberinfrastructure.

Earthquakes rattle Kīlauea’s upper East Rift Zone

The quakes began rattling the area at 11 a.m.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in North Kona

The pedestrian was transported to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:59 a.m.

Coast Guard rescues yacht crew 200 nautical miles west of Palau

The 11-person yacht crew, who reported a locked rudder and flooding in the bilge, is being assisted by the Oliver Henry’s crew with dewatering and damage control as they head for Palau. Their estimated time of arrival is 33 hours.

Democratic Party of Hawai‘i reacts to President Biden’s decision to step down from 2024 race

Party officials say Biden’s decision to step down further displays his commitment and selflessness as a public servant to the country that he loves.

Keepers at Pana‘ewa Zoo looking to public to help name its latest arrival

Zoo staff have narrowed it down to four names and are asking the public to vote in their Facebook post with an emoji.

Big Island police seek endangered missing 28-year-old man

28-year-old Anthony Moniz III was last contacted at 2:30 p.m. today.

Final draft of Hawai’i County General Plan 2045 to be released by end of July

The general plan will serve as a 25-year blueprint for the long-term growth and sustainable development of Hawaiʻi Island.

Seismic activity increases beneath Kīlauea summit

Over the past 24 hours, there were approximately 67 earthquakes detected beneath Kīlauea’s summit and approximately 172 earthquakes detected beneath the upper East Rift Zone, mostly at depths of 0.0–1.2 miles beneath the ground surface.

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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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Be part of ‘The Tale to End Cancer’: Attend the 32nd annual Relay For Life of the Big Island

This year’s event to fight back against cancer and celebrate survivors is from 5 p.m. to midnight July 20 at Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for July 18-24: Party like a Honokaʻa Dragon, hang with the Ladies That Rock, do some early holiday shopping, celebrate Hawaiian culture and more

There is no lack of variety in the upcoming events happening around the Big Island.

Neighbor Island contestants to take the stage in Pacific Media Group’s Hawai‘i’s Finest Talent Contest

Moving into the second half of performances, a lineup of artists from Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Island and Maui are set to grace the stage starting July 18.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for July 11-17: Follow the Yellow Brick Road, get reacquainted with the Bard, beat the summer heat and more

There’s something for everyone during the next 7 days on the Big Island, so get out there and have a good time.

Top 10 things to do this July 4th on the Big Island: These holiday events are sure to be a blast

We decided to bring you our weekly top 10 things to do on the island a day early so you can plan ahead for your Independence Day ventures. There’s plenty to do, from rubber duckie races, the release of honu into the Pacific and a classic car show to, of course, everyone’s favorite, fireworks displays.

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Big Island Now poll no. 56: What is most important when considering a new hospital?
Poll results: It takes more than just one trait to be a responsible developer
Big Island Now poll No. 55: What is the most important trait of a responsible developer?
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?

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Business Monday: Queens’ Culinary Marketplace connects shoppers with island agriculture
Business Monday: Nonprofit and Big Island Climbing partner to bring more keiki to the sport
Best sushi in the nation is found on Kaua‘i, according to Yelp
Business Monday: Harbor House to raise funds for Hawai‘i Fire through inaugural golf tournament
Business Monday: Local designers show off new looks during first-ever Kona Swim Week fashion event
Business Monday: Family-owned Big Island Toyota to be sold
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Volcano Watch: Measuring volcanic gases — the answer is blowin’ in the wind
Scientists walk inside Big Island volcano as earthquake numbers inch up slightly
Volcano Watch: More shaking on Kīlauea’s south flank; did you feel it?
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists revisit eruption site, discover cracking, more

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‘Ambassadors of our oceans’: Rare off-season humpback sighting not just exciting, but provides opportunity to learn more
Hōkūleʻa, Hikianalia depart on new training voyage toward North Pacific Gyre
Update: High bacteria count notification canceled for West Hawai‘i beach
Nearly 32 tons of marine debris removed from Kuaihelani, also known as Midway Atoll

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Firefighters observe as many as six ignition points at Piʻihana Road fire

As many as six initial ignition locations were found when crews arrived on scene to fight the Piʻihana Road fire on Monday morning. The fire was first reported at 9:16 a.m. on July 22, 2024. It burned a total of four acres before forward progress was stopped at 11:36 a.m., and it was fully contained at 2:45 p.m. One firefighter was treated at the scene for heat distress, according to fire officials.

Maui Surf Forecast for July 23, 2024

Rough and choppy surf should increase along east facing shores especially during the second half of the week as trades strengthen locally and upstream of the...

Breaking: Concerns over Pioneer Mill smokestack prompt partial closure of Lahainaluna Road as safety precaution

Structural evaluations of the Pioneer Mill smokestack documented concerns about its condition, prompting the County of Maui Department of Public Works to close Lahainaluna Road between Honoapi‘ilani Highway and Kuhua Street, effective 3 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2024.

Coastal flood statement extended through Tuesday afternoon

The National Weather Service has extended a Coastal Flood Statement, now in effect through Tuesday afternoon. Peak high tides associated with the lunar cycle and water levels that are running higher than predicted will lead to minor coastal flooding along shorelines and low-lying coastal areas. Coastal flooding will coincide with the daily peak tide during the afternoon.

Kāʻanapali murder investigation update: Victim identified; Lahaina man held on $500,000 bail

On Monday, July 22, 2024, Seniola Kafoa Jr., 46, of Lahaina was charged with second degree attempted murder.  Kafoa remains in police custody with bail set at $500,000.

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National Weather Service: Tides to combine with lunar cycle Tuesday, causing minor coastal flooding on Kaua‘i

The National Weather Service has reported coastal flooding will coincide with the daily peak tide during Tuesday afternoon.

Democratic Party of Hawai‘i reacts to President Biden’s decision to step down from 2024 race

"We respect this decision and thank him for his decades of service to the people of America, officials stated.

$6.5M boost for cyberinfrastructure capacity, training in the Pacific

The project will offer services, education and research programs to engage faculty, researchers and students in advanced cyberinfrastructure.

Family of Kaua‘i helicopter pilot killed in Nāpali Coast crash creates fundraiser

"My dad, Guy Croydon, was a husband, father, and soon-to-be grandfather," Alex Croydon wrote on GoFundMe.

Emergency assets demobilize as DLNR puts out 1,600-acre Koke‘e fire’s remaining hot spots

Only the Division of Forestry and Wildlife remains on scene Monday to conduct final mop-up efforts.