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Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations’ monthly Big Island meeting tonight

The SCHHA Hawai‘i Island & Kaua‘i Mokupuni Meeting is hosted every fourth Tuesday the month at 6 p.m.

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacifc Islander stories, cultures inextricably tied to that of US

U.S. Senate, unanimously adopting resolution introduced by Hawai’i Democrat Sen. Maie Hirono, and President Joe Biden mark May as Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Update: 45-year-old woman previously reported missing located in Kona

Angelique Bergmann was found in good health Friday morning. No one had seen nor heard from her since May 24.

Mountain View printmaking residency program awarded $8K from new state initiative

The program at Koana Cultural Community is one of onlly 10 throughout the state to be awarded funs fojfrom the new Museum Without Walls Arts Education Initiative of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

Hawaiʻi County seeks people to fill critical posts on boards, commissions

Applicants should possess a solid commitment to community, relevant expertise for the board or commission on which they want to serve and a willingness to dedicate their time to public service.

Business Monday: Street Eats event coming up on Kahamehameha Day

The Kailua Village Business Improvement District is rolling out its Street Eats Food Truck Festival during King Kamehameha Day on June 8.

‘Extremely uplifting’: Community comes together to honor light of lost loved ones during 20th annual Celebration of Life

It wasn’t somberness or melancholy that kept the thousands of people gathered on the shores of Reeds Bay on Sunday evening in Hilo, it was reverence; a shared sense of honor and respect for fellow community members going through the same experience.

Pele stirring again as heightened unrest resumes beneath Kīlauea

At about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the number of earthquakes beneath the summit increased and low frequency energy pulses set in. Ground deformation also continues beneath Halemaʻumaʻu crater and the south caldera area.

Playground at Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area to temporarily close

The closure is expected to last approximately one week, and the playground will be fenced off during this time.

Poll results: Legalizing cannabis gets most individual votes for what bills Hawai‘i lawmakers should have passed but didn’t

Senate Bills 3335 and 2487, relating to the legalization of recreational marijuana and expanding marijuana decriminalization, respectively, received 537 votes, or 43% of the total 1,236 cast.

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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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Illuminate the night in remembrance, honor for loved ones who’s lights were snuffed out

For one evening each year, at the end of May, thousands of Big Island community members gather at Reeds Bay Beach Park in Hilo during the annual Hawai‘i Care Choices Celebration of Life to launch lanterns to pay tribute to the lives lived by loved ones who passed away and how they touched the lives of others.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 23-29: Celebration of Life, Robert Cazimero live, Ladies That Rock, Memorial Day Homelani and more

The long Memorial Day Weekend gives you an opportunity to check out all the events happening around the Big Island.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 16-22: Honoka‘a Western Week, first ever Hala Festival, The Spirit of Kaloko-Honokōhau Day and more

The diversity of events and activities happening around the Big Island during the next week, as always, is as wide as the people who call the island home.

Get ready for the Ka‘ū Coffee Experience

The 14th Ka‘ū Coffee Festival returns in June providing a unique, interactive experience showcasing the diverse and award-winning coffees grown by coffee farmers in the sprawling, southern rural district of Hawai‘i Island.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island — and then some — for May 9-15: So much happening, especially for Mother’s Day, this week’s list is actually a Top 16

It shouldn’t be difficult to find something to do with Mom this weekend. The Big Island has plenty of events planned just for Mother’s Day, from brunch to parasailing.

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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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Business Monday: Street Eats event coming up on Kahamehameha Day
Business Monday: OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa begins new era with $60M face-lift
Business Monday: Accounting UH-Hilo grad enters the Big Island workforce
Educator externship held to advance creative technical skills for Hawai‘i teachers, enhance student workforce readiness
UHERO forecast: Counties poised for slower growth, inflation surpasses national average
Business Monday: Island Dermatology promotes preventative skin care
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Pele stirring again as heightened unrest resumes beneath Kīlauea
Volcano Watch: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory depends on reliable and secure IT solutions
Activity slows further at Kīlauea, returning to near background levels
Activity up slightly with increase in quakes under Kīlauea caldera, upper East Rift Zone

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Rare sighting of Risso’s dolphins in Kona leave tour guides in awe
Researchers: Olympic tower construction could damage Tahiti reef ecosystem
Deaths of young dolphin, humpback calf highlight importance of responsible boating in Hawaiʻi waters
Citizen scientists collect valuable data that help continue humpback whale conservation

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‘Through hell and back’: Lahainaluna’s senior class shaped by pandemic, wildfire

“I would just say we’re a very persistent and resilient class,” senior Lola Donez said Sunday. “We’ve literally been through it all I guess, and we’re still standing, we’re still here graduating. We still accomplished what every other high school student accomplishes when they graduate — we just kind of had to go through a lot more hardships.”

Maui Surf Forecast for May 28, 2024

Surf along exposed south-facing shores will remain small throughout much of the week, mainly due to a combination of background south- southwest and...

‘Cultivating Care’ topic of ‘Imi Pono contest for middle, high school students

“Cultivating Care: Caring For Your Islands and Caring For Yourself” is the theme of this year’s fourth ‘Imi Pono: The Greatest Challenge contest for Maui County middle and high school students, with top entries winning cash prizes.

Attorney General Lopez takes action to defend protections for pregnant workers

Hawaiʻi Attorney General Anne Lopez joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general defending a proposed rule issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2022. 

Maui arts teacher awarded $8,000 for Hale Mahaolu kupuna arts program

Maui jewelry artist and arts teacher Julie Matheis, in partnership with Hale Mahaolu, has been awarded $8,000 from the the Hawai‘i Community Foundation as part of its new Museum Without Walls Arts Education Initiative.

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Garden Island Boogie Board Classic returns this July; pros will compete for $13K purse

The annual competition attracts the world's best professionals, but is also open to keiki and amateurs. Few spots are left in certain divisions.

Kaua‘i resort, nonprofit cohosting free World Oceans Day event – musicians, vendors still have time to join

The free June 8 event at Outrigger Kauaʻi Beach Resort & Spa will include live music, food, a silent auction and more.

Kauai Weather Forecast for May 27, 2024

High pressure north and northeast of the state will maintain moderate to locally breezy easterly trade winds through the week. Showers will mainly favor...

Kauai Surf Forecast for May 27, 2024

Surf along exposed south-facing shores will remain small throughout much of the week, mainly due to a combination of background south- southwest and...

Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara retiring; Brig. Gen. Stephen Logan named successor

Green has selected Brig. Gen. Stephen F. Logan, currently the Deputy Adjutant General (DAG) for the state of Hawaiʻi and commander of the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard, as the next TAG.