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Big Island Democrats invite voters to meet party candidates at July 19 rally

Numerous candidates running in the August 2024 Primary Election will gather at the event at Mo‘oheau Bandstand in downtown Hilo.

Business Monday: Queens’ Culinary Marketplace connects shoppers with island agriculture

The new and innovate market hosted on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at Queens’ Marketplace features fresh produce, local delights, value-added products and more, all locally grown or produced and made on the Big Island. It highlights the rich argricultural and culinary creativity found in Hawai‘i.

Police ask public to help find missing Pepeʻekeo man under severe threat

29-year-old Railee Santos is a 5-foot-9, 160-pound Hawaiian who was last seen at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Pepeʻekeo area.

Search for pilot, passenger suspended following helicopter crash in waters off Kaua‘i

Missing are 69-year-old Guy Croyden, pilot of the helicopter, and 60-year-old James Quintua, one of the passengers.

High surf advisory issued for south-facing shores of Big Island, elsewhere

Large breaking waves are anticipated building Sunday to eight to 12 feet.

Zonta Club of Hilo awards $15,400 in scholarships to women

Two winners have been advanced to compete for additional awards and scholarships at the district and international levels of Zonta.

NOAA ‘mother ship’ circling Hawaiian Islands as scientist scuba divers monitor coral reefs

Twenty scientists, in addition to crew members, are aboard Oscar Elton Sette, which departed its home port of Honolulu on July 1.

Police seek elderly Volcano man last seen in May; only recently reported missing

William Hammett is considered an endangered missing person due to his age.

Downtown Hilo robbery suspect charged following reported assault of drone surveyors

Kukaua Keli’iho’oluhi Kaupe Bright remains in custody pending his initial court appearance, as he is unable to post bail set at $12,100.

2 Big Island state land advisory councils seek applicants to fill vacant seats

The Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, is accepting applications to fill seats on the Laupāhoehoe and Puʻuwaʻawaʻa advisory councils.

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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 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.

Big Island community comes together to ‘Celebrate Life!’ during annual Pride Festival

Everywhere you looked Saturday at Mo‘oheau Park and Bandstand in downtown Hilo, the party was hopping. Diversity was on display in several different senses of the word. Friends and family came together to have fun. Smiles and hugs were commonplace and given out freely. There was joy, laughter, happiness, inclusiveness and acceptance. All attributes that lend themselves to celebration.

‘A tigerific time’: Don’t miss Tiger Fun Day at Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Pana‘ewa Zoo and also a celebration of the zoo’s star attractions Sriracha and Tzatziki’s birthdays. The tigers turn 9 years old this year.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 27-July 3: Pride Festival, ‘Chicago,’ ‘You Had Me at Hilo,’ comedy legend Tommy Davidson and more

You might think there won’t be much going on during the week leading up to the big July 4 blowout, which is next Thursday. Are you kidding? You shouldn’t have any issues finding something to do during the next 7 days on the Big Island.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

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?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

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: More shaking on Kīlauea’s south flank; did you feel it?
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists revisit eruption site, discover cracking, more
Earthquake activity at Kīlauea decreases after brief uptick from previous day
Number of quakes doubles during past day beneath Kīlauea as unrest continues

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

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Hawaiʻi officials visit Washington D.C. for National Forum on Education Policy

Earlier this week, members of the Hawaiʻi State government attended the National Forum on Education Policy in Washington D.C.

Maui Surf Forecast for July 15, 2024

The current south swell will continue to build into the night and will produce south shore surf at or above the High Surf Advisory threshold through at least...

Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival announces ‘Meet Us in Maui’ Sweepstakes

The 14th annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) announced on Tuesday a sweepstakes for one lucky winner, with a grand prize valued at over $10,000. The deadline to enter for a chance to win is July 23.

Kaheawa Wind 1 Informational Open House, Aug. 14

Operating since 2006, Kaheawa Wind 1, Maui’s first wind farm, was recently selected to the Final Award Group for the Stage 3 request for proposal (“RFP”) from Hawaiian Electric to continue operations at the existing wind farm. The facility has a production capacity of 30 megawatts of power, serving approximately 17,000 homes annually and is located in Ukumehame above Mā‘alaea Harbor.

Warren retires from Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union after 30 years of service

After 30 years of work as an executive in financial services, Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union's Craig Warren will retire at the end of the year as executive vice president and chief operating officer, the credit union announced.

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Hawai‘i Pacific Health provides funding for home loans to support Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity

Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is working on several projects across the Garden Island that will when completed, provide affordable homes for more than 300 Kaua‘i families.

Search for pilot, passenger suspended after helicopter crash near Nāpali Coast on Kaua‘i

Missing are 69-year-old Guy Croyden, pilot of the helicopter, and 60-year-old James Quintua, one of the passengers.

Tree trimming, removal scheduled along portions of Waewae Road

Motorists are advised to make the appropriate arrangements to accommodate the necessary closures and allow extra time to get to destinations.

Kauai Weather Forecast for July 14, 2024

A large area of high pressure generally north of the Hawaiian Islands will hold through early Monday. This will maintain the ongoing typically dry summertime...

Kauai Surf Forecast for July 14, 2024

The current long period south swell continues to fill in and a High Surf Advisory remains in effect for the south facing shores of all islands through Monday...