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Big Island News

Hawai‘i Set to Receive Federal Dollars to Help Save Hawaiian Honeycreepers from Extinction

Federal dollars are headed to Hawai‘i to help address the extinction crisis facing at least four species of native Hawaiian birds.

Plenty of Pros: Missing Out on Teacher of the Year Award Gives Waiākea Finalist More Time in the Classroom

Kurt Russell, a history teacher from Oberlin High School in Ohio, was named the 2022 National Teacher of the Year.

Police Week Kicks Off With Ceremony in Hilo

The community has gathered at the Hilo police station this morning to celebrate Police Week and honor Hawaiʻi police officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

No Injuries Reported After Kea‘au Structure Fire

No injuries were reported following a structure fire in Kea‘au Sunday evening.

Project Hōkūlani Offers Free College Prep For High School Students

High school students have an opportunity to build their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while getting some help preparing for college through a program offered by the University of Hawai’i.

Have Coffee With a Cop This Week in Hilo

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is again giving island residents the chance to chat with officers over a cup of hot coffee.

AstroDay Gives Community Chance to Geek Out About Astronomy, Science

A future astronaut, one burgeoning paleontologist and hundreds of others of all ages and sizes came to space out Saturday, May 14, at Prince Kūhiō Plaza in Hilo for AstroDay.

Big Island Business

Vibrant Hawaiʻi Announces Economic Development Strategy Micro-Investments
New Dining Options Open at Queens’ Marketplace Food Court
UHERO Economic Forecast For First Quarter of 2022 Optimistic
Big Island Businesses on Board With Decision to Lift COVID Restrictions
Artisan Market Sets up in The Brew Block This Sunday
Hawaiian Airlines Offers Travel Waivers Due to Intense, Protracted Storms

Lifestyle

AstroDay Gives Community Chance to Geek Out About Astronomy, Science
39th Annual Salute to the Graduates
Volunteers Remove Invasive Weeds, Restore Native Plants on Maunakea
Merrie Monarch Arts and Crafts Fair Welcomes In-Person Vendors, Shoppers After 2-Year Hiatus

Hawaii Volcano Blog

Volcano Watch: Using Earthquakes to Look Under The Hood at Pāhala
Volcano Watch: Kīlauea’s Dynamic Landscape — Reflections on The Past Four Years
Volcano Watch: What Do Vog and Wildfire Smoke Plumes Have in Common?
Volcano Watch: It is Earth Day, My Earthlings

Kapa Cafe

Tommy “Kahikina” Ching Returns to KAPA-FM as Afternoon DJ
Kapa Café: Talk Story with Ana Vee
Kapa Café: Talk Story with Nalani Jenkins of Na Leo Pilimehana
Kapa Café: Hoku Award Winner Talks About Quarantine Life

Ocean Blog

Study: Earth Suffers ‘Ocean Amnesia’ Because of Global Warming
New Report: Microbes Play Critical Role in Climate Change
Reminder: Report Washed Up Marine Debris
Delicate Balance of Coral Reef Processes Creates Management Challenges

Maui Now

Molokaʻi Community Health Center receives $150,000 grant for dental services

The Hawaiʻi Dental Service Foundation donated $149,988 to Molokaʻi Community Health Center to purchase advanced dental equipment to improve the oral health of families.

Rotary Club of Kahului awards $16,000 in scholarships to four Maui High graduates

The Rotary Club of Kahului awarded $16,000 worth of college scholarships last week to four Maui High School graduates: Leanne Orsono, Jessica Mae Castillo, Brooklyn Jones and Sophia Otsuka.

HeleWai Eco Tours announces kamaʻāina initiative

HeleWai Eco Tours, in partnership with the Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve, announced the launch of a monthly community initiative aimed to educate, inspire, and perpetuate conservation efforts across the island. 

Hawaiʻi receiving $14 million in federal funding to combat invasive mosquitoes

Hawai'i will recive more than $14 million in federal funding from the US Department of the Interior to be used for combating invasive mosquitoes in the state.

USPS offering 8 free at home COVID-19 tests

Residential households in the US are now eligible for another order of free at-home tests on USPS.com.

Kauai Now

Hawai‘i Set to Receive Federal Dollars to Help Save Hawaiian Honeycreepers from Extinction

Federal dollars are headed to Hawai‘i to help address the extinction crisis facing at least four species of native Hawaiian birds.

Project Hōkūlani Offers Free College Prep For High School Students

High school students have an opportunity to build their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while getting some help preparing for college through a program offered by the University of Hawai'i.

Free Training For High-Demand Jobs Available at UH Community Colleges

University of Hawai‘i community colleges are offering a way for island residents to gain valuable training for jobs in several sectors — for free — this summer.

Police Searching for Escaped O‘ahu Inmate

State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police are searching for one inmate who escaped from the Waiawa Correctional Facility Saturday evening on O‘ahu.

Bill Awaiting Ige’s Signature Would Increase Jail Time For Car Theft

Gov. David Ige is considering signing House Bill No. 1486, HD2, SD1 into law, which would increase the penalty for felony theft of motor vehicles and motorcycles from a maximum five-year prison term to a maximum 10-year prison term.