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AARP Hawai`i Kūpuna to Host Booster Shot Information Session

Kūpuna can get the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and ask questions of State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble at a free telephone forum sponsored by AARP Hawai`i next week.

Volcano Watch: How Does HVO Determine Regions Most Threatened by Lava Flows?

Most residents of the Island of Hawaiʻi live on one of four potentially active volcanoes and probably have wondered about the threat of lava flows at one time or another. 

Pāhoa Squatter Site Goes up in Flames

A single-story structure in Pāhoa was the scene of a blaze during the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 18.

Hawaiʻi Surpasses 4K Hospitalizations After Reporting Deadliest Day of Pandemic

The state’s two-week average is now 526 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 6.1%.

Weekend Vaccine, Testing Clinics on Big Island

There will be no clinics on Sunday, but they will resume island-wide on Monday.

Big Island Business

Hawai´i Visitor Tallies Continue to Climb Toward Pre-Pandemic Norm
Outrigger Revives Plan to Acquire Ownership of Sheraton in Keauhou
Tasty Kona Highlights Products From Local Small Businesses
New McDonald’s Location Opens at Puna Kai Shopping Center
Kona Commons to Host July Job Fair
KTA Super Stores Hiring at All Big Island Locations

Lifestyle

31st Hawai‘i International Tropical Fruit Conference Coming Up in October
Hawai‘i Coffee Association Names Cupping Competition Winners
PVS Crew Discover Parts of Shipwreck at Lalo
Hilo Community Players to Host ‘Disney in the Park’ Concert

Hawaii Volcano Blog

Volcano Watch: How Does HVO Determine Regions Most Threatened by Lava Flows?
Volcano Watch: Mapping Kīlauea’s Gas Emissions
Eruption? Intrusion? What’s the difference?
Volcano Watch: New Kīlauea Summit Intrusion Draws Comparison to Past Activity

Kapa Cafe

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
Kapa Café: Kamehameha Schools Student Performers

Ocean Blog

Underwater Cleanup Set For Keauhou Bay Saturday
State Issues Record Fines Against Aquarium Fishing Couple
VIDEO: Mother/Calf Humpback Pairs Abound in Hawaiʻi
Fishing Nets Likely Caused Monk Seal Drownings Off Kaua‘i, NOAA Says

Maui Now

$5000 Energy Efficiency Grant Application Deadline is Sept. 30

Organizations may apply for a grant of up to $5,000, which may cover 100% of eligible energy efficiency projects. Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2021.

Gov. Ige Proclaims September “National Preparedness Month”

Gov. David Y. Ige declared September National Preparedness Month in response to the hardships and challenges facing the state and island ʻohana.

Swell Energy Launches Home Battery Rewards for Hawaiian Electric Customers

Swell Energy Inc. is enrolling 6,000 O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and Maui solar and energy storage customers in its Home Battery Rewards program with Hawaiian Electric, offering significant incentives for existing and new energy storage systems powered by rooftop solar.

Attendance Swells at “Mandate-Free Maui” March and Rally

A Mandate-Free Maui March and Rally drew thousands of participants that stretched in a walking line from War Memorial Stadium to the Kaʻahumanu Avenue intersection with Kahului Beach Road. Bystanders estimated the crowd at more than 1,000, while organizers said the event drew an estimated 3,000 individuals over the course of two hours, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Sept. 18, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 569 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 8 Deaths

There were 569 additional COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i on Saturday, including 50 on Maui, six on Molokaʻi, and two on Lānaʻi.

Kauai Now

AARP Hawai`i Kūpuna to Host Booster Shot Information Session

Kūpuna can get the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and ask questions of State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble at a free telephone forum sponsored by AARP Hawai`i next week.

Mayor Kawakami Signs County’s 3% TAT Bill Into Law

The signed ordinance will take effect on Oct. 1, 2021.

KPD Arrest Man Threatening Strangers With Murder in Kauaʿi Neighborhood

Police recovered a 9.5-inch Machete and a 9.5-inch hunting style knife.

Hawaiʻi Surpasses 4K Hospitalizations After Reporting Deadliest Day of Pandemic

The state’s two-week average is now 526 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 6.1%.

KFD Rescues ‘Exhausted’ Visitors From Kalalau Trail

First responders rescued two visitors from the Kalalau Trail on Thursday.