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Big Island News

HPA Isaacs Art Center Hosts Exhibit Honoring Tradition of Kapa Creation

“Kuku Kapa E” runs through Sept. 30 and features the historic kapa moe from the Hind-Vredenburg Collection, a key piece from the revival of kapa making.

Teen Brothers Swept Out to Sea; 1 Dies, the Other Still Missing

Hawai‘i police are investigating the possible drowning of a 16-year-old boy and his missing 14-year-old brother in waters off Shipman/Haena Beach in Puna.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa is a Sleeping Giant 

Covering over half of the Island of Hawai‘i, Mauna Loa is sometimes referred to as a “sleeping giant” because it hasn’t erupted in 38 years after erupting nearly every seven years in the early 20th century. However, Mauna Loa occasionally stirs in its slumber and reminds us that it will someday awake and erupt again. 

HFD Rescues 3 Swimmers Out of Rough Waters Off Government Beach Road

Three people were rescued in waters off of Government Beach Road on Thursday after a man was swept out to sea and two bystanders swam out with a paddle board to help him.

Puna Man Sentenced to 10 years for Domestic Abuse

A 26-year-old Puna man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for domestic abuse, Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced on Thursday, Aug. 11.

Ige Approves Emergency Rules For Out-of-State Nurses to Temporarily Practice in Hawaiʻi

The emergency rules are effective immediately for no longer than 120 days.

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary Seeks Help Relocating Dogs From Waimea Shelter

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is asking the public to assist with finding positive outcomes for dogs now housed at its Waimea shelter because its lease will be ending sooner than expected.

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


‘Freedom of Expression’ : Drag Performers More Than Just Pride Month
Hundreds Turn Out For 10th Anniversary Pride Parade, Festival
Parade, Festival Highlight Packed Pride Weekend in Hilo
Police Launch Backpack Drive for Students in Need

Hawaii Volcano Blog

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa is a Sleeping Giant 
Volcano Watch: Kīlauea’s Summit Lava Lake Continues to be Quietly Remarkable
Recent ‘Quakes Not Impacting Big Island Volcanic Activity
Volcano Watch: Hualālai’s Wahapele Eruption — Cone-Building, Explosive Phreatic Activity And Lava Flows

Kapa Cafe

Kahikina Enters Final Hours of His Attempt to Break Record for Longest Continued Broadcast
KAPA DJ Kahikina Attempts to Break Record for Longest Continued Broadcast
A Hui Hou: KAPA FM Morning Show Hosts Jaz and Ka‘ea Announce Retirement
Tommy “Kahikina” Ching Returns to KAPA-FM as Afternoon DJ

Ocean Blog

High Surf Warning Extended Through Monday For South-Facing Shores
Darby to Bring High Surf, Rain to Big Island as it Passes South
County, State Close Beach Parks Ahead of High Surf For Southern Shores
Tropical Storm Warning Issued as Darby Approaches

Maui Now

Maui Weather Forecast for August 12, 2022

West Side Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs 79 to 91. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 69 to 76. East winds up to 20 mph. Saturday: Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs 79 to 90. East winds up to […]

Maui Surf Forecast for August 12, 2022

Shores Today Saturday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM North Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 West Facing 1-2 1-2 2-4 2-4 South Facing 2-3 2-3 3-5 3-5 East Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4 TODAY Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny. Isolated showers. High Temperature In the mid 80s. Winds East winds 10 to […]

Paltin to host virtual town hall on beach restoration and stabilization in Kahana

“I anticipate this meeting to serve as a resource for our community as we investigate various solutions to rising sea levels and accelerated coastal erosion,” said Paltin.

Habitat for Humanity, BOH volunteers build home for Veteran family in Waimanālo

After more than 50 years of waiting on the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands list, the Young ʻohana in Waimanalo celebrated a dream come true on Thursday.

Suicide prevention training on Molokaʻi, Aug. 23-24

Suicide Prevention Basics, two-hour training workshops, will be offered by Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Services on Aug. 23 and 24 at MEO in Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi.

Kauai Now

Portion of Menehune Road, Waimea Swinging Bridge to Be Closed

The closures are necessary so Prometheus Construction can install rockfall impact barriers above Menehune Road, weather permitting.

Ige Approves Emergency Rules For Out-of-State Nurses to Temporarily Practice in Hawaiʻi

The emergency rules are effective immediately for no longer than 120 days.

Weekly Briefing: County to Receive Nearly $25M for Poʻipū Road Safety And Mobility Project

The county is getting a funding boost from the federal government for a project in Poʻipū.

Portion of Kua Road in Lāwaʻi Closed

Kua Road, about half a mile from Kaumuali‘i Highway, is closed because of a fallen tree.

EPA, Marines Reach Stormwater Discharge Agreement for Kāne‘ohe

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Thursday, Aug. 11, a federal facility compliance agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps to make improvements related to stormwater discharges at the Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i on the Mokapu Peninsula of Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu.