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Big Island News

No Significant Changes to Big Island Volcanic Activity Following Kona Quake

Experts report no significant changes in volcanic activity at the summit or along the rift zones of Kīlauea following the magnitude 4.7 earthquake that rumbled the Hualālai region Saturday, May 21.

Hawai‘i to Receive $62M In American Rescue Plan Funding

The SSBCI program brings to Hawai‘i up to $62 million in federal funding to expand access to capital for small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. Hawai‘i is among the first states in the nation to be approved for participation.

National Weather Service Reports No Tsunami Warning Following Kona Earthquake

The National Weather Service reported no tsunami warning after a magnitude 4.5 earthquake rumbled the Hualalai region in West Hawai‘i.

Bill Awaiting Governor’s Approval Could Double Prison Terms for Certain Drunk Driving Offenses

The bill will increase the penalty for first-degree negligent homicide from a class B to class A felony, when certain aggravated factors are present, including a prior conviction for impaired driving, driving with a license that was suspended for impaired driving, or when the offender is considered a highly intoxicated driver.

Queen’s Summer Program Gives High School, College Students Chance to Jumpstart Healthcare Careers

Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital has announced a new summer volunteer program designed for high school and college students who are looking for a meaningful way to spend the summer or who may interested in a career in healthcare.

Keith Hayashi Officially Named DOE Superintendent

Keith Hayashi, the interim Department of Education superintendent, was selected by the Board of Education to officially serve in the top post.

Police Investigate Early Morning Murder in Nānāwale

Hawai’i Island police have initiated a homicide investigation in Nānāwale Estates, in the Puna District.

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 — Lessons for the future from Mauna Loa’s 1916 eruption
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?

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

UH: Mystery of Seafloor Metamorphosis Unlocked
Study: Earth Suffers ‘Ocean Amnesia’ Because of Global Warming
New Report: Microbes Play Critical Role in Climate Change
Reminder: Report Washed Up Marine Debris

Maui Now

Digital zoning map proposed to rezone 13 parcels consistent with their use

A proposed bill to adopt amendments to the Maui Digital Zoning Map for approximately 13 parcels that are currently zoned P-1, M-1, PK, R-2 and R-3 will be considered by the Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee on Wednesday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m.

Maui Weather Forecast for May 22, 2022

West Side Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 80 to 88. East winds up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Isolated showers after midnight. Lows 63 to 69. East winds up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Monday: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers in […]

Maui Cancer Resources offers Cancer Support Group

Maui Cancer Resources offers a Cancer Support Group with sessions to inspire, empower, and stay connected to the community.

Maui Surf Forecast for May 22, 2022

Shores Today Monday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM North Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 South Facing 3-5 3-5 2-4 2-4 East Facing 1-3 2-4 2-4 2-4 TODAY Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers. High Temperature In the mid 80s. Winds East winds around 15 mph. Tides Kahului High 0.7 […]

4.7 earthquake beneath Hualālai Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island caused by slip along fault, no tsunami generated

A moderate 4.7 earthquake reported late Saturday night was primarily caused by a "lateral slip along a sub-vertical fault," and does not appear to be directly related to "magmatic activity" at the Hualālai volcano, according to scientists with the US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Kauai Now

Hawai‘i to Receive $62M In American Rescue Plan Funding

The SSBCI program brings to Hawai‘i up to $62 million in federal funding to expand access to capital for small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. Hawai‘i is among the first states in the nation to be approved for participation.

Bill Awaiting Governor’s Approval Could Double Prison Terms for Certain Drunk Driving Offenses

The bill will increase the penalty for first-degree negligent homicide from a class B to class A felony, when certain aggravated factors are present, including a prior conviction for impaired driving, driving with a license that was suspended for impaired driving, or when the offender is considered a highly intoxicated driver.

Summer Swim Registration Takes Place Today in Kapa‘a, Waimea

Registration for summer swim classes takes place May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Kapa‘a and Waimea swimming pools.

Keith Hayashi Officially Named DOE Superintendent

Keith Hayashi, the interim Department of Education superintendent, was selected by the Board of Education to officially serve in the top post.

KPD to Increase Enforcement Over Graduation Season 

As the community prepares to celebrate this year’s graduates and the beginning of summer break, the Kaua‘i Police Department encourages motorists to drive safely and urges parents and the community to help prevent underage drinking and unsafe driving.