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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 24, 2014 Volcano Watch: Five restless and erupting Alaska volcanoes keep scientists busy in June Governor Abercrombie and Senator Ige face off in Waimea forum Lyman Museum to hold Ni‘ihau ‘Alilea shell workshops Military to convoy from PTA to Kawaihae (July 22-Aug 3) Marines come ashore at Kawaihae Harbor Thursday (July 17) Flash Flood Watch for all Hawaiian Islands Saturday through Monday (July 19-21) Volcano Watch: Description of Kīlauea eruptions started at a very opportune time Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 17, 2014 Marines test robot pack animal during RIMPAC 2014 exercises
 
Spatter landed on wooden fencing laying on the ground at the closed tourist overlook, igniting it in a few places. Photo taken on Wednesday (July 23). Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 24, 2014

A collapse at the Halemaumau Overlook Vent Wednesday (July 23) sent molten lava flying out of the vent and onto the abandonded visitor’s area burning the old wooden fencing.

Composite false-color Landsat-8 satellite image of Semisopochnoi Island on July 14, 2014, produced by combining the shortwave infrared, near infrared, and visible wavelength data. This color combination enhances the visualization of vegetation, exposed rocks, and snow (light blue). This is a rare, partly cloudy satellite image and some of the volcanic features are indicated. The image does not show evidence of increased surface temperatures in response to the increased number of volcanic earthquakes that began in early June 2014. For information about Ladsat8 see the website: http://landsat.usgs.gov/index.php.

Volcano Watch: Five restless and erupting Alaska volcanoes keep scientists busy in June

Do you want to know which volcanoes in the U.S. are erupting or may be about to erupt? You can find answers on the U.S. Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program website.

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Governor Abercrombie and Senator Ige face off in Waimea forum

Video from the live stream broadcast from Waimea

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Lyman Museum to hold Ni‘ihau ‘Alilea shell workshops

For the very first time ever, men (and women too!) will have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind Ni‘ihau shell lei that traditionally is made and worn by men for very special occasions such as a wedding, or a hula hālau performance.

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Military to convoy from PTA to Kawaihae (July 22-Aug 3)

Oahu-based Marines will convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor, July 22-Aug. 3, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Marines come ashore at Kawaihae Harbor Thursday (July 17)

U.S. Marines from the USS Rushmore came ashore at Kawaihae Harbor to convoy to Pohakuloa Training Area to participate in the RIMPAC 2014 exercises.

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Flash Flood Watch for all Hawaiian Islands Saturday through Monday (July 19-21)

The heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with the system which is now Tropical Depression Wali is expected to reach the Big Island and Maui Saturday night.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Lava tree mold with pieces of partly charred wood, which are remnants of the top of tree, on the 1823 lava flow of Kilauea Volcano. Photo by H.T. Stearns, July 11, 1924.

Volcano Watch: Description of Kīlauea eruptions started at a very opportune time

William Ellis led a team of missionaries on a tour of the Island of Hawaiʻi starting on July 18, 1823, from the village of Kailua. They were the first to publish a description of Kīlauea Crater.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 17, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the lava pond constructed over the June 27 breakout point has been abandoned, and, instead, tube-fed lava flows have begun to advance toward the northeast.

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Marines test robot pack animal during RIMPAC 2014 exercises

The Boston Dynamics LS3 robot, a newer version of their ‘Big Dog’ robot, is undergoing field tests on Oahu during the RIMPAC 2014 exercises.

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Park offers free Hawaiian music songwriting retreat

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is offering a two-day Hawaiian music songwriting retreat for beginners on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17. Hawaiian music, language and haku mele (Hawaiian song) experts Kenneth Makuakane and Kaliko Trapp-Beamer will lead the workshops. Both workshops run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be held […]

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Report shows Access Learning pilot enhances teaching and student learning

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE A first-year report on the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE) Access Learning pilot presented to the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) today shows the initiative is helping to reduce burden on teachers, increase student engagement and responsibility, and improve parents’ support of public schools. Last year, the DOE unveiled Access Learning, […]

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Youth choral society accepting registrations

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Kona choral society youth chorus is accepting registrations from all students, grades 3 – 12 for the 2014-15 year. As a gift to the community in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Kona Choral Society organization, tuition fees, representing $300 per student, are waived for the current year. The year long program […]

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State general fund ending balance at $664.8 million

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii concluded fiscal year 2014 with a $664.8 million ending balance, according to the preliminary close of 2014 accounts by the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS). The Department of Budget and Finance is providing this release as an annual update to the budgetary ending balance concluding fiscal year […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an armed robbery in late May in the Hāmākua area.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 25, police responded to Waipio Valley after receiving a report from a 54-year-old Florida man that while walking up Waipio Valley Road, a dark Jeep Wrangler drove past him and stopped approximately 50 yards away.

Police investigate May robbery on Waipo Valley Road

July 28, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an armed robbery in late May in the Hāmākua area. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 25, police responded to Waipio Valley after receiving a report from a 54-year-old Florida man that while walking up Waipio Valley Road, a dark Jeep Wrangler drove past him and stopped approximately 50 yards […]

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During the week of July 21, 2014, through July 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 683 DUI arrests compared with 701 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for July 21-27, 2014

July 28, 2014

During the week of July 21, 2014, through July 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 683 DUI arrests compared with 701 during […]

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Police change Honaunau case to murder after victim dies

July 28, 2014

The victim of a July 3 shooting in Hōnaunau has died from his injuries. As a result, Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified the case from attempted murder to murder. Todd Shaver, 52, of Hōnaunau was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital at 7:45 p.m. Saturday (July 26). An autopsy has been ordered to determine the […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified a suspicious death of an infant to murder following an eight-month investigation and recent results of an autopsy.

On November 25, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of possible child abuse. Responding officers learned that Fire Department rescue personnel had taken an unresponsive 18-month-old boy to the hospital with multiple bruises reportedly from a fall several days earlier.

Police investigate murder of infant in Kona

July 28, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified a suspicious death of an infant to murder following an eight-month investigation and recent results of an autopsy. On November 25, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of possible child abuse. Responding officers learned that Fire Department rescue personnel had taken an unresponsive 18-month-old boy to the hospital with […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.35/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 1.3 cents per gallon the past week

July 28, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.35/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (July 21-27)

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE GABBARD VOTES TO PREVENT RENEWED U.S. MILITARY ROLE IN IRAQ Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has voted to pass a bipartisan resolution that would limit President Barack Obama’s ability to commit U.S. troops to Iraq. The House passed H.Con.Res. 105 with overwhelming support by a vote of 370-40. It prohibits the president from deploying or […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (July 21-27)

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES SCHATZ-COSPONSORED LEGISLATION TO BOOST TOURISM The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has voted unanimously to advance the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act (S. 2250), legislation to reauthorize Brand USA, a successful travel promotion program aimed at boosting international tourism to the United States. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, […]

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Updates from Sen. Hirono (July 20-27)

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE HIRONO, JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVE MEASURE TO HELP CURB UNLIMITED CORPORATE SPENDING IN POLITICS Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, voted to approve a constitutional amendment to help curb unlimited corporate spending in elections. Hirono forcefully rebutted Republican arguments by presenting the historical precedence for amending the U.S. Constitution […]

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