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State approves two medical marijuana dispensaries for Hawaii Island Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 28, 2016 Volcano Watch: Right person at the right time for the right job—Mahalo nui loa, Darryl Oliveira! Ching Nagata is confirmed as district court judge Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 21, 2016 Volcano Watch: Happy birthday to the Hawai‘i Island geologic map!
 
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State approves two medical marijuana dispensaries for Hawaii Island

After receiving more than 60 applications in January a four-member selection panel reviewed and scored applications. The Hawaii State Department of Health awarded two licenses for the County of Hawaii.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 28, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 31.5 and 39 m (103–128 ft) below the vent rim.

Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira at a community meeting at Pahoa High School on September 18, 2014 regarding the June 27th Lava Flow threatening the community. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Volcano Watch: Right person at the right time for the right job—Mahalo nui loa, Darryl Oliveira!

This past week was Darryl Oliveira’s last as the Administrator of Hawai‘i County CD, a position he has held since early 2013. He retires effective May 1, 2016.

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Ching Nagata is confirmed as district court judge

Members of the State Senate today confirmed Darien W.L. Ching Nagata to serve as a district court judge of the Third Circuit, State of Hawai‘i.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 21, 2016

Scattered lava flow activity remained within about 3.5 miles northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō and was not threatening nearby communities.

A comparison of the 1946 Stearns and MacDonald map (left) and the 1996 BIMP map, digitized in 2005 (right), shows how the understanding of Hawai‘i Island’s geology advanced over half a century. The Geologic Map of the Island of Hawaii is available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2005/144/. Paper copies can be ordered from the USGS Publications Warehouse: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2524A (geologic map and explanatory pamphlet) and https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2524B (sample map and explanatory pamphlet). Graphic from USGS General Interest Product 135.

Volcano Watch: Happy birthday to the Hawai‘i Island geologic map!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Geologic Map of the Island of Hawaii, known affectionately to local volcanologists as the BIMP (Big Island Mapping Project).

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:53 a.m. alarm Tuesday (May 3) to assist the Coast Guard in rescuing a man and his sailboat about 11 miles northeast of Hawaii Island.

Fire department rescues sailor in distress 11 miles northeast of Hawaii Island

May 3, 2016

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:53 a.m. alarm Tuesday (May 3) to assist the Coast Guard in rescuing a man and his sailboat about 11 miles northeast of Hawaii Island.

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Residents have reported that they receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS who threatens a government lawsuit because they owe a large sum of money to the IRS. The potential victims are instructed to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. One resident reported that the caller said he would then go to the house to collect the money.

Police warn public about IRS phone scam

May 3, 2016

Residents have reported that they receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS who threatens a government lawsuit because they owe a large sum of money to the IRS. The potential victims are instructed to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. One resident reported that the caller […]

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During the week of April 25, 2016, through May 1, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 366 DUI arrests compared with 318 during the same period last year, an increase of 15.1 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of April 25-May 1, 2016

May 3, 2016

During the week of April 25, 2016, through May 1, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 366 DUI arrests compared […]

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awaiʻi Island police are searching for a 70-year-old man who was reported missing.

Edmond Rodrigues was last seen in Hilo at noon Monday (May 2). His family is concerned about his well-being.

He is described as 5-foot-9 with an average build with salt-and-pepper hair and a mustache. He has a tattoo of a dragon on his right lower leg and a tattoo of the name “Nainoa” on his left lower leg. He was last seen wearing black shorts and a white T-shirt. He may be operating a 1994 white Toyota 4Runner.

Police are searching for a man reported missing, last seen in Hilo

May 2, 2016

awaiʻi Island police are searching for a 70-year-old man who was reported missing. Edmond Rodrigues was last seen in Hilo at noon Monday (May 2). His family is concerned about his well-being. He is described as 5-foot-9 with an average build with salt-and-pepper hair and a mustache. He has a tattoo of a dragon on […]

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Free Comic Book Day at three Hawaii Island libraries Saturday (May 7)

May 2, 2016

The free Comic books are coming! The free Comic books are coming: “Avengers,” “Pokemon,” “Captain America,” “Grumpy Cat,” “SpongeBob” and “Strawberry Shortcake,” to name a few! The 15th annual Free Comic Book Day event will be celebrated at 22 selected public libraries statewide, including 3 Big Island branches, on Saturday, May 7.

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Additional open application period begins Monday (May 2) for Preschool Open Doors program

May 2, 2016

This program, which is currently serving more than 1,100 children statewide, provides child care subsidies to eligible low- and moderate-income families to pay preschool tuition. POD aims to provide children whose families might otherwise not be able to afford preschool the opportunity to gain essential skills to be successful in school and in life.

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Hilo Bay Rotarians congratulate Jyselle Arruda on her scholarship award. Left to right, Richard Cunningham, Kim Keahiolalo, Arruda and Bettye Williams, RCHB president.

Arruda is Hilo Bay Rotary Club’s 2016 youth scholarship awardee

May 2, 2016

Jyselle Arruda of Hilo High School has been awarded the 2016 Youth scholarship from the Hilo Bay Rotary Club. Ms. Arruda will receive a cash award of $5,000 for her planned studies at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. A member of the National Society of High School Scholars and active in community service and school clubs, […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts to open 15 restaurants in Hawaii including Hawaii Island

May 2, 2016

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. Under the agreement, Aloha Petroleum will develop 15 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island (The Big Island) in the […]

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Vandalism at Kapoho cemetery damages gravesites

May 2, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying whoever was responsible for causing damage to numerous grave monuments and concrete vase holders at the Kapoho Zairyumin Kai Japanese Cemetery on Kapoho Lighthouse Road. On April 21, a cemetery caretaker discovered that the monuments and concrete vase holders had been tampered with or […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Monday morning (May 2) in Hilo.

At 6:15 a.m., a 27-year-old Hilo man was assaulted near the corner of Keawe Street and Haili Street and his wallet and cell phone were taken.

The suspect is described as a local male, about 5-foot-10, 125-130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt.

The victim declined treatment for his injuries.

Police are investigating a robbery in Hilo

May 2, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Monday morning (May 2) in Hilo. At 6:15 a.m., a 27-year-old Hilo man was assaulted near the corner of Keawe Street and Haili Street and his wallet and cell phone were taken. The suspect is described as a local male, about 5-foot-10, 125-130 pounds with black hair and […]

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Police are searching for a Kalapana shoplifter

May 2, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a shoplifting case last month. Just after midnight on April 21, an unidentified man was observed removing a pair of sunglasses, valued at $15.59, from a display rack and proceeding out of a store in Kalapana without paying. He is described […]

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The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.

Civil Defense siren test today at 11:45 a.m.

May 2, 2016

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.

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