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Historic Hawaii’s 40th annual preservation honor awards PTA to open several areas for bow hunting this weekend Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 17, 2014 Big Island farmer exposed as predator Volcano Watch: Portable instrument platforms enable rapid deployment of monitoring stations Hula Kahiko at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park The total lunar eclipse from Mountain View, Hawaii Hawaii, Mexico students explore volcano in virtual field trip Wish you were here? The week in Hilo, Hawaii (April 6-13, 2014) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 10, 2014
 

Historic Hawaii’s 40th annual preservation honor awards

Several preservation projects on Hawaii Island among this year’s honorees

Puu Huluhulu Hunter’s Check-in Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo hunting

PTA to open several areas for bow hunting this weekend

Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting, here, April 19-20, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 17, 2014

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the Kahauale‘a 2 flow continued to be active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. On Wednesday (April 9) the active flow front was 5.2 miles Northeast of the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Big Island farmer exposed as predator

Documentary reveals predator foster parent

This portable “power” platform is designed to be slung by helicopter to temporary monitoring sites on Hawaiian volcanoes. The platform is being used at Webcam sites and at Kïlauea’s summit to measure activity of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater—a continuously recording gravity meter and an experimental camera for measuring sulfur dioxide gas (shown here). The platform can also be used for other types of monitoring instruments. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Portable instrument platforms enable rapid deployment of monitoring stations

Cascades Volcano Observatory scientists designed and built self-contained, portable units that could be slung into place by helicopter, without needing people to work at the site. Nicknamed “spiders” several were placed on the old dome of Mount St. Helens.

Hula Kahiko at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko series featured a performance by kumu hula Micah Kamohoali`i with Halau Na Kipu‘upu‘u Saturday (April 12).

The total lunar eclipse from Mountain View, Hawaii

Strong trade winds pushed cloud cover aside so that many residents on the Big Island had a chance to view the total lunar eclipse Monday (April 14).

Hawaii, Mexico students explore volcano in virtual field trip

Public able to join in trip, partly recorded from students’-eye view via ‘Grab & Go Glassroom’

Wish you were here? The week in Hilo, Hawaii (April 6-13, 2014)

A time-lapse movie overlooking Hilo towards Mauna Kea in Hawaii. April 6-13, 2014. Images courtesy of UH-Hilo.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 10, 2014

A lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week.

Kailua Kanikapila Community Picnic (April 19)

April 17, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE It’s time to bring the community back Hawaiian style to Hale Halawai with a Kailua Kanikapila Community Picnic and it’s free. Relax. Kick back. Bring your own chairs and mats. Enjoy the sunset. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family down to Hale Halawai from 4 p.m. until sunset Saturday, April 19. […]

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Gabbard to join bipartisan delegation to Asia

April 17, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has announced she will join congressional leaders on a bipartisan delegation to meet with key leaders in Japan, South Korea, and China. The meetings will focus on economic growth and trade, regional security challenges, and strengthening our alliances in the region. On Friday, April 18, the delegation will also visit […]

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GAO to investigate Hawaii Health Connector

April 17, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) has confirmed it will investigate the Hawaii Health Connector’s use of $204 million of federal grant monies. In response to Hawaii State Sen. Sam Slom’s letter (dated March 27, 2014), David Lewis of the GAO, confirmed the GAO will include Hawaii in its investigations into the use […]

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Kona man charged with meth trafficking

April 17, 2014

A Kona man has been charged with meth trafficking and other offenses after being found with crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. On Wednesday, officers from the Area II Vice Section made contact with a man and a woman in a car in Kailua-Kona during the course of a drug investigation. After searching the car, police recovered 248.5 grams of a crystalline substance, a small amount of a dried green leafy substance, paraphernalia associated with meth distribution and $2,200 in cash for forfeiture.

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Highway 190 closed due to chemical spill

April 17, 2014

The Hawaii Police Department is having traffic routed through Kaiminani Drive and Waikoloa Road due to a traffic accident on Route 190 near the 15 mile marker. Crews are addressing a chemical spill from this accident as a tanker type of vehicle overturned. Motorist should avoid this location and expect delays.

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Shaniyah Das-Laro

Police are searching for a Pepeekeo girl reported missing

April 17, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Pepeʻekeo girl who was reported missing. Shaniyah Das-Laro was last seen in Pepeʻekeo on Saturday (April 12). She is described as 5-foot-1, 100 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Hilo man charged with burglary and theft

April 17, 2014

A Hilo man has been charged with burglary and theft for allegedly stealing items from a Hilo home in February. On February 25, a 27-year-old Hilo man reported that he had video surveillance of the suspect removing tools from his attached carport.

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Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones

Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

April 17, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones was last seen in Hilo on March 21. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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Nation Park Week’s Go Wild for Culture’ (April 19-27)

April 17, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation, will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27 with a free-admission weekend and special events nationwide. The theme for this year’s National Park Week invites visitors to Go Wild! for history, nature, culture, wildlife, and fun in America’s national parks. At Hawaii Volcanoes […]

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Police warrants list for Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014

As of Thursday, April 17, 2014, the listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Road work being done in Umauma

April 16, 2014

Road construction in Umauma is ongoing on Highway 19 at the 16-mile marker. Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists to abide by all traffic control signs and devices in the construction area, specifically the traffic control lights at both ends of the bridge. To enhance motorist safety, patrol officers will continue to monitor these areas for compliance.

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Waimea woman charged with felonies due to forged checks

April 16, 2014

A 23-year-old Waimea woman has been charged with eight felonies in connection with a stolen checkbook. The victim, a 58-year-old Hōlualoa woman, reported on April 7 that a new checkbook from her bank had been stolen. Police investigation determined that some of the checks were later forged and cashed.

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