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Governor Ige commits to allow TMT construction to move forward Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicts above-normal hurrican season Emotional speech honors the fallen on Memorial Day in Hilo Monday (May 25) Big Island Chocolate Festival 2015 announces winners Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 21, 2015 Volcano Watch: Recent activity highlights Kīlauea Volcano’s restless nature Layoffs announced for Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘u Hospital Magma moves towards the Southwest Rift Zone after drop in Halemaumau lava lake Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 14, 2015 Volcano Watch: Restless activity beneath Mauna Loa continues
 
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Governor Ige commits to allow TMT construction to move forward

In a press conference Tuesday (May 26) Governor David Ige committed to allow the Thirty Meter Telescope construction to move ahead. Gov Ige also announced a plan for the future stewardship of Mauna Kea.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicts above-normal hurrican season

Five to eight tropical cyclones are predicted for the Central Pacific this upcoming hurricane season.

Lt. Col. Jacob A. Peterson, Garrison Commander of Pohakuloa Training Area.

Emotional speech honors the fallen on Memorial Day in Hilo Monday (May 25)

‘Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day and Always’ program at the East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Hilo Monday, May 25, 2015.

Annual three-day event promotes island's growing cacao industry, adds dinner soiree

Big Island Chocolate Festival 2015 announces winners

Annual three-day event promotes island’s growing cacao industry, adds dinner soiree

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 21, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level dropped rapidly in response to summit deflation. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake dropped from nearly overflowing on April 26, 2015 (left), to about 62 m (203 ft) below the newly created (by multiple overflows) vent rim on May 15, 2015 (right). Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Recent activity highlights Kīlauea Volcano’s restless nature

Kīlauea made the news this past month with many changes, including an elevated lava lake level at the volcano’s summit. So, what exactly happened over the past month, and what does it mean?

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Layoffs announced for Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘u Hospital

Nearly 90 employees will be laid off and some services will be cut at Hilo Medical Center, Ka‘u Hospital and Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua because of a projected $7 million deficit in the fiscal year starting July 1, 2015

Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake continued to drop today (May 15, 2015). Measurements of the lake surface late Friday afternoon (May 15) showed that it was 62 m (203 ft) below the top of the newly-created vent rim, a ridge (or levee) of solidified lava about 8 m (26 ft) thick that accumulated on top of the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater floor from multiple overflows of the vent during the past two weeks. Photo taken Friday, May 15, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Magma moves towards the Southwest Rift Zone after drop in Halemaumau lava lake

On Wednesday (May 13), the focus of deformation changed to the southern part of Kīlauea’s summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone, where rapid and localized inflationary tilt was recorded.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 14, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake dropped out of view early in the week in response to summit deflation. As of Thursday, May 14, the lake was about 120 feet below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Restless activity beneath Mauna Loa continues

The recent high lava lake levels at Kīlauea Volcano have caught the attention of visitors and kama‘aina alike. But we shouldn’t forget that unrest at Mauna Loa continues.

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Albertini: Money Trumps the Sacred!

May 27, 2015

Despite Hawai’i Governor, David Ige, speaking on 5/26/15 of the state’s failings to preserve and protect Mauna Kea and the need for change, he has given the green light for further destruction and desecration of Hawai’i’s most sacred temple. The Governor expressed his approval to construct the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna […]

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A moped passenger injured in a crash with a dump truck Tuesday (May 26) has died from her injuries.

Twenty-nine-year-old Mokihana Choy of Kailua-Kona was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday (May 27).

The operator of the moped, a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man, remains at Kona Community Hospital in stable condition.

Moped passenger killed from crash is identified as Kailua-Kona woman

May 27, 2015

A moped passenger injured in a crash with a dump truck Tuesday (May 26) has died from her injuries. Twenty-nine-year-old Mokihana Choy of Kailua-Kona was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday (May 27). The operator of the moped, a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man, remains at Kona Community Hospital in […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of May 18-24, 2015

May 26, 2015

During the week of May 18, 2015, through May 24, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 401 DUI arrests compared with 501 during […]

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Woman in critical condition after moped crashes with dump truck

May 26, 2015

A Kona woman is in critical condition following a crash between a moped and a dump truck in Kailua-Kona. At approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday (May 26), the moped was merging onto the southbound lane of Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway from Hualālai Road, when it attempted to merge between a dump truck and the trailer it was […]

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HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” intermediate and high school basketball championship results

May 26, 2015

The Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League partnered with the Andrews Basketball Association and Waiākea Intermediate REACH program, and 107 youths from 10 teams participated in the HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” basketball high school and intermediate school championships this past weekend at Andrews Gym.

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Old Puako Road set to one-way traffic Saturday (May 30) due to Ironman 70.3 triathlon

May 26, 2015

In conjunction with the Ironman 70.3 Hawaiʻi qualifier event for the Ironman World Championship, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Old Puakō Road in the South Kohala District on Saturday (May 30). On that date between 4:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., traffic will be allowed to flow only in the Kona, […]

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Hawaii County firefighters answered a 2:48 a.m. alarm Saturday (May 23) to Kaiminani Drive in Kona about 1/4 mile above Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) for a brushfire.

Crews arrived to find a brushfire next to the north side of the roadway. Firefighters contained the blaze, got it under control and the fire was declared out at 3:40 a.m. Part of the roadway was closed to traffic due to firefighting operations.

Brushfire in Kona burns land early Saturday morning (May 23)

May 24, 2015

Hawaii County firefighters answered a 2:48 a.m. alarm Saturday (May 23) to Kaiminani Drive in Kona about 1/4 mile above Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) for a brushfire. Crews arrived to find a brushfire next to the north side of the roadway. Firefighters contained the blaze, got it under control and the fire was declared […]

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Police charge Mountain View man with murder

May 24, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the Puna man who was arrested for murder on Saturday (May 23). At 3:30 p.m. Sunday (May 24), 18-year-old Forrest Keesler of Mountain View was charged with second-degree murder. His bail was set at $250,000. He remains at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with an incident in Puna on Saturday morning involving a father and son.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. Saturday, police officers responded to a reported domestic incident at a home in the Fern Acres subdivision. They arrived to find medics treating an unconscious 47-year-old man. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

Puna man dead and son arrested in murder investigation

May 23, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with an incident in Puna on Saturday morning involving a father and son. At approximately 9:15 a.m. Saturday, police officers responded to a reported domestic incident at a home in the Fern Acres subdivision. They arrived to find medics treating an unconscious 47-year-old man. He […]

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Big Island lane closures for May 23-29, 2015

May 23, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no roadwork Monday, May 25 — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) VICINITY OF KAAWALII GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) […]

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Missing inmate captured and returned to HCCC Friday (May 22)

May 22, 2015

Hawaii Island extended furlough inmate John Towle was captured by Hawaii County Police and returned to the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC). Police brought him back to HCCC at 3 p.m. Friday (May 22). On April 30, Towle failed to check in at the Kona Furlough House. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and […]

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Second strong quake in Santa Cruz Islands Friday (May 22), no tsunami threat

May 22, 2015

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands region at 1:59 p.m. HST Friday, May 22, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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