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A night on ‘Mars’

Trio of island students to stay overnight at HI-SEAS habitat

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Food producers gain new access to business capital

Online crowdfunding catalyzes local matching fund loan program

Hawaii Electric Light Company President Jay Ignacio, right, works with fellow HELCO staff on coordinating power recovery efforts on August 13, 2014. Photo courtesy of HECO.

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 23, 2014

Today, Hawai‘i Electric Light expects to complete power restoration to all remaining customers impacted by Tropical Storm Iselle, with the exception of those who must repair damage to their property before service can safely be restored.

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Kīlauea lava flow northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō a potential concern

The June 27th lava flow, named for the date it began erupting, continues to advance to the northeast of its vent on the flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone.

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A home in Hawaiian Beaches was crushed by an Albizia tree fallen from Tropical Storm Iselle. Image taken August 21, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 22, 2014

HELCO has completed repairs to all of the major damage Tropical Storm Iselle caused to the electric system in subdivisions in the Puna District. Electric line crews today are focused on a number of smaller outages, each affecting small pockets of customers.

On August 5 2014, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on Suomi-NPP captured natural-color images of both Iselle and Hurricane Julio en route to Hawaii. The image above is a composite of three satellite passes over the tropical Pacific Ocean in the early afternoon. Note that Iselle’s eyewall had grown less distinct; the storm had descreased to category 2 intensity. The bright shading toward the center-left of the image is sunglint, the reflection of sunlight off the water and directly back at the satellite sensor. NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response." width="595" height="396" /> On August 5 2014, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on Suomi-NPP captured natural-color images of both Iselle and Hurricane Julio en route to Hawaii. The image above is a composite of three satellite passes over the tropical Pacific Ocean in the early afternoon. Note that Iselle’s eyewall had grown less distinct; the storm had descreased to category 2 intensity. The bright shading toward the center-left of the image is sunglint, the reflection of sunlight off the water and directly back at the satellite sensor. NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response.

Volcano Watch: How do volcanoes affect the weather and climate?

Conventional wisdom among many residents was that the Island of Hawai‘i is immune to hurricanes because its large volcanic mountains obstruct approaching storms, diverting them around the island.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 21, 2014

On the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, the June-27th flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō advanced toward the northeast and was 9.4 km (5.8 miles) from the vent on August 18.

Albizia trees amongst the utility lines in Hawaiian Beaches. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 21, 2014

HELCO restores power to about 300 customers in the Kapoho area. An estimated 800 customers remain without power with the bulk of those in Nanawale Estates.

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PISCES Rover tackles first test

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Lumber industry expected to see boost in 2015

August 27, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Construction has been one of the hardest hit industries since the economic downturn of 2008/2009, but it has also been on a steady rebound over the last couple of years both nationally and locally. The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) released its forecast earlier this month, indicating confidence in the growth […]

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Iselle: Emergency loans available for farmers

August 27, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Agriculture has approved an emergency loan program for farmers across the state who are suffering from recent storm damage. “Our field surveys and reports from farmers indicate significant damage to not only crops, but to some facilities and farm infrastructure,” said Scott Enright, chairperson of the Hawaii Board of […]

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Police are searching for a Kailua-Kona girl reported missing

August 27, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 16-year-old Kailua-Kona girl who was reported missing. Shania Akiona was last seen in Kailua-Kona on July 8. She is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-2, 105 pounds with long black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line […]

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Public libraries observe Labor Day holiday

August 27, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the Labor Day 2014 holiday, all public libraries will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 1. Four libraries normally closed on Fridays will be open Friday, Aug. 29: Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library. In addition, Kealakekua Public Library, normally […]

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HEI submits plan for energy future

August 27, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Highlights of the plan, to be achieved by 2030: * More than 65 percent renewable energy * Electric bills reduced by 20 percent * Nearly triple the amount of distributed solar Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., and its subsidiaries, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc and Maui […]

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Schatz announces $2M to improve Puna water infrastructure

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced the award of $1.9 million in federal funding to the Hawaiian Shores Community Association in Puna. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding will help the homeowner’s association improve and repair the community’s water system, ensuring safer, clean water and providing adequate water flow for fire protection. […]

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UH-Hilo in search of new tennis coach

UH-Hilo in search of new tennis coach

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii at Hilo Tennis Coach Karl Sloss has resigned to pursue his certification as a registered dietitician announced UH Hilo Interim Athletic Director Tim Moore Monday (Aug 25). Sloss joined took over the tennis program in November 2012 and has guided the program through two seasons. “While his time with the […]

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The Red Cross handing out supplies at the Pahoa Community Center Parking Lot. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii Red Cross recruiting disaster volunteers

August 26, 2014

The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the islands of Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai. “A critical piece in preparing our local communities for disasters like Iselle before they occur is having trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.

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On the Big Island, damaged trees in the Puna district have continued to fall over in some areas affected by the past storm. Pastures in windward areas are greener than normal for this time of the year. Daily rainfall received around the island reduced the need for irrigation.

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August 26, 2014

On the Big Island, damaged trees in the Puna district have continued to fall over in some areas affected by the past storm. Pastures in windward areas are greener than normal for this time of the year. Daily rainfall received around the island reduced the need for irrigation.

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Hilo man is back in jail after escape

Hilo man is back in jail after escape

August 26, 2014

A 27-year-old Hilo man is back in jail after being arrested in connection with a reported escape Friday (August 22) from the Hale Nani correctional facility. Kalaikona Fukuhara was located in Hilo on Sunday (August 24) and taken into custody without incident. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree escape and promoting prison contraband. He […]

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Extreme makeover … Kahilu Theatre edition

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Kahilu Theatre patrons will be treated this fall to a live extreme makeover of their very own 30-plus-year-old theatre. Kahilu Theatre Foundation was awarded $1.5 million in grant-in-aid funding for capital improvements from the Hawaii State Legislature during the 2013 legislative session. This facility improvement project is already well under way with design […]

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Educator, public input sought on student assessments

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education is seeking educators, parents, business and community leaders to review test questions aligned to the Hawaii Common Core standards and help recommend achievement levels for grade-level proficiency. Beginning spring 2015, public school students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take new Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts […]

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