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Crash on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) near the Keaau-Pahoa Bypass Road (Route 130) on Monday, May 22, 2017. Photo special to Hawaii 24/7 by Rickson Wichep

Vehicle crashes, flips in Keaau pinning and killing driver Monday (May 22)

Crews arrived to find a vehicle flipped onto the driver’s side with the driver partially pinned in the vehicle. The male driver was unresponsive with a weak pulse and a massive head injury.

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Volcano Watch: HVO’s website makeover is more than skin deep

The changes to HVO’s website are much more than “skin” deep—its “bones” are completely different.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 18, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging around 15–28 m (49–92 ft) below the vent rim.

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Saloon Girls and Cowboys Got Talent Hopefuls in the paniolo parade. Courtesy photo.

Honokaa Western Week begins Sunday (May 21)

Honoka‘a Western Week starts down at the farm and ends up with a rodeo, May 21-29, 2017.

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A telephoto lens provided a close-up view of the seaward edge of the Kamokuna lava delta, where multiple, small streams of lava were entering the ocean today. Fragments of hot lava can be seen floating in the water. Photo taken Sunday, May 7, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 11, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna, rebuilding the lava delta that collapsed last week.

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Volcano Watch: A geologist remembers the Mount St. Helens eruption 37 years ago

Nearly half a mile wide, the column of ash and volcanic gas rose from the crater to a height of more than 24 km (80,000 ft).

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Laaloa Beach Park parking lot. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Closure of La‘aloa Beach parking lot Wednesday (May 17)

The Department of Parks & Recreation announces the indefinite closure of the paved parking lot at La‘aloa Beach Park in Kailua-Kona, effective Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

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Volume rendering of the output from a supercomputer simulation showing part of the cosmic web, 11.5 billion years ago. This and other models of the universe were generated and directly compared with quasar pair data in order to measure the small-scale ripples in the cosmic web. The cube is 24 million light years on a side. CREDIT: J. Onorbe /MPIA

Astronomers at Keck Observatory find ripples in the cosmic web

Astronomers for the first time have measured small ripples in the cosmic web using W. M. Keck Observatory images of rare double quasars.

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Graffitti found at Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve. DLNR Photo.

Graffiti found at Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is requesting the public’s assistance in providing information related to a criminal investigation of Prohibited Activities in a Natural Area Reserve (NAR).

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New corrections officers of the Graduates of the 2017 Basic Corrections Recruit Class taking their oath.

Six new officers for HCCC graduate from training with others

Forty-seven recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class 17-01 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 4, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging 15-32 m (49-105 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: HVO transforms stacks of paper earthquake records into digital squiggles

Seismology is often thought of as “earthquake science” because earthquakes—while not the only cause—are the most prolific producers of seisms, or earth shaking.

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