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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Police Week ceremony in Hilo Monday (May 11)

Fifth graders from Nā Wai Ola Public Charter School in Mountain View were among the members of the public who joined the Hawaiʻi Police Department in celebrating Police Week on Monday (May 11) at the Hilo police station.

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Seismic recordings in Hilo of Saturday morning's quakes on May 9, 2015.

Pair of quakes shake the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9)

A pair of temblors rocked the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9). At 2:17 a.m. a 3.1 magnitude (preliminary) quake struck the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park area while a second quake of 4.5 magnitude (preliminary) shook a minute later at 2:18 a.m. west of Pahala.

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