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Emergency water restrictions for North Kona continue

This is an Emergency Water Restriction update for North Kona. The Department of Water Supply’s (DWS) Honokohau Deepwell is out of service. Therefore, ALL residents and customers in North Kona must immediately restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes) only. Cease all landscape irrigation activities.

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The Department of Water Supply reports Honokohau Deepwell located in North Kona is now out of service. Due to the loss of this pump this morning, North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes only.  Cease all other water use including all irrigation and washing of vehicle and boats.

Loss of Honokohau pumping station leads to emergency water restriction in Kona

The Department of Water Supply reports Honokohau Deepwell located in North Kona is now out of service. Due to the loss of this pump this morning, North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for […]

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Hawaii Island receives $1M for locally sourced foods for SNAP participants

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that programs on Hawaii Island will receive $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding to support the purchasing of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.

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Hawaii County Planning Department named Blue Zones worksite

The County of Hawaii Planning Department took the principles of healthy best practices to heart, earning recognition as the first County Department in the State of Hawaii to receive the Blue Zones Approved™ worksite designation.

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Kohanaiki Beach Park ocean activities suspended due to bacteria levels

The Department of Health Clean Water Branch reports water samples from Kohanaiki Beach Park, Kona exceed normal water quality levels for enterococci (364 per 100 mL). Posted advisories remain in effect until results no longer exceed 130 enterococci per 100 mL threshold.

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Wastewater spill closes Hilo Bay. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Sewage spill closes waters near Kaipalaoa Landing in Hilo Bay

A sewage spill has forced the closure of recreational activity in Hilo Bay at the shoreline near the Wailuku River and Kaipalaoa Landing Monday (July 10). A broken sewer line leaked wastewater into a storm drain at the corner of Waianuenue Avenue and Kinoole Street.

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AARP Analysis: 56,000 Hawaii residents will lose insurance if the Senate health care bill passes

About 56,000 Hawaii residents will lose health care coverage by 2022 under the Senate’s health care bill, according to a new analysis of the legislation by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

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North Hawaii Community Hospital offers tips for a safe Fourth of July

Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner. For lots of us, that means fireworks, barbecues, and maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever you have planned, the staff at North Hawai’i Community Hospital wants you to be safe and offers the following tips to keep a trip to the emergency room off the […]

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PCMC board of directors and chair Ralph Boyea, Dr. Hart Miller, PCMC Medical Director, Dan Brinkman, East Hawaii Regional CEO of HHSC, Will Okabe, Mayor’s Executive, Senator Russell Ruderman, Representative Joy San Buenaventura, and council members Eileen O’hara and Jen Ruggles.

Puna Community Medical Center now affiliated with Hilo Medical Center

At their June board meeting, the Board of Directors of the non-profit Puna Community Medical Center (PCMC) executed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing an affiliation with Hilo Medical Center.

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Emergency water restriction in effect for North Kona

This is a Civil Defense Message. This is an Emergency Water Restriction Notice Update for Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 a.m. The Department of Water Supply reported the Keahuolu Well located in North Kona District as out of service and is currently repairing the well. Due to the loss of the pump and to avoid […]

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Emergency water restriction in effect for North Kona

This is a Civil Defense Message. This is an Emergency Water Restriction Notice for North Kona District customers for Friday, June 30 at 7 a.m. The Department of Water Supply reports Keahuolu Well located in North Kona District is out of service.

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Dr. Colette Browne

Older women in Hawaii are 57% more likely to live in poverty than older men

A new analysis finds that Social Security benefits are especially crucial for older women in Hawaiʻi, who are more likely to live in poverty and less likely to have access to assets or savings in retirement. The report, released by the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, […]

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Aug 17, 2017 / 5:15 pm

 

 

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