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Vog presentation at HPA in Waimea Wednesday (Jan 18)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy welcomes Tamar Elias, USGS/HVO scientist, who will present ‘Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii’ at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

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Partnership aims to teach kids importance of dental hygiene

In an effort to provide oral health services for students who need it, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the Hawaii Dental Association (HDA) are joining forces. The agencies have established a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to promote oral health by teaching students proper dental hygiene techniques and providing information about access to […]

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The federal Department of Health and Human Services announced today that Hawaiʻi has been granted a State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The waiver applies only to the Small Business Health Options Program.

Hawaii receives waiver for Small Business Health Options Program under Affordable Care Act

The federal Department of Health and Human Services announced today that Hawaiʻi has been granted a State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The waiver applies only to the Small Business Health Options Program.

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Vog shrouds the coastline of Hilo Bay as seen from Liliuokalani Gardens Sunday morning (Jan 17, 2010). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Volcano Watch: New informational products offer guidance on living with vog in Hawaii

Vog, caused by sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emitted from Kīlauea, has been a frequent problem on the Island of Hawai‘i for the past 30 years.

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Zika virus case surfaces on Hawaii Island

The Hawai’i resident has a history of recent travel to the South Pacific, and is past the point of being infectious to mosquitoes. Hawai’i has no locally acquired Zika cases at this time, and no mosquitoes are transmitting the disease within the state.

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First Hawaiian Bank PrimeTime Wellness Fair Friday (Oct 14) in Hilo

First Hawaiian Bank sponsors this wellness event as a community service to Big Island residents and visitors. Free health screenings for glucose and cholesterol will also be available. Flu immunization shots and pneumonia vaccinations will be available courtesy of Walgreens with most insurance plans accepted including Medicare Part B and D plans. Current insurance member […]

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DLNR cautions ocean users that October is the peak month for shark incidents

“October is the month with the greatest number of shark bites,” said DAR Administrator Bruce Anderson. “We recommend ocean users exercise a little more caution this month especially, and also through the end of the year.

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Applications available for free CPR and AED training/devices

As part of the Be a Lifesaver Hawai’i campaign effort, twenty (20) Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) will be donated by Big Island Toyota to Hawaii Island Non-profit organizations; each recipient organization will receive FREE life Saving by-stander chest compression only CPR and AED Training at the Non-profit’s facility as part of the AED donation. Deadline […]

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PGV has second unscheduled steam release in a week Monday (Oct 3)

At 2:30 a.m. Monday (Oct 3), Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) reported a release of steam at their plant. PGV also reports that the situation has been contained and secured. Based on all available data, there is no threat to the public and no evacuation is necessary. Fire Department is on scene and Civil Defense will […]

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea ocean entry hazards – The plume is not your friend

People who venture too close to the perilous beauty of the Kamokuna ocean entry face real and present dangers.

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Red Cross shelters about 200 residents during Tropical Storm Madeline

Nearly 200 residents stayed overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug 30-31) at the 14 Big Island evacuation shelters that were opened by the Hawaii County Civil Defense in partnership with the Hawaii Red Cross. All shelters are currently closed.

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Red Cross and Hawaii County opens evacuation shelters

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU, HI- August 30, 2016: The Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaii Red Cross have partnered to open Big Island hurricane evacuation shelters at 5 p.m. today in response to Hurricane Madeline at the following sites (please listen to the radio or local media for any changes and further updates): HAWAII COUNTY […]

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