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

Kailua Bay remains closed Wednesday (June 14) due to sewage spill

This is a Civil Defense Sewage Spill update message for Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. Kailua Bay remains closed due to a sewage spill, from Kamakahonu Beach to Hulihee Palace out to sea 1,000 feet. Additional water samples had to be taken yesterday and results are expected later today. Please stay out of […]

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

Kailua Bay in Kona remains closed due to sewage spill

This is a Civil Defense Sewage Spill update message for Tuesday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m. Kailua Bay remains closed due to a sewage spill from Kamakahonu Beach to Hulihee Palace seaward out to 1,000 ft. This sewage spill was contained yesterday. Results from water samples taken yesterday are expected later today. Please cease all […]

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Renewal notices for disability parking placards are discountinued

Effective immediately, the Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB), Department of Health, State of Hawaii, will discontinue mailing courtesy renewal notices to persons with long-term disability parking placards expiring on or after July 31, 2017.

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Health Dept fines Big Island Dairy for pollution violations

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Notice of Violation and Order to Big Island Dairy, LLC for the unlawful discharge of wastewater from the dairy’s Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations (CAFO), located in O’okala on Hawaii Island, to Kaohaoha Gulch.

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Public invited to comment on order of consent for large capacity cesspools in Pahala and Naalehu

The public is invited to comment on a proposed Administrative Order of Consent (AOC) mandating that the County of Hawai’i close large capacity community cesspools in Pahala and Na’alehu.

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Frito-Lay recalls various potato chips due to potential presence of salmonella

Frito-Lay Friday (April 21) announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning.

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Kolekole Gulch Park closed due to widespread lead contamination in soil

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation (P&R) announces Kolekole Gulch Park will be closed until further notice due to the discovery of lead contaminated soil throughout much of the park.

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All areas of Hilo Bay reopen to public Wednesday afternoon (April 5)

The Department of Environmental Management reports that water quality levels in the spill area have returned to normal. The Department of Health confirmed that all Hilo Bayfront area beach parks can now be opened. The County is mobilizing to open up the area at this time.

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

Hilo bay access remains closed Tuesday (April 4) due to wastewater spill

This is a Civil Defense sewage spill information update for Tuesday April 4 at 10 a.m. As a result of yesterday’s sewage spill that entered Wailuku River, Hilo Bay and all beach parks within the break wall area are closed.

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

Sewage spill into Wailuku River leads to closing of Hilo Bay beach parks

The Dept. of Environmental Management reports a sewage spill occurred earlier today along Waianuenue Avenue and entered the Wailuku River in Hilo. Work crews have cleared the blockage and water quality testing is being conducted. At this time, Hilo Bay and all parks within the break wall area are closed. Residents and visitors in the […]

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Kahaluu Beach Park remains closed due to sewage spill

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Kahalu`u Beach Park in Kailua-Kona is closed until further notice, due to a broken sewer cleanout found late Friday afternoon that released sewage originating from the Park restroom facility.

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