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Due to storm conditions involving flash flooding and landslides along Highway 19, the Hāmākua Community Development Plan Steering Committee Meeting scheduled for tonight at Laupāhoehoe Library is canceled. This meeting will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call the Planning Department at (808) 961-8288.

Hamakua Community Development Plan meeting cancelled due to flooding

Due to storm conditions involving flash flooding and landslides along Highway 19, the Hāmākua Community Development Plan Steering Committee Meeting scheduled for tonight at Laupāhoehoe Library is canceled. This meeting will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call the Planning Department at (808) 961-8288.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard urges President to halt Dakota Access Pipeline

The impact of the Dakota Access Pipeline is clear. Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the Dakota Pipeline, has a history of serious pipeline explosions, which have caused injury, death, and significant property damage in the past decade. The future operator of the planned pipeline, Sunoco Logistics, has had over 200 environmentally damaging oil spills […]

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Op-Ed by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard – Giving Voice to Millions of Americans: End U.S. Wars of Intervention

I recently met with President-elect Donald Trump to give voice to the millions of Americans, including my fellow veterans, who desperately want to end our country’s illegal, counterproductive war to overthrow the Syrian government. We had an hour-long, meaningful, back-and-forth discussion about the problems with current U.S. policy in Syria and where to go from […]

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

Rapid Ohia Death Summit held on Oahu, calls for $10M in funding

The fungal disease has devastated more than 50,000 acres of native ʻōhiʻa, one of Hawaii’i’s most prized and culturally important forest trees.

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has contracted with Water Resources International, Inc. to plug and abandon two geothermal scientific wells, SOH-1 and SOH-2 located in Pahoa.
 
Representatives from DLNR Engineering Division, their consultant Brown and Caldwell, and Water Resources International will attend the Puna Geothermal Ventures community meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 8, from, 6-8 p.m. at Pahoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, Pāhoa.  They will be available to answer any questions on the project.

Two geothermal research wells to be plugged in Puna

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has contracted with Water Resources International, Inc. to plug and abandon two geothermal scientific wells, SOH-1 and SOH-2 located in Pahoa. Representatives from DLNR Engineering Division, their consultant Brown and Caldwell, and Water Resources International will attend the Puna Geothermal Ventures community meeting scheduled for Thursday, December […]

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Police Captain Robert F. Wagner was named “Hawaiʻi County Manager of the Year” in a ceremony Monday afternoon (November 21) in Hilo. Wagner, a 31-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, is the commander of the Area I Criminal Investigations Division, which includes the Criminal Investigations Section, the Vice Section and the Juvenile Aid section. Area I CID is responsible for the Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo and Puna Districts.

Police Captain Wagner named County Manager of the Year

Police Captain Robert F. Wagner was named “Hawaiʻi County Manager of the Year” in a ceremony Monday afternoon (November 21) in Hilo. Wagner, a 31-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, is the commander of the Area I Criminal Investigations Division, which includes the Criminal Investigations Section, the Vice Section and the Juvenile Aid section. […]

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Senator Lorraine Inouye completes energy institute course

Senator Lorraine R. Inouye (Dist. 4 – Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona) has completed the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute’s (LEHI) course in energy policy. The institute is a 60-hour energy immersion executive course with the University of Idaho. The course is designed to increase the knowledge of the energy infrastructure and delivery system to […]

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Rep Tulsi Gabbard meets with President-Elect Trump Monday (Nov 21)

“President-elect Trump asked me to meet with him about our current policies regarding Syria, our fight against terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as other foreign policy challenges we face. I felt it important to take the opportunity to meet with the President-elect now before the drumbeats of war that neocons have been […]

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The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces its 2017 closure schedule for ‘Āhalanui Park, Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Beach Park, Kahalu‘u Beach Park and Spencer Park at ‘Ōhai‘ula Beach. Monthly closures are necessary to maintain and repair high-use parks without exposing park patrons to potential hazards associated with large-scale maintenance work.

Closure schedule announced for select Hawai‘i County parks in 2017

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces its 2017 closure schedule for ‘Āhalanui Park, Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Beach Park, Kahalu‘u Beach Park and Spencer Park at ‘Ōhai‘ula Beach. Monthly closures are necessary to maintain and repair high-use parks without exposing park patrons to potential hazards associated with large-scale maintenance work.

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Former state Personnel Director and Chief Negotiator James Takushi passes Monday (Nov 14)

Former state Personnel Director and Chief Negotiator, James H. Takushi, passed away November 14, 2016, surrounded by family and friends at his Alewa home. In 1969, Gov. Burns asked Takushi, the youngest in the Burns cabinet at age 38, to become the state Personnel Director, a position he served until December 1974.

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will charge for camping starting November 1, 2016

Starting November 1, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will charge for all overnight camping as part of a plan to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.

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Deputy Police Chief Paul Ferreira, Gov. David Ige, Fire Chief Darren J. Rosario, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in Honolulu at the launch of the Text-to-911 service. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor.

Emergency 911 service can now receive text messages

Gov. David Ige announced Thursday (Oct 13) that Hawaiʻi has launched an enhanced 911 service allowing residents to report an emergency to 911 as a text message.

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