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Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 26, 2016 Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava breakouts still active, not advancing much Wednesday (May 25) DLNR seeks ID of man seen on camera who is suspected of placing rocks on Mauna Kea Access Road New lava breakouts spill out of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Tuesday (May 24) Volcano Watch: Scientists search for the right “keys” to Mauna Loa
 
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Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island

U.S. Geological Survey ecologists in Hawaii are studying the ecology of mosquito-borne disease in native birds, trying to understand how climate change might alter that disease system, and how we can reduce disease transmission.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 26, 2016

On the East Rift Zone, new lava flows broke out in two places on the flanks of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone on May 24, but these flows had advanced only about 1 km (0.6 mi) as of this morning (May 26).

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Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava breakouts still active, not advancing much Wednesday (May 25)

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the two new lava flows from Puʻu ʻŌʻō remain active but have not advanced significantly.

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DLNR seeks ID of man seen on camera who is suspected of placing rocks on Mauna Kea Access Road

Anyone who may have witnessed or have knowledge of rocks being placed on the Mauna Kea Access Road, late afternoon, on May 16, 2016, is asked to contact the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE).

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New lava breakouts spill out of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Tuesday (May 24)

A lava breakout at Puʻu ʻŌʻō began Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016 just before 7 a.m., HST. The breakout originated on the northeast flank of the cone, at the site of the vent for the ongoing June 27th lava flow.

A USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory chemist conducts thermal imaging measurements as part of a geochemical survey on Mauna Loa's upper Southwest Rift Zone in March 2016. Areas like the one shown here can indicate where gases are escaping from magma at depth. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Scientists search for the right “keys” to Mauna Loa

In September 2015, the USGS/HVO raised the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa from “normal” to “advisory” because of increased activity beneath the mountain’s summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone.

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Honomu Community Association meeting (May 26)

May 25, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation and County Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter invite the public to a Honomu Community Association meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Honomu Gymnasium. Poindexter will be joined by Springer Kaye of the Big Island Invasive Species Committee, along with the area’s community policing officer, Jayme […]

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‘Scandal’ and ‘Tremors’ at Big Island Film Festival (May 26-30)

May 25, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE In a good way, celebrity guests at Big Island Film Festival may stir up scandal and create tremors over Memorial Day Weekend at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii. Acclaimed actress and singer Bellamy Young currently stars as “First Lady Mellie Grant” on ABC/Shonda Rhimes’ Peabody Award-winning series, “Scandal,” which Rolling Stone Magazine described as […]

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Free health care in Ka’u, Puna (May 31-June 11)

May 25, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE An innovative training program by the U.S. Department of Defense will bring nearly 150 military reservists to Ka’u May 31-June 4 and Keaau June 4- 11 to provide free medical care in clinics open to the public. Tropic Care 2016 will run three clinics, at Ka’u High & Pahala Elementary School, the Ocean […]

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Police are searching for a Pahoa man reported missing

May 25, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 64-year-old Pāhoa man who was reported missing. Michael John David was last seen in Kalapana on May 20. He is described as 5-foot-10, 135 with gray hair and brown eyes.

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Hawaiʻi Island police remind motorists that right turns are to be made from the roadway and not from the right shoulder.

Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma said some motorists wrongly believe it is safer to travel onto the right shoulder before turning, to allow traffic to pass on the left.

Police remind public to not use right shoulder of the road as a right turn lane

May 24, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police remind motorists that right turns are to be made from the roadway and not from the right shoulder. Puna District Captain Samuel Jelsma said some motorists wrongly believe it is safer to travel onto the right shoulder before turning, to allow traffic to pass on the left.

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During the week of May 16, 2016, through May 22, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 446 DUI arrests compared with 385 during the same period last year, an increase of 15.8 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of May 16-22, 2016

May 23, 2016

During the week of May 16, 2016, through May 22, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 446 DUI arrests compared […]

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Planned Parenthood launches online access to birth control in Hawaii

May 23, 2016

Monday (May 23), Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands officially announced the launch of Planned Parenthood Care™ in Hawaii. The app allows people to talk to a Planned Parenthood provider online and face-to-face through a secure video consultation system, and then receive birth control in the mail.

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National seatbelt ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign starts Monday (May 23)

May 23, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that the enforcement period for the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign starts today (May 23) and runs through June 5. During this period, police will increase islandwide enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws.

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Police identify woman seen during Hilo shoplifting case

May 23, 2016

Thanks to tips from the public, Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a woman whose image was captured on a surveillance camera during a shoplifting at a retail establishment in downtown Hilo on May 19. Police thank the public for their assistance. The investigation is continuing.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.65/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 2.0 cents per gallon the past week

May 23, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.65/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of May 21-27, 2016

May 21, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau (Route 19, Milepost 16) in both directions over a twenty-four hour period, seven […]

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Hilo man charged in connection with restaurant break-ins

May 20, 2016

A Hilo man has been charged with eight offenses in connection with break-ins at a Hilo restaurant. Police initially responded to a report that the restaurant, located on the 300 block of Keawe Street, had been broken into sometime between Wednesday (May 18) and Thursday (May 19).

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