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Volcano Watch: Volcanoes, Landslides, and Angry Gods—A Pacific Northwest Connection Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 25, 2017 Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasts 5-8 tropical cyclones this year Fishermen flock to the shoreline of Hilo Bay during the 'king tide' event to catch Halalu (Juvenile Akule, Big Eye Scad) Thursday (May 25) fronting the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7 Vehicle crashes, flips in Keaau pinning and killing driver Monday (May 22) Volcano Watch: HVO’s website makeover is more than skin deep
 
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Volcano Watch: Volcanoes, Landslides, and Angry Gods—A Pacific Northwest Connection

Both volcanoes and landslides are important for landscape evolution in Hawaii and worldwide. In Washington State, an old legend makes the connection between them.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 25, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

The natural-color image above is a composite built from two overpasses by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite on August 29, 2016. At the time, Hurricane Madeline and Hurricane Lester were both hovering between category 3 and 4 storms. The bright streaks across the ocean surface (crossing Hawaii and Lester) are areas of sunglint, where sunlight reflected directly back at the VIIRS imager.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasts 5-8 tropical cyclones this year

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center the outlook for this year is 5-8 tropical cyclones. The Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

Fishermen flock to the shoreline of Hilo Bay during the 'king tide' event to catch Halalu (Juvenile Akule, Big Eye Scad) Thursday (May 25) fronting the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

‘King tides’ forecast to bring highest tide levels of the year

An observable phenomenon this weekend on shorelines and low-lying areas in Hawaii heralds the arrival of the highest ‘king tides’ of the year, that will occur over a couple days around May 26, June 23, and July 21.

Crash on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) near the Keaau-Pahoa Bypass Road (Route 130) on Monday, May 22, 2017. Photo special to Hawaii 24/7 by Rickson Wichep

Vehicle crashes, flips in Keaau pinning and killing driver Monday (May 22)

Crews arrived to find a vehicle flipped onto the driver’s side with the driver partially pinned in the vehicle. The male driver was unresponsive with a weak pulse and a massive head injury.

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Volcano Watch: HVO’s website makeover is more than skin deep

The changes to HVO’s website are much more than “skin” deep—its “bones” are completely different.

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Man and woman wanted on bench warrants

May 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of two individuals wanted for outstanding bench warrants. These individuals have no known connection to each other, however both have ties to the Puna District.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that the enforcement period for the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign starts today and runs through June 4. During this period, police will increase island wide enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws.

National ‘Click It or Ticket’ seatbelt, child restraint awareness campaign begins

May 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that the enforcement period for the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign starts today and runs through June 4. During this period, police will increase island wide enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws.

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Police are searching for two suspects in connection with a Keaau robbery

May 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery incident that occurred Thursday morning (May 18) in Keaʻau and is asking for the public’s help in identifying one of the suspects whose image was captured on video surveillance.

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Police are searching for Crystal Lemaster who was reported missing Sunday (May 21). Lemaster is a 32-year-old woman, 4 foot 11 inches in height, 140 pounds, brown eyes with a partially shaved head. Lemaster was last seen wearing red plaid clothing in Kurtistown, Puna.

Police are searching for a woman reported missing

May 23, 2017

Police are searching for Crystal Lemaster who was reported missing Sunday (May 21). Lemaster is a 32-year-old woman, 4 foot 11 inches in height, 140 pounds, brown eyes with a partially shaved head. Lemaster was last seen wearing red plaid clothing in Kurtistown, Puna.

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Gas prices about the same now as the beginning of the year

May 23, 2017

The national average gasoline price today is nearly the same (up 1.5 cents) as it was to start the year ($2.34), compared to the average increase of 47 cents, and also nearly the same as Memorial Day last year ($2.33). The stability at the pump is likely sparking optimism for the upcoming summer driving season […]

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Hawaii Crop Weather Report for the week ending May 21, 2017

May 22, 2017

The Waimea Irrigation Systems level at the Puukapu reservoir was marked at 50.00 feet (51.70 MG) as of Thursday, May 18, 2017, up 4 feet from the previous Thursday reading. The Puu Pulehu reservoir was marked at 18.50 feet (106.75 MG) on May 18, unchanged from the prior week. A mandatory ten percent conservation remained […]

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Rep Gabbard co-sponsors legislation to prevent collection of emails without a warrant

May 22, 2017

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Scott Perry (R-PA), both founding members of the Fourth Amendment Caucus, introduced legislation today to permanently codify protections on Americans’ privacy. Last month, the NSA announced it is ending its collection of Americans’ Internet communications that merely mention identifying terms for foreign targets, but are not to or from those […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.35/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 3 cents per gallon the past week

May 22, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.35/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Rep Gabbard condemns new arms deal with Saudi Arabia

May 21, 2017

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Saturday (May 20) condemned the Trump Administration’s new $460 billion arms deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—$110 billion immediately and $350 billion over the next 10 years—a country with a devastating record of human rights violations at home and abroad, and a long history of providing support to terrorist organizations that […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:41 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 20) to the Wailuku River near Piihonua Bridge for two injured swimmers in distress.

Three swimmers were swept by the river currents over the Piihonua diversion dam into the waters below just above Piihonua Bridge. Two of the swimmers suffered injuries to their legs.

Two injured swimmers rescued from Wailuku River Saturday (May 20)

May 21, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:41 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 20) to the Wailuku River near Piihonua Bridge for two injured swimmers in distress. Three swimmers were swept by the river currents over the Piihonua diversion dam into the waters below just above Piihonua Bridge. Two of the swimmers suffered injuries to their legs.

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AARP Hawaii Seeks 2017 Andrus Award nominees

May 20, 2017

AARP Hawaii is accepting nominations for its 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Hawaii residents, 50 and older, who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:03 p.m. alarm Friday (May 19) to a structure fire at 68-3588 Makuahine Street in Waikoloa.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and a moderate amount of flames in the garage of a single story home with all residents safe outside the home.

Fire burns garage in Waikoloa Friday (May 19)

May 20, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:03 p.m. alarm Friday (May 19) to a structure fire at 68-3588 Makuahine Street in Waikoloa. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and a moderate amount of flames in the garage of a single story home with all residents safe outside the home.

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