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HIBT 2014: Day 4 Ground broken for $27.9M southern segment of Mamalahoa bypass HIBT 2014: Day 3 HIBT 2104: Day 1 Thirty Meter Telescope ready to begin construction Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 24, 2014 Volcano Watch: Five restless and erupting Alaska volcanoes keep scientists busy in June Governor Abercrombie and Senator Ige face off in Waimea forum Lyman Museum to hold Ni‘ihau ‘Alilea shell workshops Military to convoy from PTA to Kawaihae (July 22-Aug 3)
 
China Sea Wolf Club jumps into first with largest billfish of the week

HIBT 2014: Day 4

China Sea Wolf Club jumps into first with largest billfish of the week

Mayor Kenoi: ‘It’s not about asphalt. It’s about connecting family and friends.’

Ground broken for $27.9M southern segment of Mamalahoa bypass

Mayor Kenoi: ‘It’s not about asphalt. It’s about connecting family and friends.’

Japan, Vanuatu, China atop leaderboard; Bowman of Northern Lights tops captain list

HIBT 2014: Day 3

Japan, Vanuatu, China atop leaderboard; Bowman of Northern Lights tops captain list

Teams from five countries on the scoreboard; China Sea Wolf Club leading the way

HIBT 2104: Day 1

Teams from five countries on the scoreboard; China Sea Wolf Club leading the way

Henry Yang: ‘It has been an amazing journey for TMT, from idea to shovel-ready project’

Thirty Meter Telescope ready to begin construction

Henry Yang: ‘It has been an amazing journey for TMT, from idea to shovel-ready project’

Spatter landed on wooden fencing laying on the ground at the closed tourist overlook, igniting it in a few places. Photo taken on Wednesday (July 23). Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 24, 2014

A collapse at the Halemaumau Overlook Vent Wednesday (July 23) sent molten lava flying out of the vent and onto the abandonded visitor’s area burning the old wooden fencing.

Composite false-color Landsat-8 satellite image of Semisopochnoi Island on July 14, 2014, produced by combining the shortwave infrared, near infrared, and visible wavelength data. This color combination enhances the visualization of vegetation, exposed rocks, and snow (light blue). This is a rare, partly cloudy satellite image and some of the volcanic features are indicated. The image does not show evidence of increased surface temperatures in response to the increased number of volcanic earthquakes that began in early June 2014. For information about Ladsat8 see the website: http://landsat.usgs.gov/index.php.

Volcano Watch: Five restless and erupting Alaska volcanoes keep scientists busy in June

Do you want to know which volcanoes in the U.S. are erupting or may be about to erupt? You can find answers on the U.S. Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program website.

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Governor Abercrombie and Senator Ige face off in Waimea forum

Video from the live stream broadcast from Waimea

Lei created from `alilea shells

Lyman Museum to hold Ni‘ihau ‘Alilea shell workshops

For the very first time ever, men (and women too!) will have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind Ni‘ihau shell lei that traditionally is made and worn by men for very special occasions such as a wedding, or a hula hālau performance.

A military convoy pulls over onto the shoulder of Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 190) to let traffic pass after exiting Saddle Road as it heads South to Waikolola Road. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Military to convoy from PTA to Kawaihae (July 22-Aug 3)

Oahu-based Marines will convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor, July 22-Aug. 3, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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McDonald’s sponsors pedestrian safety decals at schools

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Ronald McDonald’s famous red shoeprints will once again make an appearance across the state as part of this year’s McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Decal Installation Program. Over the past three years, McDonald’s will have installed 66 decals in more than 50 elementary schools. The program is part of the State of […]

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Damage to coastal trail near Honokohau Beach

Public informational meeting regarding the protection of water resources (July 31)

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Makani Hou o Kaloko-Honokohau will sponsor an informational meeting regarding the protection of water resources on July 31. The meeting is open to the public and will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the County Council Chambers (building A) at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Present will be Fred Cachola, President of Makani […]

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Park offers free Hawaiian music songwriting retreat

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is offering a two-day Hawaiian music songwriting retreat for beginners on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17. Hawaiian music, language and haku mele (Hawaiian song) experts Kenneth Makuakane and Kaliko Trapp-Beamer will lead the workshops. Both workshops run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be held […]

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Report shows Access Learning pilot enhances teaching and student learning

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE A first-year report on the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE) Access Learning pilot presented to the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) today shows the initiative is helping to reduce burden on teachers, increase student engagement and responsibility, and improve parents’ support of public schools. Last year, the DOE unveiled Access Learning, […]

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Youth choral society accepting registrations

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Kona choral society youth chorus is accepting registrations from all students, grades 3 – 12 for the 2014-15 year. As a gift to the community in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Kona Choral Society organization, tuition fees, representing $300 per student, are waived for the current year. The year long program […]

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State general fund ending balance at $664.8 million

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii concluded fiscal year 2014 with a $664.8 million ending balance, according to the preliminary close of 2014 accounts by the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS). The Department of Budget and Finance is providing this release as an annual update to the budgetary ending balance concluding fiscal year […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an armed robbery in late May in the Hāmākua area.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 25, police responded to Waipio Valley after receiving a report from a 54-year-old Florida man that while walking up Waipio Valley Road, a dark Jeep Wrangler drove past him and stopped approximately 50 yards away.

Police investigate May robbery on Waipo Valley Road

July 28, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an armed robbery in late May in the Hāmākua area. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 25, police responded to Waipio Valley after receiving a report from a 54-year-old Florida man that while walking up Waipio Valley Road, a dark Jeep Wrangler drove past him and stopped approximately 50 yards […]

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During the week of July 21, 2014, through July 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 683 DUI arrests compared with 701 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for July 21-27, 2014

July 28, 2014

During the week of July 21, 2014, through July 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 683 DUI arrests compared with 701 during […]

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Police change Honaunau case to murder after victim dies

July 28, 2014

The victim of a July 3 shooting in Hōnaunau has died from his injuries. As a result, Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified the case from attempted murder to murder. Todd Shaver, 52, of Hōnaunau was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital at 7:45 p.m. Saturday (July 26). An autopsy has been ordered to determine the […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified a suspicious death of an infant to murder following an eight-month investigation and recent results of an autopsy.

On November 25, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of possible child abuse. Responding officers learned that Fire Department rescue personnel had taken an unresponsive 18-month-old boy to the hospital with multiple bruises reportedly from a fall several days earlier.

Police investigate murder of infant in Kona

July 28, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified a suspicious death of an infant to murder following an eight-month investigation and recent results of an autopsy. On November 25, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of possible child abuse. Responding officers learned that Fire Department rescue personnel had taken an unresponsive 18-month-old boy to the hospital with […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.35/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 1.3 cents per gallon the past week

July 28, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.35/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (July 21-27)

July 28, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE GABBARD VOTES TO PREVENT RENEWED U.S. MILITARY ROLE IN IRAQ Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has voted to pass a bipartisan resolution that would limit President Barack Obama’s ability to commit U.S. troops to Iraq. The House passed H.Con.Res. 105 with overwhelming support by a vote of 370-40. It prohibits the president from deploying or […]

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