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Big Island Chocolate Festival 2015 announces winners Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 21, 2015 Volcano Watch: Recent activity highlights Kīlauea Volcano’s restless nature Layoffs announced for Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘u Hospital Magma moves towards the Southwest Rift Zone after drop in Halemaumau lava lake Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 14, 2015 Volcano Watch: Restless activity beneath Mauna Loa continues Police Week ceremony in Hilo Monday (May 11) Pair of quakes shake the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9) House adjourns 2015 regular session
 
Annual three-day event promotes island's growing cacao industry, adds dinner soiree

Big Island Chocolate Festival 2015 announces winners

Annual three-day event promotes island’s growing cacao industry, adds dinner soiree

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 21, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level dropped rapidly in response to summit deflation. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake dropped from nearly overflowing on April 26, 2015 (left), to about 62 m (203 ft) below the newly created (by multiple overflows) vent rim on May 15, 2015 (right). Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Recent activity highlights Kīlauea Volcano’s restless nature

Kīlauea made the news this past month with many changes, including an elevated lava lake level at the volcano’s summit. So, what exactly happened over the past month, and what does it mean?

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Layoffs announced for Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘u Hospital

Nearly 90 employees will be laid off and some services will be cut at Hilo Medical Center, Ka‘u Hospital and Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua because of a projected $7 million deficit in the fiscal year starting July 1, 2015

Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake continued to drop today (May 15, 2015). Measurements of the lake surface late Friday afternoon (May 15) showed that it was 62 m (203 ft) below the top of the newly-created vent rim, a ridge (or levee) of solidified lava about 8 m (26 ft) thick that accumulated on top of the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater floor from multiple overflows of the vent during the past two weeks. Photo taken Friday, May 15, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Magma moves towards the Southwest Rift Zone after drop in Halemaumau lava lake

On Wednesday (May 13), the focus of deformation changed to the southern part of Kīlauea’s summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone, where rapid and localized inflationary tilt was recorded.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 14, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake dropped out of view early in the week in response to summit deflation. As of Thursday, May 14, the lake was about 120 feet below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Restless activity beneath Mauna Loa continues

The recent high lava lake levels at Kīlauea Volcano have caught the attention of visitors and kama‘aina alike. But we shouldn’t forget that unrest at Mauna Loa continues.

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Police Week ceremony in Hilo Monday (May 11)

Fifth graders from Nā Wai Ola Public Charter School in Mountain View were among the members of the public who joined the Hawaiʻi Police Department in celebrating Police Week on Monday (May 11) at the Hilo police station.

Seismic recordings in Hilo of Saturday morning's quakes on May 9, 2015.

Pair of quakes shake the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9)

A pair of temblors rocked the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9). At 2:17 a.m. a 3.1 magnitude (preliminary) quake struck the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park area while a second quake of 4.5 magnitude (preliminary) shook a minute later at 2:18 a.m. west of Pahala.

Kona Judiciary Complex, medical marijuana dispensaries among session accomplishments

House adjourns 2015 regular session

Kona Judiciary Complex, medical marijuana dispensaries among session accomplishments

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Strong quake near the Santa Cruz Islands, no tsunami threat

May 20, 2015

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands at 12:48 p.m. HST on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Waiākea Titans Gold: Front row, from left—Shesley Martines, Guyson Ogata, Kiaʻi Apele, Mikey Bugado. Back row—Officer Ryan Domingo, Rekky Prudencio, Magnus Namohala-Roloos, Kawai Kiko, Kilohana Haasenritter

Results of the HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” basketball tournament

May 19, 2015

More than 250 youths from 29 teams participated in the HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” elementary and intermediate basketball leagues, which ran from February through April with games at Andrews Gym, Carvalho Park and Pāpaʻikou Gym. Waiākea Titans Gold and Keaʻau Green both finished the intermediate league with unblemished 8-0 records.

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During the week of May 11, 2015, through May 17, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 372 DUI arrests compared with 485 during the same period last year, a decrease of 23.3 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of May 11-17 2015

May 19, 2015

During the week of May 11, 2015, through May 17, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 372 DUI arrests compared with 485 during the same period last year, a decrease […]

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Police are investigating a supermarket burglary Sunday (May 17)

May 18, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary at a supermarket Sunday (May 17). At approximately 1:35 a.m., two males broke into warehouse of a supermarket on the 200 block of Kinoʻole Street and removed alcohol and other beverages. Their images were recorded on surveillance cameras. They are described as being in their mid teens to […]

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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 (May 18) and runs through June 1. During this period, police will increase island wide enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws.

“Click It or Ticket” seatbelt campaign to start Monday (May 18)

May 18, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that the enforcement period for the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign starts today (May 18) and runs through June 1. During this period, police will increase island wide enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71/g, says gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 2.5 cents per gallon the past week

May 18, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71/g, says gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 16) to a brushfire near Kalopa Makai Road in Hamakua.

Firefighters arrived to find tall grass in a farm lot burning, rapidly growing due to wind and moving towards a residence. Crews were able to slow the fire's progress using Chopper One performing water drops and ground units.

Fire consumes 10 acres of land in Hamakua Saturday (May 16)

May 16, 2015

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 16) to a brushfire near Kalopa Makai Road in Hamakua. Firefighters arrived to find tall grass in a farm lot burning, rapidly growing due to wind and moving towards a residence. Crews were able to slow the fire’s progress using Chopper One performing water drops […]

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Big Island Lane closures for the week of May 16-22, 2015

May 16, 2015

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) VICINITY OF PAPAIKOU TO PAUKAA Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between Milepost Markers 10.0 and Milepost Marker 15.6 in […]

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Hilo man arrested and charged after confrontation Thursday (May 14)

May 15, 2015

A Hilo man is being held on a terroristic threatening charge in connection with a confrontation Thursday (May 14) in Hilo. At 8:12 a.m. Thursday, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report that a man had brandished a knife and firearm during a verbal argument and threatened a 42-year-old Hilo man and a 62-year […]

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Police seek identity of person at Waikoloa burglary scene

May 15, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person whose image was recorded on a surveillance photo obtained in connection with a burglary in Waikoloa in February. On February 2, someone entered a home on the 68-3500 block of Makuahine Street and removed two cell phones with a combined value of […]

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Police are searching for Kona gas station burglars

May 15, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying persons whose images were recorded on a surveillance photo recently obtained in connection with a burglary last year.

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Police investigate theft of fuel tanker from Honomu

May 15, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of a fuel tanker from Honomū last month. The custom made 500 gallon diesel fuel tanker was on a double-axle trailer on Old Māmalahoa Highway near the Honomū transfer station and had a red Honda fuel pump. It was rusted silver with a pump and nozzle toward the […]

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