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Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa Observatory — The Keeling Curve recognized as landmark science Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 23, 2015 Endangered Hawaiian hawk heading for Honolulu Zoo Volcano Watch: Lava from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is still active, but not an immediate threat Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 16, 2015 Three injured after small plane crashes at Hilo International Airport Volcano Watch: April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 9, 2015 Updates from Rep. Gabbard (March 11-April 1) LavaTalk: April 3, 2015 update on Kilauea
 
The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory with Mauna Kea in the background. Photo courtesy of MLSO

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa Observatory — The Keeling Curve recognized as landmark science

Continuous CO2 monitoring began on Mauna Loa in 1958, when Charles David Keeling installed state-of-the-art instrumentation high on the remote north flank of the volcano and began carefully measuring the amount of CO2 in the air.

This satellite image was captured on Monday, April 20, 2015 by the Landsat 8 satellite. Although this is a false-color image, the color map has been chosen to mimic what the human eye would expect to see. Bright red pixels depict areas of very high temperatures and show active lava. White areas are clouds. The lava flow field is partly obscured by clouds, but the image shows much of the activity on the June 27th flow. There have been three areas of breakouts active on the June 27th flow recently. The breakout on the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō is obscured by clouds, but the breakout north of Kahaualeʻa is visible through patchy clouds in this image. This breakout has been active recently at the forest boundary, triggering small brush fires. The farthest breakout is about 6 km (4 miles) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and consists of scattered activity at the forest boundary.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 23, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit began to inflate on Tuesday, April 21, and was still inflating as of Thursday. The lava level in the summit lava lake rose in concert to it’s highest level since 2008.

Injured io nicknamed ‘Hawaii’s Warrior Princess’

Endangered Hawaiian hawk heading for Honolulu Zoo

Injured io nicknamed ‘Hawaii’s Warrior Princess’

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Volcano Watch: Lava from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is still active, but not an immediate threat

Lava erupting from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō since mid-March 2015 has spread slowly and irregularly across three areas. These active lava flows are not presently posing an immediate threat to any community in the Puna District of the Island of Hawai‘i.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 16, 2015

There have been no major changes at Kīlauea’s summit vent, which continues to host an active lava lake. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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Three injured after small plane crashes at Hilo International Airport

Three people were injured when their small plane crashed about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday (April 14) at Hilo International Airport.

Wreckage of a clubhouse on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo, Hawai‘i, caused by a tsunami generated by the April 1, 1946, earthquake in the Aleutian Islands. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Volcano Watch: April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii

April 1, 2015, marked the 69th anniversary of the 1946 tsunami that devastated the Island of Hawai‘i, causing widespread damage and taking 159 lives.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 9, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts near Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The front of the breakout farthest downslope had advanced very little over the past week.

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (March 11-April 1)

Gabbard attends 2015 South by Southwest Interactive Festival and joins a bipartisan panel called “Millennials: The Unstoppable Force”

In the time since our last overflight (March 24), a new collapse pit has formed in the western portion of Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater. This circular pit can be seen in the lower left portion of the photograph, and measures about 27 m (roughly 90 ft) in diameter. Numerous hot cracks were observed in this general area during previous visits on foot. Photo taken Friday, April 3, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: April 3, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

All breakout activity remain in the upslope portion of the June 27th flow field near the vent.

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Free EBT equipment for authorized farmers, markets

April 20, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made funds available that enable the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide eligible farmers markets and direct marketing farmers with free electronic benefit transfer (EBT) equipment to process Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Administered through the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), the […]

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Statewide employment forecast to expand 2.9%

April 20, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has announced the release of its Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term Future – 2016 publication, which forecasts that statewide employment will expand by 2.9 percent, or 19,760 jobs, from the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2016. All major industries will display […]

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Senate passes nearly 200 bills on second crossover

April 19, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE The State Senate passed 135 House bills that addresses areas of domestic violence, beach protection, education, public safety, energy, and a number of other measures aimed at ensuring the health and well-being of the residents of Hawaii. A total of 197 bills have passed third reading by the Senate and will be returning […]

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House passes nearly 150 measures on final crossover

April 19, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives passed nearly 150 Senate measures dealing with education, housing and homelessness, health, seniors, agriculture, invasive species and the environment, public safety and improving the quality of life for Hawaii residents. Among the most significant bills passed by the House were SB1028 that attempts to harmonize the requirements of […]

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Pour some fun at Ka‘u Coffee Festival (April 24-May 3)

April 19, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE Showcasing all that makes the rural District of Ka‘u so special, the Ka‘u Coffee Festival perks with activities for all ages April 24-May 3. Now in its seventh year, the festival not only showcases Ka‘u’s multi, award-winning coffees at numerous events, but also features stargazing, a rainforest hike and much more. “We’ve got […]

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Senate confirms Enright at DOA chairman

April 19, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE In a unanimous decision on the Senate floor, State Senators confirmed Scott Enright as the Chairperson of the Department of Agriculture (DOA). Enright has served as the director of the Department of Agriculture since January 2014, and deputy director for the previous two years. Enright serves as national chair of the National Association […]

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No tsunami threat from 6.4M quake near Taiwan Sunday (April 19)

April 19, 2015

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 occurred in the southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 3:42 p.m. HAST, Sunday, April 19, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Big Island lane closures for the week of April 18-24, 2015

April 18, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VICINITY OF HONAUNAU Alternating single lane closures on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Milepost Markers 106 and 107 in the vicinity of Honaunau on Monday, […]

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Police have located Jan Shon Laio, a 60-year-old woman from Pahoa who was reported as missing.

Police locate 60-year-old Pahoa woman reported missing

April 18, 2015

Police have located Jan Shon Laio, a 60-year-old woman from Pahoa who was reported as missing.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a spike in auto thefts in the Hilo District.

In March, 38 vehicles were reported stolen in Hilo. That compares with 21 stolen in March 2014 and 19 stolen in February of this year. In addition, police responded to eight reports of attempted auto thefts.

Police report 38 vehicles stolen in Hilo in March

April 17, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a spike in auto thefts in the Hilo District. In March, 38 vehicles were reported stolen in Hilo. That compares with 21 stolen in March 2014 and 19 stolen in February of this year. In addition, police responded to eight reports of attempted auto thefts.

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Friday, April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Strong 6.5M earthquake near Fiji, no tsunami threat Friday (April 17)

April 17, 2015

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 occurred in the Fiji islands region at 5:52 a.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time on Friday, April 17, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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