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Groundbreaking for Queen Kaahumanu Hwy widening project Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 3, 2015 Volcano Watch: From WATCH to WARNING and back: Kīlauea Volcano’s status changes during past year Tropical Storm Ignacio moving away from main Hawaiian Islands, high surf warning in effect Hurricane Jimena should not affect Hawaii other than high surf Mules and horse used to rescue hikers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Public urged to prepare for hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 27, 2015 Volcano Watch: What happens to lava flows after they enter the ocean? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 20, 2015
 
From left to right: Kahu Daniel ‘Kaniela’ Akaka Jr.; Ed Sniffen, HDOT Deputy Director of Highways; Cindy Evans, State House of Representatives; Dru Mamo Kanuha, Hawaii County Council Chair; Chad Goodfellow, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. President; Ford Fuchigami, HDOT Director; Steve Goodfellow, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. CEO; Ed Brown, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. Director of Operations; Nicole Lowen, State House of Representatives; Mayela Sosa, Federal Highways Administration Division Administrator.

Groundbreaking for Queen Kaahumanu Hwy widening project

This project consists of the widening of the highway from a two-lane to four-lane highway from Kealakehe Parkway to Keahole Airport Road.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 3, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. All active lava remains within about 8 km (5 mi) of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

From September 4, 2014, to March 25, 2015, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists raised the Volcano Alert Level for Kīlauea from WATCH to WARNING as the June 27th lava flow advanced toward Pāhoa and posed an imminent hazard and threat to nearby communities and infrastructure. Shown here on September 12, the leading edge of the lava flow (marked by dense smoke, middle right) burned through thick forest less than 200 m (220 yds) from the boundary of Kahoe Homesteads (lower left). USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: From WATCH to WARNING and back: Kīlauea Volcano’s status changes during past year

This week marks the one-year anniversary of when the June 27th lava flow was considered by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists to be an imminent threat to Kaohe Homesteads residents in the Puna District.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 a.m. HST Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Tropical Storm Ignacio moving away from main Hawaiian Islands, high surf warning in effect

Ignacio weakens to a tropical storm but dangerous high surf will be affecting east facing shores of the island.

Tropical Storm Kilo, Hawaii, Tropical Storm Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 11 p.m. HST Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Hurricane Jimena should not affect Hawaii other than high surf

An east swell from distant Hurricane Jimena will build surf along east facing shores through the weekend. East facing shores are currently seeing high surf from Hurricane Ignacio.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park stock manager Jordan Barthold (first) and first responder TJ Magno head down Keauhou Trail Thursday (Aug 27). 

Mules and horse used to rescue hikers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Last week, park mules and a horse transported two injured hikers suffering from dehydration to safety.

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Public urged to prepare for hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

National Weather Service (NWS) reported this morning that Ignacio maintained its Category 1 strength overnight and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane sometime today. Forecasts show Ignacio weakening back to Category 1 status as it approaches, and impacts to the state could be felt as early as Sunday evening.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 27, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level, which fluctuates in response to summit inflation and deflation, varied this past week between about 148–190 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

1950 Mauna Loa eruption. Label on back: “Official Photo, U.S. Air Force.”

Volcano Watch: What happens to lava flows after they enter the ocean?

Does lava continue to flow exactly as it did on land or does it behave differently after it enters the ocean?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 20, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level, which fluctuates in response to summit inflation and deflation, varied this past week between about 197–220 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) for north, east and south shores of Hawaii Island.

Surf is forecast to be in the 6-12 foot range overnight rising to 15-20 feet late Sunday.

Very high ocean water is forecast to be surging and sweeping across beaches, coastal benches and lava flows creating the potential for impacts to coastal properties and infrastructure including roadways.

High surf warning for Hawaii Island until Tuesday (Sept 1)

August 29, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) for north, east and south shores of Hawaii Island. Surf is forecast to be in the 6-12 foot range overnight rising to 15-20 feet late Sunday. Very high ocean water is forecast to be surging and sweeping […]

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Monthly Civil Defense siren test cancelled for Tuesday (Sept 1)

August 29, 2015

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) has cancelled the monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2015. This cancellation is to avoid confusion as Hurricane Ignacio moves by the Hawaiian Islands.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island through today and for east facing shores of the island through Sunday (Aug 30).

High surf advisory for Hawaii Island, may reach warning levels later

August 29, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island through today and for east facing shores of the island through Sunday (Aug 30).

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Umauma Bridge construction. July 12, 2015. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of August 29-September 4, 2015

August 29, 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) KAAWALII GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between Jardine Road and Old Mamalahoa Highway in the vicinity of Kaawalii […]

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Friday, August 28, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio forecast to track near Hawaii Island

August 28, 2015

Ignacio is a category one hurricane and may strength further over the next day or so followed by weakening which is expected to begin Sunday.

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Hawaiian Electric Companies prepare for Hurricane Ignacio

August 28, 2015

With significant rainfall and thunderstorms expected from Hurricane Ignacio, the Hawaiian Electric Companies have activated our emergency response plans and have been making preparations to quickly respond to customer outages and other potential impacts to our systems.

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Hawaii Red Cross prepares for Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

August 28, 2015

The Hawaii Red Cross has been working throughout the week calling down hundreds of volunteers in preparation for Hurricane Ignacio and Tropical Storm Jimena. The Red Cross is watching the situation closely and working with local and state officials, ready to respond as needed.

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Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 8 a.m. HST Friay, August 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Emergency proclamation signed by Gov Ige for arrival of Hurricane Ignacio

August 28, 2015

This afternoon, Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that even though Ignacio’s track is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state.

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The Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and the Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a Downtown Hilo Business Watch meeting on Thursday, September 3.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring the downtown businesses and residents together with the police department to create a safe and better environment for Downtown Hilo.

Police to hold Downtown Hilo Business Watch meeting Thursday (Sept 3)

August 28, 2015

The Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and the Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a Downtown Hilo Business Watch meeting on Thursday, September 3. The purpose of the meeting is to bring the downtown businesses and residents together with the police department to create a safe and better environment for Downtown Hilo.

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Stene: Union’s status quo is unsustainable

August 28, 2015

I am very annoyed by the United Public Worker’s (UPW’s) slickly produced ads that state health care is people. Yes, health care is people, I get it. However, the overhead cost of these same people is strangling the hospitals to death. I don’t see the unions, such as the UPW, helping matters by reducing that […]

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Police release photos of murdered Kona man and his truck

August 28, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have released a photo of a man whose body was found August 9 in Captain Cook. The victim, 69-year-old Dolores Borja Valle of Hōlualoa, was also known as “Lolo.” An autopsy determined that he died from sharp and blunt force trauma to the head and that the manner of death was homicide. […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident Wednesday evening in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna.

In response to an 8:25 p.m. call, officers received a report that two men wearing masks had gone to a home on 23rd Avenue and assaulted a 64-year-old man. The men then reportedly fled the area in a white pickup truck described as possibly a Nissan or Datsun.

Police investigate assault in Hawaiian Paradise Park

August 28, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident Wednesday evening in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna. In response to an 8:25 p.m. call, officers received a report that two men wearing masks had gone to a home on 23rd Avenue and assaulted a 64-year-old man. The men then reportedly fled the area in a […]

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