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LavaTalk: September 1, 2014 update on Kilauea Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting (Aug 30) LavaTalk: August 31, 2014 update on Kilauea Geothermal meeting ends with punches being thrown LavaTalk: August 30, 2014 update on Kilauea Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 29, 2014 HawaiianTel restores service to all but 500 customers in Puna Volcano Watch: June 27th lava flow activity continues, so stay informed! LavaTalk: August 28-29, 2014 update on Kilauea FEMA denies request for disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Iselle damage
 
This wide view taken Monday (Sept 1), looking west, shows the position of the June 27th flow front relative to the nearby Kaohe Homesteads subdivision. The front of the flow is moving through thick forest, and its position can be seen by the plumes of smoke above the center of the photograph. Near these active surface flows, there was also steaming from a ground crack, resulting from lava deep in the crack. The farthest point of this steaming was 1.7 km (1.1 miles) west of the boundary of the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: September 1, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The front of the flow is moving through thick forest. Steam coming from a ground crack due to lava deep within is about 1.1 miles West of the boundary of the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision.

The start of the Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact meeting while it was civil. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting (Aug 30)

Video from the Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting Saturday (Aug 30) at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School). Concerns and questions are raised about the release of Hydrogen Sulfide gas on the day night of Tropical Storm Iselle.

This image is from a research camera positioned on Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking North. Image taken at 6:09 a.m., Sunday, August 31, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: August 31, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The June 27th lava flow remains active, with continued advancement of the flow front towards the northeast. The farthest portion of the June 27th flow is issuing from a ground crack and advancing through thick forest, creating small brush fires.

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Geothermal meeting ends with punches being thrown

The Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact Meeting was winding down to a conclusion when an attendee started shouting and eventually threw punches at organizers.

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LavaTalk: August 30, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

Lava Flow Update by Hawaii County Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on August 30, 2014. Lava flow is advancing as it spills out of the crack.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 29, 2014

On the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, the June 27th flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō remained active. The farthest point on the steaming ground crack was 11.9 km (7.4 mi) from the vent.

Another photo of a different 1,200-pair cable. Photo courtesy of HawaiianTel.

HawaiianTel restores service to all but 500 customers in Puna

Hawaiian Telcom restored service to more than 1,000 customers in the Puna District over the past two days, bringing the total number of customers out of service to about 500. Thousands of damaged wires needed to be spliced together.

This figure compares the photo above with an equivalent view from a thermal camera on August 28, 2014. The plumes of smoke mark the farthest active lava on the surface (small, scattered lobes of pāhoehoe), which are also shown as small hotspots in the thermal image. The pad of lava that emerged from the ground crack earlier this week was inactive at the surface but still quite warm (high temperature patch in center of image). East of this pad of lava, steaming (just below the center of the photograph) has appeared over the past day, suggesting that lava is continuing to advance below the surface along a ground crack. Direct views into the crack were not possible due to thick vegetation, but close views of the steaming areas with the thermal camera reveal temperatures up to 190 C (370 F). These high temperature are further evidence of lava moving through the crack. Photos courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: June 27th lava flow activity continues, so stay informed!

In response to the USGS/HVO Aug. 22, 2014, news release that Kīlauea’s June 27th lava flow could become a concern for communities downhill of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has quickly organized a series of informational meetings.

Jim Kauahikaua, Scientist in Charge at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Darryl Oliveira, Director of Hawaii County Civil Defense brief the audience Thursday (Aug 28) at the Pahoa Community Center on the progression and preparations in regards to the lava flow. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

LavaTalk: August 28-29, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

Lava Flow Update by Hawaii County Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on August 28, 2014.

A home in Hawaiian Paradise Park damaged from a fallen tree during Tropical Storm Iselle. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

FEMA denies request for disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Iselle damage

The State of Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration due to Tropical Storm Iselle was denied today by Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate.

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HEI submits plan for energy future

August 27, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Highlights of the plan, to be achieved by 2030: * More than 65 percent renewable energy * Electric bills reduced by 20 percent * Nearly triple the amount of distributed solar Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., and its subsidiaries, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc and Maui […]

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Schatz announces $2M to improve Puna water infrastructure

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced the award of $1.9 million in federal funding to the Hawaiian Shores Community Association in Puna. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding will help the homeowner’s association improve and repair the community’s water system, ensuring safer, clean water and providing adequate water flow for fire protection. […]

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UH-Hilo in search of new tennis coach

UH-Hilo in search of new tennis coach

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii at Hilo Tennis Coach Karl Sloss has resigned to pursue his certification as a registered dietitician announced UH Hilo Interim Athletic Director Tim Moore Monday (Aug 25). Sloss joined took over the tennis program in November 2012 and has guided the program through two seasons. “While his time with the […]

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Hawaii Red Cross recruiting disaster volunteers

August 26, 2014

The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the islands of Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai. “A critical piece in preparing our local communities for disasters like Iselle before they occur is having trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.

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On the Big Island, damaged trees in the Puna district have continued to fall over in some areas affected by the past storm. Pastures in windward areas are greener than normal for this time of the year. Daily rainfall received around the island reduced the need for irrigation.

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August 26, 2014

On the Big Island, damaged trees in the Puna district have continued to fall over in some areas affected by the past storm. Pastures in windward areas are greener than normal for this time of the year. Daily rainfall received around the island reduced the need for irrigation.

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Hilo man is back in jail after escape

Hilo man is back in jail after escape

August 26, 2014

A 27-year-old Hilo man is back in jail after being arrested in connection with a reported escape Friday (August 22) from the Hale Nani correctional facility. Kalaikona Fukuhara was located in Hilo on Sunday (August 24) and taken into custody without incident. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree escape and promoting prison contraband. He […]

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Extreme makeover … Kahilu Theatre edition

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Kahilu Theatre patrons will be treated this fall to a live extreme makeover of their very own 30-plus-year-old theatre. Kahilu Theatre Foundation was awarded $1.5 million in grant-in-aid funding for capital improvements from the Hawaii State Legislature during the 2013 legislative session. This facility improvement project is already well under way with design […]

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Educator, public input sought on student assessments

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education is seeking educators, parents, business and community leaders to review test questions aligned to the Hawaii Common Core standards and help recommend achievement levels for grade-level proficiency. Beginning spring 2015, public school students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take new Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts […]

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State awards $657,388 for workforce development

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has announced the award of six grants designed to strengthen local small businesses through training programs. The grants will be used as seed money to develop innovative education and training curricula in economic sectors identified by Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, the […]

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Schatz urges major disaster declaration

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has written letters to President Barack Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate supporting the State of Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration due to damages caused by Tropical Storm Iselle from Aug. 7-9, 2014. “Tropical Storm Iselle caused strong winds, heavy rain, flooding, high […]

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Zero-waste biofuel program awarded $1.6M

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has presented a $1.6 million check on behalf of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s (HDOA) Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) to the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center’s (DKI-PBARC) zero-waste biofuel and high-protein feed program on Hawaii Island. DKI-PBARC, and Florida-based BioTork LLC, have invested more than $1 […]

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Governor releases $39M for UH facility improvements

August 26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE As the fall semester kicks off, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of $39 million to the University of Hawaii (UH) System for capital improvement projects (CIP) at various campuses. “These projects, at campuses from Lihue to Hilo, are long-term investments in our state university system, an anchor of our island community,” […]

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