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Governor Ige commits to allow TMT construction to move forward Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicts above-normal hurrican season Emotional speech honors the fallen on Memorial Day in Hilo Monday (May 25) 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
 
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Governor Ige commits to allow TMT construction to move forward

In a press conference Tuesday (May 26) Governor David Ige committed to allow the Thirty Meter Telescope construction to move ahead. Gov Ige also announced a plan for the future stewardship of Mauna Kea.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicts above-normal hurrican season

Five to eight tropical cyclones are predicted for the Central Pacific this upcoming hurricane season.

Lt. Col. Jacob A. Peterson, Garrison Commander of Pohakuloa Training Area.

Emotional speech honors the fallen on Memorial Day in Hilo Monday (May 25)

‘Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day and Always’ program at the East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Hilo Monday, May 25, 2015.

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.

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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Police charge HCCC inmate with burglary committed in 2014

May 15, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested an inmate at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center in connection with a burglary last year at a business in Kurtistown. On July 31, 2014, someone entered a flower warehouse on North Ala Road and removed various items. Police investigation linked the burglary to 22-year-old Luke Kaniaupio, who had been sentenced to […]

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Police arrest man in connection with Hilo burglary

May 15, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a burglary in Hilo last year at a gymnasium on Shipman Street in Hilo. On October 18, a 42-inch Hisense brand flat-screen television was removed from a gym on Shipman Street in Hilo.

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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, May 15, 2015

May 15, 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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PTA to open Keamuku for bow hunting this weekend May 16-17, 2015

May 15, 2015

Army officials are the opening the Keamuku Maneuver Area, here, for hunting May 16-17, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Keamuku Maneuver Area will be open for bow hunting of feral goats and pigs only. All hunters must check in and check out at one of the following hunter’s check-in stations: Kilohana, located on Saddle […]

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