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Tropical Storm Madeline, moves into the Central Pacific, expected to become a hurricane Sunday President Obama expands the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s “Old Faithful”—a thing of the past Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 25, 2016 Gov. Ige urges President Obama to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Halemaumau lava lake rises to highest levels since May 2015
 
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Tropical Storm Madeline, moves into the Central Pacific, expected to become a hurricane Sunday

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Madeline is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday night.

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President Obama expands the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Friday (Aug 26), President Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles — making it the world’s largest marine protected area.

Sketch map of Halemaumau, July 1909, J.M. Lydgate;
showing Old Faithful, areas of activity, sulphur fumes, caves, Fallen-in
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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s “Old Faithful”—a thing of the past

The Island of Hawai‘i once had its own “Old Faithful,” composed of lava rather than boiling water, located in Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 25, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 20 m and 40 m (66–131 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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Gov. Ige urges President Obama to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

“I am writing to convey my support for the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument as proposed by Senator Schatz in his June 16, 2016 letter.”

Zooming in on the lava lake, a closer camera view of the spattering lake surface late this afternoon. Photo taken Tuesday, August 23, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Halemaumau lava lake rises to highest levels since May 2015

The lava lake surface level has risen and is approximately 20 m (66 ft) below the crater rim. This is among the highest measured levels of the lake since May 2015.

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Results of Keoua’s 30th Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race Saturday (Aug 20)

August 20, 2016

The 30th annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Canoe Races were sponsored by Keoua Canoe Club and held at Honaunau Saturday (Aug 20). All races started and finished at Honaunau. The Juniors raced on a three mile course, Women and Mixed crews on an eight mile course, with the Men paddlers racing for 10 miles.

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Kilauea 61g lava flow ocean entry widens

August 20, 2016

The flow is entering the sea at several places near Kamokuna, building an increasingly large lava delta at the base of the sea cliff.

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Military convoys to and from Pohakuloa beginning Sunday (Aug 21)

August 20, 2016

Military service members are scheduled to convoy to and from Pohakuloa Training Area, beginning Sunday. Convoys will travel between PTA and Kawaihae Harbor, Aug. 21-27. Roadways affected include the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Mamalahoa Highway, Waikoloa Road, Queen Kaahumanu Highway and the Akoni Pule Corridor.

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Work continues on the County of Hawai‘i’s highway intersection improvement project this weekend. One lane of Māmalahoa Highway will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 to allow Hawaiian Telcom to relocate overhead cables to newly placed utility poles near the intersection of Māmalahoa Highway and Nāpo‘opo‘o Road in Kona.

Intersection work at Mamalahoa Hwy, Napoopoo Rd this weekend (Aug 20-21)

August 19, 2016

Work continues on the County of Hawai‘i’s highway intersection improvement project this weekend. One lane of Māmalahoa Highway will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 to allow Hawaiian Telcom to relocate overhead cables to newly placed utility poles near the intersection of Māmalahoa […]

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Agreement sets Kona Village Resort to be rebuilt, operational by 2019

August 18, 2016

Kamehameha Schools and Kennedy Wilson announced today they have reached final agreement on a ground lease of the Kona Village Resort property on Hawai‘i island.

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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 Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016

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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People who venture too close to Kīlauea's Kamokuna ocean entry—by land or by sea—are at risk from multiple hazards associated with lava flowing into the sea. The white plume formed by the interaction of lava and seawater is a corrosive mixture of super-heated steam, hydrochloric acid, and tiny particles of volcanic glass, all of which should be avoided. Lava deltas (new land formed at the ocean entry) can collapse without warning. Should the lava delta shown here collapse, fragments of molten lava and blocks of hot rock would be thrown both inland and seaward, potentially impacting people on the cliff above the ocean entry and in the boat in front of the delta. Photo taken Tusday, August 16, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. On the East Rift Zone, the “61g” flow continued to advance across the coastal plain and enter the ocean.

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Volcano Watch: August 6 explosive event at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit just one among many

August 18, 2016

The explosive event at Halemaʻumaʻu Crater’s lava lake on August 6, 2016, was the latest in a series that began in 2008.

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Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of drunk driving as part of a national campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which starts Friday (August 19) and runs through the Labor Day (September 5). During the campaign, police will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols island wide using federal grant funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Police to join national DUI checkpoint campaign starting Friday (Aug 19)

August 18, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of drunk driving as part of a national campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which starts Friday (August 19) and runs through the Labor Day (September 5). During the campaign, police will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols island wide using federal grant funding from the National […]

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The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure of Kukuihaele Park effective immediately and continuing through completion of construction activities, currently anticipated to be in April of 2017.

Kukuihaele Park closed for improvements until April 2017

August 17, 2016

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure of Kukuihaele Park effective immediately and continuing through completion of construction activities, currently anticipated to be in April of 2017.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have not yet identified the body of a man found floating Tuesday (August 16) off the Hāmākua Coast.

He is describe as Caucasian, 6-foot-3, 150 pounds with blue eyes, red medium-length hair and a red goatee. He is estimated to be in his late 20s to mid-30s.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday (August 23) to determine the cause of death.

Police seek identity of dead man found floating in ocean off Honolii Beach

August 17, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police have not yet identified the body of a man found floating Tuesday (August 16) off the Hāmākua Coast. He is describe as Caucasian, 6-foot-3, 150 pounds with blue eyes, red medium-length hair and a red goatee. He is estimated to be in his late 20s to mid-30s. An autopsy is scheduled for […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:08 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Aug 8) to the Honolii Beach area for a body reported floating offshore.

Crews in Rescue Boat 2 met with a boater of a 13' Boston Whaler who reported the body about 0.7 miles offshore of Honolii Beach. The body was found floating about 15 feet away from the Boston Whaler in the open ocean. Firefighters loaded the body onboard the rescue boat and transported it to the Wailoa Boat Ramp in Hilo where it was turned over to police.

Body found floating in ocean off Honolii Beach Park Tuesday (Aug 16)

August 16, 2016

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:08 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Aug 8) to the Honolii Beach area for a body reported floating offshore. Crews in Rescue Boat 2 met with a boater of a 13′ Boston Whaler who reported the body about 0.7 miles offshore of Honolii Beach. The body was found floating about 15 feet […]

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