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Mamalahoa Hwy (Route 11) in South Kona now OPEN, repairs to downed utility pole ongoing Winter Weather Advisory for Hawaii Island summits Hawaii County Inaugural Ceremonies in Hilo Monday (Dec 5) LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano Coast Guard is searching for possibly two persons in the ocean after empty boat is found Winter Storm Warning for summits and other advisories for Hawaii Island
 
Mamalahoa Highway south (Route 11) at the 98 Mile Marker in South Kona.

Mamalahoa Hwy (Route 11) in South Kona now OPEN, repairs to downed utility pole ongoing

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Highway south (Route 11) near 98 mile marker in Captain Cook is now open with one contraflow lane of traffic.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Hawaii Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Friday (Dec 8) for Hawaii Island summits above 12,000 feet.

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Hawaii County Inaugural Ceremonies in Hilo Monday (Dec 5)

Photos from the inauguration ceremonies in Hilo. Alexandra Roth leads the newly sworn-in Mayor, Prosecuting Attorney and County Council members and audience in singing Hawaii Aloha to close inauguration ceremonies.

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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano’s update status for Monday, December 5, 2016

Over the past week, the average daily sulfur dioxide emission rate at the summit has ranged from about 2,300 to 5,000 metric tons/day.

The Coast Guard received a report of an unmanned, adrift dinghy found offshore of the Big Island, five miles north of Kawaihae and the Kohala district, Dec. 4, 2016. The dinghy has evidence of recent use with two fishing rods, tackle box and fresh fish in the cooler aboard. (Courtesy photo/Released)

Coast Guard is searching for possibly two persons in the ocean after empty boat is found

The Coast Guard is searching for two possible persons in the water off of the Big Island, five miles north of Kawaihae and the Kohala district, Sunday (Dec 4).

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Winter Storm Warning for summits and other advisories for Hawaii Island

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Hawaii Island summits through 6 a.m. Monday (Dec 5) for summits above 11,000 feet. Heavy snow, blowing and drifting snow, strong winds and low visibilities will exist on summits. An additional 6-12 inches of snow is forecast for today and tonight.

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Volcano Watch: International gathering addresses best practices in volcano hazard assessment

December 1, 2016

In mid-November 2016, 70 representatives of volcano observatories from 20 volcanically active nations around the world came together at the Volcano Observatory Best Practices workshops.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016

On Dec. 1, a new breakout from the 61g vent area on the flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō sent a small surface flow to the east, on top of existing 61g flows.

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The Hawai'i Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) near the 31 mile post in North Kona is now open. This roadway was previously closed due to an earlier traffic accident, which later involved several agencies due to the complexity of the accident which caused additional delays. The Hawai'i Police Department thanks the public for their patience and understanding. Please drive with aloha.

Crash closes Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in Kona

December 1, 2016

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) near the 31 mile post in North Kona is now open. This roadway was previously closed due to an earlier traffic accident, which later involved several agencies due to the complexity of the accident which caused additional delays. The Hawai’i Police Department thanks the public […]

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Remembrance ceremony and memorial service announced for Rep. Clift Tsuji

December 1, 2016

On Sunday, December 4, a memorial service for Representative Clift Tsuji will be held in Hilo at Dodo Mortuary, 199 Wainaku Street in Hilo. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and the service at 4 p.m.

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A view from the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope on Mauna Kea summit area, December 1, 2016

Winter storm warning and other advisories as rough weather settles over Hawaii Island

December 1, 2016

Heavy snow with accumulations in excess of 6-12 inches is possible on summits. There is also the potential for sleet and also ice accumulations on summit roadways.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard urges President to halt Dakota Access Pipeline

December 1, 2016

The impact of the Dakota Access Pipeline is clear. Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the Dakota Pipeline, has a history of serious pipeline explosions, which have caused injury, death, and significant property damage in the past decade. The future operator of the planned pipeline, Sunoco Logistics, has had over 200 environmentally damaging oil spills […]

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The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.

Civil Defense siren test today at 11:45 a.m.

December 1, 2016

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.

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A High Surf Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday (Dec 2) for Hawaii Island east facing shores along south, north and east coasts. Surf in the 6-10 foot range is forecast. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Hawaii Island summits from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

Multiple weather advisories issued for Hawaii Island

November 30, 2016

A High Surf Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday (Dec 2) for Hawaii Island east facing shores along south, north and east coasts. Surf in the 6-10 foot range is forecast. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Hawaii Island summits from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

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Police warn about increase in counterfeit money being used

November 30, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an increase in counterfeit money in circulation. Kona police officers have been responding to numerous calls about fake $100 bills. The phony money looks, feels and appears to be real even after using the test pen, so police advise businesses and individuals to look for security features […]

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The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be working on the new traffic signals at the Henry St. and Alahou St. intersection beginning on Thursday, December 1st and ending on Thursday, December 15th.  Daily work hours are from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weather conditions permitting. There will be no work on the weekend.

Traffic signal installation on Henry Street in Kailua-Kona starting Thursday (Dec 1)

November 30, 2016

The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be working on the new traffic signals at the Henry St. and Alahou St. intersection beginning on Thursday, December 1st and ending on Thursday, December 15th. Daily work hours are from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weather conditions permitting. There will be no work on the weekend.

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The Hawaiʻi Police Department announces the return to West Hawaiʻi of the HI-PAL boxing program for boys and girls ages 8-17. Events will begin in February 2017.

For information on how to participate in the program—including registration details and information about scheduling pre-entry physical appointments—interested youth, parents and coaches may contact Community Police Officer Kapelieli Kauahikaua Jr. at 889-6540 or kapelieli.kauahikaua@hawaiicounty.gov.

Boxing makes a return to the HI-PAL sports program

November 30, 2016

The Hawaiʻi Police Department announces the return to West Hawaiʻi of the HI-PAL boxing program for boys and girls ages 8-17. Events will begin in February 2017. For information on how to participate in the program—including registration details and information about scheduling pre-entry physical appointments—interested youth, parents and coaches may contact Community Police Officer Kapelieli […]

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Op-Ed by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard – Giving Voice to Millions of Americans: End U.S. Wars of Intervention

November 30, 2016

I recently met with President-elect Donald Trump to give voice to the millions of Americans, including my fellow veterans, who desperately want to end our country’s illegal, counterproductive war to overthrow the Syrian government. We had an hour-long, meaningful, back-and-forth discussion about the problems with current U.S. policy in Syria and where to go from […]

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