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Volcano Watch: Ninety days with no lava – a milestone for Kīlauea’s 2018 eruption

One of the most frequently asked questions of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists over the last several months has been, “Is the eruption over?”

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 6, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

Aerial view of Lava Tree State Monument on right with Kilauea Eruption lava flow crossing Pohoiki Road on the left on June 21, 2018. Image courtesy of DLNR.

Lava Tree State Monument reopens today (Dec 6)

Today (Dec 6) at 7:45 a.m. the gate to Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District on Hawai‘i Island will open for the first time in more than seven months.

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2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week schedule for Hilo

The County of Hawaii Presents 2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week for food, games, and entertainment from December 10-14, 2018.

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Volcano Watch: Now is an exciting time at Kīlauea

This is, without a doubt, the most intellectually exciting time to be a volcanologist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

A close-up of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) used by USGS scientists to measure volcanic gases in remote areas of Kīlauea. The fissure 21 cone is visible in the far right background. Photo taken Monday, November 26, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 29, 2018

Deformation signals are consistent with slow refilling the middle East Rift Zone. At the summit, tiltmeters showed little significant change this week.

Police SRT deployed to Fern Acres home after man with rifle makes threats

December 11, 2018

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to the Fern Acres Subdivision in Puna on Tuesday morning (December 11) after a male party with a rifle threatened a female victim during a verbal dispute, refusing to allow her to leave the property.

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Woman with rifle dies after being shot by police during warrant arrest

December 11, 2018

This morning, (December 11), at approximately 7:45 am, Puna District Police Officers stopped to check on a car parked with its hazard lights activated on the shoulder of Kahakai Boulevard near the intersection with Kikoʻu Street. An officer made contact with a female and lone occupant of the vehicle and subsequently determined she had an […]

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Governor Ige hosts Western Governors’ Association conference in Kona

December 10, 2018

Gov. David Ige is hosting the Western Governors’ Association’s (WGA) Winter Meeting in Kona, featuring public roundtable discussions on critical issues facing western states. Topics include renewable energy, outdoor recreation economy, healthcare, veterans’ issues, and the Western Governors’ Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative, launched by Gov. Ige.

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 15.9 cents per gallon the past week

December 10, 2018

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 15.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.71/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.7 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.41/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of December 8-14, 2018

December 9, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KA‘U Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 68 and 69 on Monday, Dec. 10, through Friday Dec. 14, from 8 […]

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High surf warning and additional advisories for Hawaii Island

December 9, 2018

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Warning for the north facing shores and a High Surf Advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 a.m. Monday (Dec 10).

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Public hearings to be scheduled on fee increases at small harbors

December 9, 2018

The Board of Land & Natural Resources (BLNR) voted today to approve a proposal by the DLNR Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to move forward with public hearings on new proposed fees at small boat harbors.

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Police warrants list for Friday, December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018

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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Kealakehe student arrested after bomb talk and school lockdown

December 7, 2018

On Friday (December 7) at approximately 9:00 a.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a possible weapons incident at Kealakehe High School which resulted in a school lockdown. A check was conducted at the school, and no one was found in possession of any weapons. Further investigation reveals the incident involved a student […]

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Kailua-Kona pedestrian is dead after being hit by pickup truck

December 7, 2018

A 70-year-old Kailua-Kona man died from his injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday evening (December 5) on Ane Keohokalole Highway at the intersection with Manawalea Street in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi. The identification of the victim is still pending.

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Kona Community Hospital off-limits to visitors due to scabies outbreak

December 7, 2018

The hospital is temporarily restricting visitors from going to all patient care units until further notice. Hospital employees spent Thursday afternoon informing patients and their primary contact persons of the temporary restrictions.

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Navy extends public comment period for special operations training

December 7, 2018

The Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) is extending the public comment period for the Naval Special Operations Training State of Hawaii Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) until Jan. 7, 2019 to allow the public more time to submit comments. NSWC prepared the Draft EA to analyze the potential impacts of proposed naval special operations training in […]

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Lower East Rift Zone in Puna Saturday, May 26, 2018. Photos courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Mayor Kim issues sixth supplementary emergency proclamation

December 6, 2018

WHEREAS, on May 3, 2018, the Mayor of the County of Hawaii and the Governor of the State of Hawaii issued respective Emergency Proclamations declaring states of emergency due to active lava erupting along the East Rift Zone in Lower Puna, County and State of Hawaii; and

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Hawaii based soldier sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to support ISIS

December 6, 2018

Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army formerly stationed at Schofield Barracks, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Kang was sentenced to 240 months on Counts 2, 3, […]

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