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Volcano Watch: January is Volcano Awareness Month on the Island of Hawaiʻi

Volcano Awareness Month was established by mayoral proclamation, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists will offer a series of programs in January to help keep residents and visitors informed about Hawaiian volcanoes.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 7, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g lava flow remained active downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with scattered breakouts on the pali and coastal plain, but no ocean entry.

MANA is a flowy, calligraphy-style mural that honors Hawai‘i Island’s terrestrial and spiritual elements of earth, fire, and water. Photo courtesy of Emad Rashidi

Temple Children paints downtown Hilo’s largest mural

Downtown Hilo’s largest public mural, located on the corner of Haili and Keawe Streets, was recently completed by Temple Children.

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Project Operation Christmas Child collects 10,827 gift boxes

`Tis the season and Operation Christmas Child is in full swing at the Hawaiʻi Police Department. Total shoeboxes collected for East Hawaiʻi this year is 6,103 and for the Big Island a total of 10,827.

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Volcano Watch: Did aerial bombing stop the 1935 Mauna Loa lava flow?

A widely-held belief is that Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, was able to stop a Mauna Loa lava flow in 1935. But is it true?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 30, 2017

n the East Rift Zone, the 61g lava flow remained active downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with scattered breakouts on the pali and coastal plain.

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 3.2 cents per gallon the past week

December 11, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Kupuna Place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

Fire hydrant flow test in Hilo Tuesday (Dec 12)

December 10, 2017

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Kupuna Place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

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Dept of Health offers free downloadable recipe book

December 9, 2017

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is bringing the convenience of tasty, good-for-you foods into homes this holiday season with the publication of the Choose Healthy Now @ Home Recipe Book, which features nearly three dozen easy-to- make recipes that meet DOH nutrition guidelines. The new recipe book is free and available online at ChooseHealthyNowHawaii.com.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for December 9-15, 2017

December 9, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — VOLCANO ROAD/MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KEAAU Lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Milepost Markers 6 and 9 in the vicinity of Keaau Pahoa Bypass Road on Monday, […]

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Police arrest three on drug charges in Puna and Volcano

December 8, 2017

Hawaiʻi island police have charged several people with drug offenses stemming from the service of separate narcotics search warrants in the Puna District. On Wednesday (December 6), at about 2:35 p.m., officers and detectives from the Vice Section executed a search warrant at a home on Opakapaka Street in Pahoa. A search of the home […]

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Police arrest man and woman in HPP home, 36 plants and 9.6 pounds of marijuana seized

December 8, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested a male and female at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna yesterday (December 7) morning. Just after 7:00 a.m., officers and detectives assigned to the Vice Section executed a search warrant at a 10th Avenue residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park. Police recovered 36 marijuana plants, 9.6 pounds […]

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Suspect wanted for crimes and warrant turns himself in

December 8, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police located Justin Alan De Silva after he turned himself in at the Kealakehe Police Station on Thursday (December 7) evening. De Silva was wanted for an outstanding warrant of arrest and in connection with several other crimes.

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Late Thursday afternoon (December 7), after conferring with the Hilo Prosecutors Office, the driver of the 2018 Nissan sedan involved in Wednesday’s traffic fatality, 26 year-old Dylen Benevides, was released from police custody pending further investigation. He was initially arrested for Negligent Homicide.

Driver involved in fatal Hilo bike crash is released by police

December 8, 2017

Late Thursday afternoon (December 7), after conferring with the Hilo Prosecutors Office, the driver of the 2018 Nissan sedan involved in Wednesday’s traffic fatality, 26 year-old Dylen Benevides, was released from police custody pending further investigation. He was initially arrested for Negligent Homicide.

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Island ranching is the theme of the 2018 DLNR Historic Preservation Calendar

December 8, 2017

With their vast expanses of grasslands reaching to the horizon across hundreds of acres, fences, and paniolo tending to flocks of grazing animals, the ranches of Hawaii have played an impactful role in the evolving history of Hawaii’s economy, industry, transportation, environment, culture and fashion.

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Rep. Gabbard joins effort to allow research of using marijuana for pain management

December 8, 2017

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of 20 Members of Congress called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider medical marijuana as a pain management alternative to opioids. In a letter to Acting Secretary of HHS Eric D. Hargan, the lawmakers pushed for research on the use, uptake, and […]

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This is a High Surf update for Friday morning, December 8 at 10:15 a.m.

The National Weather Service reports the High Surf Warning has been downgraded to a High Surf Advisory for the North facing shores of Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo through today. A High Surf Advisory means there is a threat to life and property from the surf.

High Surf Advisory for north facing shores of Hawaii Island

December 8, 2017

This is a High Surf update for Friday morning, December 8 at 10:15 a.m. The National Weather Service reports the High Surf Warning has been downgraded to a High Surf Advisory for the North facing shores of Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo through today. A High Surf Advisory means there is a threat to life and […]

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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, December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017

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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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:01 p.m. alarm Thursday (Dec 7) to Mana Road about 3-4 miles from Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in Waimea for a mountain bicycle accident.

Visitor from San Francisco crashes mountain bike in Waimea, in critical condition

December 7, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:01 p.m. alarm Thursday (Dec 7) to Mana Road about 3-4 miles from Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in Waimea for a mountain bicycle accident.

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Strong quake in the Palau region, no tsunami threat

December 7, 2017

An earthquake with the preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Palau region at 2:23 p.m. HST Thursday, December 7, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this quake.

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