Archive | January, 2017

High surf forecast for north and east shores of Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory which will become a High Surf Warning tonight (Jan 31) through Wednesday. The former large north-northwest swell will continue to shift out of the north this evening while a reinforcing pulse of north-northeast swell builds surf to warning levels for north and east […]

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Mauna Kea Recreation Area reopens after maintenance issues resolved

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Mauna Kea Recreation Area has remedied its maintenance issues and the park is now open.

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Rep Lowen backs ban on sunscreens that harm coral reefs

The House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection today passed House Bill 600, introduced by Representative Nicole Lowen (District 6, Kailua-Kona, Holualoa), which would prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing the chemical oxybenzone.

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Dept of Transportation update on Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening, phase II

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Goodfellow Bros., Inc. (GBI), and all the Project Team members, are pleased to announce construction for the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, Phase 2 project will resume Monday, January 30, 2017. The work beginning on January 30 will involve excavation of retaining walls near the National Park; traffic signal, interconnect, and […]

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Recalled IKEA beach chair solid color.

IKEA recalls beach chairs due to fall and fingertip amputation hazards

IKEA has received 13 reports worldwide of incidents, including 10 reports of injuries, six of which resulted in fingertip amputations. Three of the incidents, including one fingertip amputation injury, were reported in the U.S.

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Boy Scouts now open to all applicants who identify as male

Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application. Our organization’s local councils will help find units that can provide for the best interest of the child.

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Parents asked to provide feedback on their child’s public school

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about our public schools. The deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 17, 2017. All responses will remain anonymous.

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Police DUI stats for the week of January 23-29, 2017

During the week of January 23, 2017, through January 29, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. So far this year, there have been 115 DUI arrests compared with 82 during the same period last year, an increase […]

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Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial closure of the Hilo-bound lanes on Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road from Tuesday, Jan. 31, to Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

Partial road closure for highway improvement project in Kea‘au

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial closure of the Hilo-bound lanes on Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road from Tuesday, Jan. 31, to Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The makai side of the road, about 1,000 feet before Shower Drive, will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As part of the state of Hawai‘i’s Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road […]

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Police arrest second suspect in connection with crashed car in Ainaloa

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a stolen Nissan 370Z that was involved in a one-car crash last week in Ainaloa. Twenty-one-year-old Arnold B. J. Fernandez of Volcano was arrested at 6 p.m. Friday and charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. He was also charged with second-degree burglary for a […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 1.6 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.06/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Police locate a woman reported missing, last seen in Keaau

Missing Person Ola Stickney located in Hilo Sunday (Jan 29).

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Pulse Safe Start Transform electric scooter in blue

Pulse Performance recalls children’s electric scooters due to fall hazard; sold exclusively at Target

The knuckle that joins the wheel to the axle can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Consumers should immediately take the recalled scooters away from children and contact Pulse Performance Products for a full refund.

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Road work on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) in Upper Kaumana. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of January 28 to February 3, 2017

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) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau (Route 19, Mile Marker 16) in both directions over a twenty-four hour period, […]

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