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Jelsma is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for February

The Aloha Exchange Club has honored Officer Chris Jelsma as the February “Officer of the Month.” Officer Jelsma, (a 6-year veteran), was selected based on his dedication to duty and proactive approach to patrol.

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Police warrants list for Friday, March 23, 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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Dr. Nial Peters from the University of Cambridge sets up the prototype radar on the rim of Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea in January 2018. Microwave pulses are transmitted from one dish towards the lava lake surface. Some of the microwave energy is reflected back and is received by the other dish. The range or distance to the lava lake is then calculated from the time taken between transmission and reception of the pulses, providing a sensitive measure of the lava lake height. Measurements can be made continuously. Photo courtesy of C. Oppenheimer.

Volcano Watch: Antarctic-volcano radar system visits Halema‘uma‘u

The measurements of the Overlook vent revealed a remarkable periodic rise and fall of the lava lake, with a single oscillation taking around ten minutes.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 22, 2018

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 20–36 m (66–118 ft) below the vent rim.

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Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines begin codesharing Sunday (March 25)

Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiʻi’s flagship carrier, and Japan Airlines, the country’s first international airline, today begin sales of their highly-anticipated codeshare flights for travel starting March 25. Guests traveling between Japan and Hawai‘i will enjoy unrivaled value in a partnership that brings together JAL’s network of over 30 domestic cities and 11 international destinations and Hawaiian’s […]

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(From left) Education Committee Chair Justin H. Woodson, Vanessa Ching, Gregg Iha, Naomi Salaveria, Cristin Priolo, Amanda Fretto, Education Committee Vice Chair Sam Satoru Kong.

Teachers of the Year are honored by state legislature

The House of Representative recognized teachers from across the state for their contributions to education during Education Week at the State Capitol. For more than two decades the Senate and House Education committees have gathered educators, students, school leaders, and organizations at the State Capitol to spotlight the achievements taking place within our schools and […]

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High Surf Warning continues for Hawaii Island, some Hilo beach parks closed

Parks and Recreation Department reports the following Hilo beach parks are open: Coconut Island and all parks along Keaukaha shoreline from Reed’s Bay to Richardson’s, including Pu’u Maile. Hilo Bay Front Canoe Halau Area will remain closed today.

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Recalled Kidde dual sensor smoke alarm

About 452,000 Kidde smoke alarms recalled due to manufacturing problems

A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.

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Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Parking spaces expected to be limited due to Spring Break at airport in Honolulu

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers of limited parking at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport’s public parking lots due to an increased amount of air travel for Spring Break.

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High Surf Warning in effect for Hawaii Island

This is a High Surf update for Wednesday afternoon, March 21st at 2:45. The National Weather Service High Surf Warning remains in effect for the shorelines of Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo and Puna today through Thursday (March 22). Surf is forecast to be in the 20-25 foot range.

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Naalehu Opihi picker drowns after falling into ocean

A 54-year-old Nāʻālehu man is the victim of drowning off of Kahakahakea Point in Kaʻū, on (March 21). Police are investigating the accidental death of Duane A. Breithaupt of Nāʻālehu after he fell into the ocean water while picking opihi. He was with about ten family members near the ocean but was alone picking the […]

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Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a Puna murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance with locating a 40-year-old man who is wanted for an outstanding warrant of arrest for violating parole and for questioning in connection with the, (February 9), attempted murder investigation in Puna.

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Hawaii receives $8M for Sportsmen & Conservation Funds

Tuesday (March 20), the U.S. Department of the Interior announced $8,304,999 in funding to Hawaii to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. The announcement is part of $1.1 billion in annual national funding going to state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) acts. […]

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Photo courtesy of HI-SEAS

HI-SEAS Mission VII space exploration simulation seeking crewmembers

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are seeking crewmembers for a NASA-funded long-duration space exploration analog study.

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