Archive | June, 2018

Police DUI stats for the week of June 18-24, 2018

During the week of June 18, through June 24, 2018, Hawai`i Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 561 DUI arrests compared with 556 during the same period last year, an increase […]

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This image is from a temporary research camera positioned near Kapoho looking southwest. From left to right, one can see the eruptive fissures, with Fissure 15 on the far left, and Fissure 8 near the center. Webcam image taken Monday, June 25, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Fissure 8 flow continues, numerous earthquake in Volcano area Monday (June 25)

Due to frequent earthquake activity, residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.

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Governor Ige announces availability of disaster unemployment insurance for Hawaii County residents

The U.S. Department of Labor has given the State of Hawai‘i permission to offer Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Hawai‘i County as part of the joint state-federal response to the ongoing seismic activity and volcanic eruption on Hawai‘i Island.

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Federal disaster assistance available to renters too

Renters in Hawai‘i County whose homes and property were damaged by the Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. FEMA provides individuals and households—homeowners and renters—financial help or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet these needs through other means.

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Free legal assistance available for residents affected by the Kilauea eruption

A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available to survivors of the state of Hawaii’s recently declared disaster areas in Hawaii County for the Kilauea Volcano eruption and earthquakes. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer to aid in disaster-related matters, is a partnership between the American Bar Association Young […]

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Wounded Honaunau murder suspect is arrested as another victim recovers from gunshot wounds

Hawai’i Island police are continuing the investigation of a shooting incident on Painted Church Road in South Kona on Saturday afternoon, (June 23). Responding to a call just before 3:00 p.m., officers confirmed one person dead at the scene. He has since been positively identified as 42-year-old Thomas Ballesteros Jr., with no permanent address. An […]

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The polling place in Pahoa opened right on time on General Election Day Tuesday (Nov 6). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Election officials mail out absentee ballots to voters affected by the Kilauea Eruption

The Hawaii County Elections Division will begin mailing absentee ballots on June 25, 2018, to voters originally assigned to Pahoa Community Center, 04-03, and Pahoa High/Intermediate School, 04-04. Affected voters should expect to receive their ballot for the Primary Election at the mailing address associated with their voter registration.

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Fire hydrant flow test in the area of Hilo International Airport Wednesday (June 27)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Akahana Street between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 8.8 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.95/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.3 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.83/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Shooting in Honaunau leaves one dead, another with multiple gunshot wounds Saturday (June 23)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:58 p.m. alarm Saturday (June 23) to the area of 84-5240 Painted Church Road in Honaunau for a dispatch reporting possibly three shooting victims. One victim, a 39-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds, was in a private vehicle being taken to Kona Community Hospital. The driver, a family member of […]

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The Kīlauea eruption has forever destroyed the Waiopae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District

The loss of Waiopae is extremely significant. The East Rift Zone Eruption event is keeping two State parks closed and a forest reserve closed and is adding new acreage to what is now State unencumbered land.

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Two Hilo residents cited by DOCARE officers for being in lava evacuation area

DOCARE reports 32-year old Alexander White and 41-year old Ruth Moss were cited in the closed area at the bottom of Highway 137 near MacKenzie State Recreation Area. They were with two children and were observed walking along the shoreline at Coconut Grove on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

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This image is from a temporary research camera positioned near Kapoho looking southwest. From left to right, one can see the eruptive fissures, with Fissure 15 on the far left, and Fissure 8 near the center. Webcam image taken Sunday, June 24, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava flow continues unabated from Fissure 8 Sunday (June 24)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho.  There is no immediate threat.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of June 23-29, 2018

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 Mile Markers 6 and 9 in the vicinity of the Keaau-Bypass Road intersection to Kamehameha […]

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