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World Oceans Day at Hapuna Beach Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet day event set for Hapuna Beach Friday (June 8)

Celebrate the third annual World Oceans Day, “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area on June 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public, except for a $5 parking fee at Hapuna Beach for non-Hawai‘i residents.

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Registration open for special women’s event at Hawaii Community College – Pālamanui Campus

Are you a woman thinking about going back to college, changing careers or looking to expand your knowledge and opportunities? If yes, the upcoming event, “Women In Transition: Skills, Knowledge, Opportunities,” is for you. Happening on Saturday, June 23 from 8 a.m. – 12 noon, the event is sponsored by Hawai‘i Community College — Pālamanui […]

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Senator Hirono announces $119,000 federal grant to research Kilauea eruption

Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced that the University of Hawaii will receive a $119,821 grant to study the ongoing volcanic activity on Hawaii Island. The project, RAPID: Tracking magmatic and volcanic changes in the May 2018 Kilauea Eruption, seeks to inform why the current volcanic activity is occurring and help to predict future eruption activity.

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A new fissure erupted this evening near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. HST. By 9:00 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 70 m (230 ft) were erupting from the fissure. Photo taken Saturday, May 5, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Puna insurance claims forum set for Thursday (June 7) at Hawaiian Beaches

Are you a Puna resident affected by the lava flow and trying to get the right answers and understand your insurance policy? Learn more about the various insurance policies and what they mean, how to communicate with your carrier, and what it all means.

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Sunny Pauole's signature art for the 2018 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Sunny Pauole’s art selected for the 2018 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Kona-based artist Sunny Pauole’s signature art was recently selected as the winning image concept for the 2018 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Pauole was chosen after an open Call for Signature Art for Hawaii artists to submit their original works of art in a competition.

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Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park to offer new annual pass

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will have a new park specific annual pass. This pass will cost $30 and will allow unlimited entry into the park for the entire calendar year from the time of purchase. This is a great pass for local residences that frequent the […]

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Music and transmedia program set for Hawaii Island’s this Summer 2018

nder the Direction of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and its Creative Industries Division, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is set to begin its summer program for music and transmedia. CLH is welcoming songwriters and storytellers to join the program on the Big Island this summer.

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Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park now open five days a week

The Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, located about an hour’s drive south of the park’s main entrance, is now open to visitors five days a week starting Wed., May 23. The new schedule is Wednesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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Ranger Keoni talks to visitors at MDC. NPS Photo Janice Wei-t

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Rangers relocate to Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in Hilo

While most of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park remains closed, Park Rangers are greeting and serving visitors at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Avenue in Downtown Hilo. The Mokupāpapa Discovery Center (administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA) was established in 2003 to interpret the natural science, culture and history of the […]

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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) leaks from Kilauea Volcano have increased during the eruption

Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983, but in late April and early May 2018, the volcanic eruption took a dangerous new turn.

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A new giant virus found in the waters off Oahu

A new, unusually large virus that infects common marine algae has been characterized by researchers at the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography. Much of the phytoplankton that grows in the ocean every day gets eaten, thereby sustaining animals in the marine food web. It is common, however, for viral infections to spread through […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park re-opens with limited services

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopened Sunday at 3 p.m. following a sequence of large, violent earthquakes that prompted a two-day closure and evacuation of park visitors and staff last Friday.

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Public schools are open on Hawaii Island with normal schedules, five charters schools closed Monday (May 7)

All public schools on the Big Island will be open on Monday, May 7, and operate on normal schedules. All school bus transportation will also be in operation. Hawaii State Department of Education structural engineers performed site inspections at all public schools in the Hilo-Waiakea and Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Areas over the weekend and found no […]

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Big Island eruptions and earthquakes result in public school closures and early releases

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) closed three Pahoa area schools early Friday morning, May 4, 2018, due to volcanic activity in the area. Pahoa High and Intermediate, Pahoa Elementary and Keonepoko Elementary were closed for the entire day. HIDOE will be assessing damage to school facilities in response to a reported 6.9-magnitude earthquake […]

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