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Hawaii Island streams where Tahitian Prawns are found. Photo courtesy of DLNR

DLNR warns public about Tahitian Prawns being harvested with poisons

Tahitian prawns, caught in Hawai‘i streams, are a popular treat at graduation and other spring-time parties and get-togethers. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is encouraging people to know the source of their prawns. Evidence has suggested that poisons used to kill garden and household pests has been used not only to […]

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Department of Health recommendations for catchment water use during volcanic activity

Activity at Kilauea volcano has raised concerns about the possible impacts to rainwater catchment systems on the island of Hawaii. As the ash has been found to contain various metals, catchment users should try to avoid accumulating it in their water tanks.

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Puna Geothermal Venture. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Gov. Ige issues supplemental emergency proclamation to ensure safety at PGV

The team assembled will review and assess the existing PGV Emergency Response Plan and develop a specific mission strategy deemed appropriate to mitigate potential impacts from lava.

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Emergency water restrictions for residents affected by lava flow

Monday afternoon (May 7), DWS completed the installation of a temporary bypass waterline to restore service to the affected area. However, refilling of waterlines and tanks will take some time. Therefore, the Emergency Water Restriction is still in effect for Kapoho Beach Lots, Lanipuna Gardens, Pohoiki Bay Estates, Green Lake Farm Lots, Vacationland and all […]

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Wastewater spill closes Hilo Bay. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Contaminated water at Alaialoa and Kaohaoha Gulches in Ookala

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is warning the public to stay out of Alaialoa and Kaohaoha Gulch below Mamalahoa Highway in Ookala, Hawai‘i. Stormwater within both gulches may be contaminated with animal waste due to wastewater spills from the Big Island Dairy facility.

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(Photo courtesy of county Parks & Recreation Department)

Pahoa Pool closed to recreational activities as evacuee shelter uses showers and restrooms

All recreational activities at the Pahoa Pool are canceled until further notice. This facility is being used as a hygiene station for evacuees from the eruption event in Puna. The Department of Parks and Recreation thanks you for your cooperation and kokua.

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Red Cross shelters open in Pahoa and Keaau for Kilauea eruption evacuees

The Red Cross recommends that people prepare their emergency kits for 14 days and bring their emergency supplies with them to shelters. Full details about what the kit should contain are available at (see Programs and Services/Disaster Preparedness).

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Two trails and more land added to closed area at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Approximately 31,660 acres of the 333,308-acre park are closed. Most of the park remains open, including Jaggar Museum, Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube), Mauna Loa Road and much more.

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A volcanic eruption could occur without warning in Puna, residents are urged to prepare for the worst

Hawai’i County Civil Defense is on high alert on a 24-hour basis for the possibility of a volcanic eruption in the lower Puna area. All areas bordering the East Rift Zone are at high risk for eruption activities.

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North Hawaii Community Hospital offers scholarships for healthcare students

North Hawai‘i Community Hospital has scholarship opportunities available for students going into the healthcare field. The Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship offers $2,000 to a resident of Hawai‘i County who is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing accredited program in Hawai‘i or on the mainland.

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National Take-Back Initiative to dispose of unwanted medications

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at various locations statewide. The State Attorney General’s Office hopes to double its collection at this month’s Take Back. Normally, they collect approximately 1,500 pounds statewide, but their goal for April’s Take Back is 3,000 pounds. All unused or expired medication […]

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Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis)

College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo to receive $300K for rat lungworm research

The House Finance and Senate Ways and Means conference committees announced today the release of $300,000 in recurring funding to the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo for programs, studies, and activities related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm disease.

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Alaialoa Gulch near ʻŌʻōkala town contaminated with cow manure

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is warning the public stay out of Alaialoa Gulch below Mamalahoa Highway, ʻŌʻōkala, Hawai‘i. Stormwater within Alaialoa Gulch has been contaminated with animal waste due to an accidental spill by workers at the Big Island Dairy facility.

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Gov. David Ige signed HB 2739 — the Our Choice, Our Care Act Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Gov. Ige signs ‘Our Choice, Our Care Act’ to allow end of life choices

The Our Choice, Our Care Act gives mentally capable, terminally ill people with six months or less to live the option to take prescription medication that enables them to die peacefully in their sleep.

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