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M-6.2 earthquake jolts Big Island

Big Island residents got a good jolt Sunday from a magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck shortly before noon offshore of Ka‘u. However, the activity appeared to have no impact on the ongoing Kilauea eruption or Mauna Loa.

‘Protecting the small farms’: local farmers, legislators seek conversation

As farmers throughout Hawaii learn how to deal with a wide range of issues – with pests ranging from coffee leaf rust to the coffee berry borer – Big Island farmers are hoping to create a more broad and diverse conversation with their state representatives as they learn to combat pests and climate change moving forward.

Near- to above-average rainfall in September

Rainfall totals in the Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo, Puna and South Kona districts were mostly near- to above-average for September, according to the monthly precipitation summary prepared by the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

Police detail cultish beliefs of mom charged in kids’ deaths

BOISE, Idaho — Newly released documents from the complex investigation of a woman accused of conspiring to kill her children and husband reveal sordid details of a cult-like belief system of “zombies” and “vibrations” plus a disintegrating marriage and an affair.

Wind and high surf advisories extended

The National Weather Service Wind Advisory has been extended for Hawaii Island to Sunday evening and includes the Districts of Hamakua, North and South Kohala, Puna and Ka`u and Saddle Road above 5,000 feet.

Panel shines light on missing, slain Indigenous girls

HONOLULU — At first, he was just a boyfriend. He gave Ashley Maha’a gifts and attention. But then he gave her drugs and became controlling and abusive. He would punish her for breaking ambiguous, undefined “rules,” only to later say he was sorry and shower her with flowers and lavish presents.

McConnell says he won’t help Dems raise debt limit again

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he would not again help Democrats extend the government’s borrowing authority, raising fresh doubts about how Congress will avert a federal default when a temporary patch expires in December.

Demand rises for booster shots

As Aina Langford prepared to receive her third dose of the Pfizer vaccine, she asked her vaccinator to warn her before sticking the needle in her arm.

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Russ Roberts


Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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