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Ironman’s two races in Kona could pump $100 million into economy–it it worth it?

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022

FEATURED

Ironman’s two races in Kona could pump $100 million into economy — but is it worth it? By Tom Hasslinger

Ironman expects the two championship races this year to bring $100 million to the state. Some businesses and residents around Kona say the impact the island endures isn’t worth it. 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Hawaiʻi police seek public’s help locating missing 81-year-old man

The Hawaii Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing “at risk” 81-year-old male, William Boyd, who was last seen in a green Toyota Prius with Hawaiʻi license plate ZCM251. 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

State of Hawaiʻi to implement electric vehicle infrastructure plan with federal funds

Under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program, the Hawai’i Department of Transportation will install 11 electric charging stations on six islands with federal funding. 

   

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ASTRONOMY

Astronomers in Hawaiʻi work every night to protect Earth from asteroids big and small By Cammy Clark

The University of Hawaiʻi is a major contributor to protecting Earth from asteroids big and small with several telescopes and programs. 

   

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FEATURED

We got your maps: All you need to know on road closures during Ironman race days

Driving a car around West Hawai‘i during Ironman race day, or race days, in this case, is hectic. But it’s not impossible. 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

Maui Adult Day Care Centers to benefit from ʻOhana Fuels community giving program

Maui Adult Day Care Centers has been selected as the 2022, 4th quarter recipient for the ʻOhana Fuels “Fuel Up, Do Good” Community Giving Program. 

   

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Wailea audience treated to internationally acclaimed slack key artist, Makana

Internationally acclaimed singer, composer and master of Hawaiian slack key guitar Makana performed at The Shops at Wailea for a special “Ke Kani Hone O Wailea” concert on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. 

   

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KAUAI

Update: Flash flood warning issued for Garden Isle

A flood advisory is in effect until 10:15 a.m. throughout Kaua‘i, the National Weather Service reports. 

   

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Astronomers work every night in Hawaiʻi to protect Earth from asteroids big and small

The University of Hawaiʻi is a major contributor to protecting Earth from asteroids big and small with several telescopes and programs. 

   

FULL STORY 

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