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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022

Aloha Friday! Hope you all had a great week. In case you missed it, we got great footage of a humpback whale breaching! Check out that story and more.

Mahalo for your readership.

DISCUSSION

Big Island’s Hele-On bus system plagued by aging fleet, supply chain issues By Nathan Christophel

Since the beginning of August, the Twitter feed of Hele-On, the County of Hawaiʻi’s public transport bus service, has been filled with notices of cancellations and delays.

Two time slots for Route 90 from Pāhala to the South Kohala resorts were canceled on Thursday. Route 103, the Waiākea Uka bus in Hilo, was delayed an hour at one point Wednesday. The remainder of Route 301, a Waimea circulator route, was canceled Wednesday afternoon. Route 2 from Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal in downtown Hilo to Kona was canceled Monday afternoon.

 

   

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ACTIVITIES

Watch: Humpbacks are back with whale breach off West Hawaiʻi coast By Tiffany DeMasters

Humpback whales have returned to Big Island waters a little earlier than usual this season.

On Wednesday morning, the crew and guests aboard a tour vessel for Body Glove headed out from Kailua Bay on a snorkeling trip when they spotted what appeared to be a juvenile male whale in Keauhou near the area of End of the World.

 

   

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BUSINESS

USPS debuts new same-day/next-day delivery options on Big Island

The US Postal Service launched its new USPS Connect delivery services at 15 Post Offices across Hawaiʻi today, including the Kamuela, Pahoa and Kailua-Kona Post Offices on the Big Island.

USPS Connect is a set of four options to meet evolving business package delivery needs.

 

   

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NEWS

IRS reminding more than 9M people they could be eligible for key tax credits

The Internal Revenue Service is sending special reminder letters to more than 9 million people who still could be eligible for a variety of key tax benefits.

The letters should arrive in mailboxes during the next few weeks. They are being sent to people who appear to qualify for the Child Tax Credit, Recovery Rebate Credit or Earned Income Tax Credit but haven’t filed a 2021 federal income tax return to claim them.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Hawaiian Electric to conduct aerial line inspections

Big Island residents and visitors might notice the buzz of a helicopter next week as Hawaiian Electric conducts aerial inspections of transmission lines.

The quarterly inspections of the utility company’s major overhead transmission lines is scheduled for 7:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 17-20, islandwide. The inspections are meant to help Hawaiian Electric improve system reliability.

 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

The Shops at Wailea “Ke Kani Hone O Wailea” concert features Josh Tatofi, Oct. 28

The Shops at Wailea announces Grammy-nominated and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning singer Josh Tatofi as the concert headliner on Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30-7 p.m. 

   

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New slides to be installed at Kalakupua Playground in Haʻikū

New slides will be installed at the Kalakupua Playground in Haʻikū from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21, 2022. The playground will close during installation work. It will reopen Oct. 22. 

   

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KAUAI

Kauai Weather Forecast for October 14, 2022

High pressure northwest of the islands will move slowly east the next couple of days. This will support increasing and locally breezy northeasterly trade winds… 

   

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Kauai Surf Forecast for October 14, 2022

A new north swell has begun to rise on the offshore buoy (51101) northwest of the state. Nearshore buoys north of Kauai has started to notch up in the early… 

   

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