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Kohala Mountain Project will protect cloud forest and improve freshwater sources.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022

Aloha Sunday!

Hope you all have had a good weekend. Halloween is on Monday so we’ve got safety tips for you to check out. Read up on the Senate candidates before the upcoming election.

We’ve also had some sad news with two fatalities over the weekend and a structure fire.

Have a great day and have a safe Halloween.

Mahalo for your readership.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Kohala Mountain project will protect cloud forest and improve freshwater source

To protect an essential source of fresh water for the BIg Island, a state-funded, four-year project will manage non-native feral pigs and promote native forest regeneration on Kohala Mountain.

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health has provided $234,000 in funding for the ‘Eke project, which is being overseen by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, in partnership with The Kohala Center.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Hilo man killed in motorcycle collision

One man is dead and another faces several charges in connection with a traffic collision involving two motorcycles just after 6 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Kīlauea Avenue and East Palai Street in Hilo.

Investigators with the Hawai‘i Police Department’s East Hawai‘i Traffic Enforcement Unit determined that a Heavy Metal Customs motorcycle was traveling south on Kīlauea Avenue when it collided with a 2007 Honda motorcycle that was turning left from East Palai Street onto Kīlauea. At the time of the collision, the roadway was dry and neither operator was wearing a helmet.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Police identify woman killed in Pāhoa crash

Big Island police on Saturday identified the woman killed in a single-vehicle crash earlier this week in Pāhoa as 49-year-old April Buxton of Puna.

Investigators with the Hawai‘i Police Department’s East Hawai‘i Traffic Enforcement Unit determined Buxton was driving a 2011 Mazda sedan traveling east shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday on Kahakai Boulevard, failed to negotiate the right curve onto Welea Street at the dead end and drove off the left side of the roadway into a rock wall. The roadway was dry at the time of the collision.

 

   

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ELECTION

Candidate Q&A: Meet Hawai‘i Island’s Senate candidates

More representation for Hawai‘i County residents is coming to the State Legislature as an additional House seat was created in January due to the rise in the island’s population, according to the 2020 U.S. Census.

The district boundaries are re-evaluated every 10 years when a census is conducted.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Big Island weekly lane closures: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

The state Department of Transportation announces weekly lane closures for Oct. 22-28. Lane closure schedules can change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.

— VOLCANO ROAD/MĀMALAHOA HIGHWAY (HIGHWAY 11) —

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

University of Hawaiʻi holding public meetings for proposed tuition increases in 2025, 2026

The University of Hawaiʻi 10-campus system is proposing a freeze on undergraduate tuition for two more academic years, 2023–24 and 2024–25. But the freeze would be followed by a 2% increase in resident tuition rates at the three UH universities in 2025–26 and a 2% increase in 2026–27.

Non-resident undergraduate tuition rates would increase by the equivalent dollar amount in each of those two academic years.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Big Island police offer Halloween safety tips

The spooky season is upon us, and the Hawai‘i Police Department wants to make sure everyone stays safe during the revelry.

Being safe is no trick; a few common-sense tips can help make Halloween is safe and fun for keiki and adults alike. Here are few suggestions from Big Island police:

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

New water service to be installed in South Hilo

The Department of Water Supply, DWS, will be installing a new water service between Hikina Place and Mill Road in South Hilo starting at the end of the month.

According to DWS, crews will be working on Māmalahoa Highway from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., daily from Monday, Oct. 31 through Nov. 4.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Is it aliens? Nope. Mysterious bright light off Big Island’s east coast explained By Nathan Christophel

A mysterious light burning off the Hilo coast has social media abuzz.

“Anyone see the weird light over the bay front tonight?” a member of the Hilo Happenings group on Facebook asked Monday evening. “Orange, then turned white. It also had a small light orbiting around it. … Lasted about 30 mins.”

 

   

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NEWS

Firefighters extinguish Ocean View structure fire

Big Island firefighters were called to a West Hawai‘i structure fire late Friday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Hawai‘i Fire Department, firefighters arrived just before 5 p.m. to a two-story single family house at 92-8691 Pineapple Parkway in Ocean View. The unpermitted post-and-pier wooden house was fully engulfed in flames.

 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

1,600 people attend Maui County Senior Fair

The first in-person Maui County Senior Fair since 2019 on Saturday, Oct. 29, drew about 1,600 people to the War Memorial Gym, where they ate local food, met candidates for office, listened to George Kahumoku Jr. and got their flu and COVID-19 boosters. 

   

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First Maui Holomua Marine Initiative talk story draws 140+ recreational fishers

A major emphasis of the talk story sessions is for marine managers and aquatic biologists to just listen to people and gather their thoughts and advice on possible management measures to achieve the 30% goal via a network of MMAs. Additional meetings are planned in Lahaina today, and a third on Sunday in Hāna. 

   

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KAUAI

Kauai Weather Forecast for October 30, 2022

Moderate trades will focus showers over windward and mauka areas through mid-week. Locally heavy showers remain possible through today, thanks to a receding… 

   

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Kauai Surf Forecast for October 30, 2022

Small medium period overlapping northwest and north swell energy will keep small surf going along north facing shores through Wednesday. A brief longer period… 

   

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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).