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Mayor Roth to announce advisory committee to guide future of controversial Waipi’o Valley.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Aloha Tuesday!

It’s Election Day! Don’t forget to vote if you haven’t already. We’ll be tracking the local and state races later tonight so you don’t miss out.

Mayor Roth announced an advisory committee as the county works toward fixing the roadway down into Waipi’o Valley.

And in happy animal news, cat was resuscitated after it was found unconscious in home after an electrical fire.

Mahalo for your readership.

COMMUNITY

Mayor Roth to announce advisory committee to guide future of controversial Waipiʻo Valley By Megan Moseley

Hawaiʻi County Mayor Mitch Roth said he will be officially announcing a new advisory committee this week to help guide the future of Waipiʻo Valley after repairs to its now dangerous road are complete.

Waipiʻo Valley has been the center of controversy since Roth issued an emergency proclamation in February to close the road to traffic following a geotechnical study that found the 1.4-mile roadway to be unsafe.

 

   

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COMMUNITY

Ceci the cat brought back to life after being rescued from a Big Island house fire By Tiffany DeMasters

When Hawai‘i Island firefighters responded to a call in Keaukaha over the weekend, the stove fire already had been put out by a police officer. But in a smoky back bedroom, a firefighter recruit made a discovery: There was an unconscious cat.

“It was like the movie ‘The Princess Bride.’ It was mostly dead,” Battalion Chief Mark Provencal said on Monday.

 

   

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ELECTION

It’s Election Day: Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. HST on Big Island to count

Itʻs Election Day. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. HST to count.

On the Big Island, registered voters can drop off their ballots at any of the nine drop box locations. Ballots also can be dropped off at Hawaiʻi County’s two Voter Service Centers:

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Public assistance needed to find 14-year-old runaway boy from Hilo

Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Kawika Hassard, who has run away for the second time.

He was last seen in the 1700 block of Kino‘ole Street in Hilo on Nov. 2 at about 9 p.m., wearing a black T-shirt, jeans and slippers.

 

   

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BUSINESS

Hawai’i joins multistate settlements over Experian data breaches involving T-mobile

The State of Hawaiʻi, along with a coalition of other states, has obtained two multistate settlements with Experian concerning data breaches it experienced in 2012 and 2015 that compromised the personal information of millions of consumers nationwide.

Experian is one of the country’s big-three credit reporting bureaus.

 

   

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COMMUNITY

Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital looking for volunteers

Are you looking for more meaning in your life?

The Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital in Waimea is looking for volunteers, ages 16 and up.

 

   

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NEWS

Temporary trail, area closures at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

There will be temporary closures at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park in Kona on Nov. 10 and Dec. 2 due to helicopter operations to remove invasive, non-native vegetation.

The main trail from Hale Ho’okipa to the Honokōhau shoreline and the Hale Hoʻokipa Visitor Contact Station and parking lot will be closed from 6 to 11 a.m. on those dates.

 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

Election Day reminders: Maui voters head to the polls

Maui voters still have time to vote either by visiting a voter service center by 7 p.m. today (Nov. 8, 2022), or dropping their ballot in a designated drop box. Locations, and dates/hours of operation are posted here. 

   

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Native Hawaiian organizations wrap up month-long effort to promote civic engagement

To cap off a month-long effort to promote the importance of Native Hawaiian civic engagement and turnout at the polls, a collaboration of community organizations gathered Monday to make one final push to encourage voter turnout. 

   

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KAUAI

Kauai Weather Forecast for November 08, 2022

Several high pressure systems passing far north of the islands will drift eastward through the week keeping moderate to locally breezy trade winds in the… 

   

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Kauai Surf Forecast for November 08, 2022

The strong trade winds in the vicinity of and upstream of the islands will likely maintain slightly elevated, rough surf along east facing shores into… 

   

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