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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2022

Aloha Wednesday!

Hope the pre-Thanksgiving prep is going well. In between shopping and cooking, check out some of our content!

Strong northeast winds and significant north swell is anticipated over the holiday. Be prepared.

A South Kohala police officer was honored by Hawai‘i Island Security and Safety Professionals Association for his quick lifesaving actions in two different incidents.

A new video released by Volcanoes National Park gives tips on how to enjoy the park during the busy holiday season.

And Governor-elect Green has appointed several key women in leadership roles within his administration.

Mahalo for your readership.

ACTIVITIES

New video shares tips for visiting Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park during busy holidays

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park welcomes almost 2 million visitors each year, and there is one thing park visitors can count on during the holidays: crowds.

From Thanksgiving through January is the park’s busiest time of the year, and extremely high visitor concentrations, traffic delays and no available parking at popular places during peak hours are common during those about two and a half months.

 

   

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NEWS

South Kohala police officer honored for lifesaving actions

A 10-year veteran of the Hawai‘i Police Department was recently honored by the Hawai‘i Island Security and Safety Professionals Association for his quick lifesaving actions in two different incidents.

South Kohala officer Robert McKay Jr. was named the association’s Officer of the Quarter for the third quarter of this year.

 

   

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Hawaiian Electric selects 3 solar projects on Big Island to lower bills for low/moderate customers

Hawaiian Electric has selected three solar projects on the Big Island to offer the new shared solar program that will help customers who meet low- and moderate-income levels to lower their electricity bills.

The program, which also is known as community-based renewable energy or CBRE, also is for customers who are unable to install privately-owned rooftop solar.

 

   

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Hawaiʻi Governor-elect Green appoints 8 women to key positions in his administration

Hawaiʻi Governor-elect Josh Green announced Tuesday evening the appointments of eight “strong women” to his administration. They include chief of staff, Brooke Wilson, who had served in the same position when he was Hawaiʻi’s lieutenant governor.

“I am assembling a team that will help me drive an ambitious agenda for Hawaiʻi during the next four years,” Green said in statement. “It is a group of dedicated, qualified professionals with years of experience in their respective fields. Each brings with them the passion to make a difference and meet the challenges facing Hawaiʻi.”

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Utility pole broken in collision, causing power outage for portion of Hilo By Nathan Christophel

More than 1,000 Hawaiian Electric customers in Hilo were without power Tuesday morning after a utility pole was damaged in a vehicle collision on Kino‘ole Street.

Hawaiian Electric said via Twitter at 7:31 a.m. that 1,043 customers from Wainaku Street to Lanikāula Street were without power and crews were responding. The utility company reported at that time that the outage was because of a vehicle accident.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Strong northeast winds, significant north swell possible on Thanksgiving

You might want to reconsider any outdoor Thanksgiving Day plans as the National Weather Service in Honolulu says there is a good chance of strong winds blowing across the state.

A cold front is forecast to move quickly down the island chain Wednesday night and on Thanksgiving Day, bringing a brief period of showers. More significantly, strong northeast winds are expected to develop after the front passes, potentially resulting in a period of very windy conditions.

 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Nov. 24-30

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Nov. 24-30, find our comprehensive listing HERE. 

   

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Four Maui recruits graduate as part of the Ocean Safety Bureau’s 4th Recruit Class

Graduating Ocean Safety Officers are: Maluhia Scott, Bryceen Silva, Brody Santiago, and Rachel Hillen. They will be joining the ranks of the Ocean Safety Bureau and will be assigned to current lifeguarded beaches throughout Maui County. 

   

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KAUAI

National Weather Service advises against hosting outdoor Thanksgiving dinners due to severe weather

A severe weather forecast has been issued for the entire state starting tonight through Thanksgiving Day. 

   

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Kauai Weather Forecast for November 23, 2022

Expect a brief period of light to moderate trade winds through this afternoon, which will transport low clouds and brief trade showers into the windward… 

   

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For the latest Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, Hawaii State, and Hawaii Sports News, please check the blog sidebar and “News Resources” link.  Thanks for joining us today.

Russ Roberts

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