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No danger yet as Mauna Loa lava flows on Hawaii Island.

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No danger yet as Mauna Loa lava flows on the Big Island
Lava from the world’s largest volcano erupted from its Mokuaweoweo summit caldera at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, then migrated Monday to a northeast flank through three fissures, each between 1 and 2 miles long, where red lava spurted as high as 100 to 200 feet into the air. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.

Mauna Loa Eruption Webpage. USGS.

Pohakuloa Training Area closely monitoring Mauna Loa eruption
The U.S. Army says there are no troops on the ground training at PTA, and there is no immediate threat from the eruption to PTA personnel, structures, or training areas. Big Island Video News.

New Mauna Loa eruption reopens a costly old issue: Why is building allowed in risky lava zones?
The new eruption reopens old questions about where development should be allowed, and under what conditions. Hawai‘i County is still in the process of buying up properties affected by the last devastating eruption of Kīlauea volcano, which destroyed more than 700 homes in the Leilani Estates and Kapoho areas in 2018. Civil Beat.

Officials hope Mauna Loa eruption mirrors 1984 event
Although it’s been nearly four decades since Mauna Loa came to life, the current eruption so far has a familiar 1984 feel to it. Star-Advertiser.

Native Hawaiians see special significance in Mauna Loa erupting on La Kuokoa
La Kuokoa celebrates the day England and France formally recognized the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent nation state. Hawaii News Now.

Tourism officials monitoring Mauna Loa eruption
Hawai‘i tourism officials spent most of Monday telling travelers not to alter their plans to come to Hawai‘i, saying it was too soon to know how the Mauna Loa Volcano eruption would affect demand. Star-Advertiser.

Mauna Loa eruption expected to trigger winter tourism boost for Hawai‘i Island
With Mauna Loa erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years, Hawai‘i Island businesses are already expecting to see lava lovers flocking this winter season. Hawaii News Now.

DOH: Mauna Loa eruption may affect air quality across the state
The eruption could cause vog conditions, ash in the air, and levels of sulfur dioxide to increase and fluctuate in various areas of the state. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

Hawai‘i economic chief: Start over on the state’s big tourism marketing contract
Mike McCartney, director of the Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, wants the two organizations who have been fighting over the $34 million contract to split the job. Civil Beat.

State’s top U.S. tourism contract stalls again. Star-Advertiser. KITV4.

Kahele faces ethics probe for allegedly misusing social media during campaign
The Hawai‘i congressman is accused of misusing official resources for political purposes while running for governor. He was also cleared of wrongdoing related to his side job with Hawaiian Airlines. Civil Beat.

DOJ seeks 4-year prison sentence for Hawai‘i Proud Boys founder
Nicholas Ochs claimed he was a journalist when he breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 with a mob of pro-Trump supporters. Prosecutors say he was a high-ranking official within the extremist organization who promoted violence. Civil Beat.

How confident are you that your firm will still be in business three years from now?
BOSS Survey: Only 7% of Business Leaders Think Hiring Has Gotten Easier
Compared to before the pandemic, most of the 421 respondents say finding employees is still difficult. Meanwhile, businesses in the visitor industry were on average less confident of their survival in the latest survey than other local businesses… read more.
Honolulu City Council to take first look at sensitive places gun bill as public weighs in
The Honolulu City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to consider Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s proposed legislation to protect sensitive places where carrying concealed firearms will be restricted. Civil Beat.

Board adopts emergency plan for O‘ahu water shortages
The board overseeing O‘ahu’s municipal water system adopted a plan Monday for responding to water shortages in the event of an emergency, such as a severe drought, damage to infrastructure or water contamination as in the case of 2021’s Red Hill disaster. Star-Advertiser.

Waikīkī beaches continue to erode year-round, researchers say
Geospatial analyst Anna Mikkelsen has been studying Waikīkī’s shoreline since 2018 to see if there are any patterns to the erosion. She says that large south swells push sand onto the beach in Waikīkī, but high trade winds from the east and higher sea levels result in a faster loss of sand. Hawaii Public Radio.

After another fatal fall, city posts ominous sign at one of O‘ahu’s most dangerous hikes
Less than a month after a hiker fell to his death at Olomana trail, a new sign with an ominous message was posted at the trail head. The message ― written in red ― says six people have fallen to their deaths after hiking past the first peak. Hawaii News Now.

Photo: Tommy Shih

How a Hub of Farmers Connect Island Communities

Looking over Kahumana Organic Farms’ verdant 31-acre expanse in Waianae’s Lualualei Valley, Farm Manager and Director of Social Ventures Christian Zuckerman sees the future growing in every pound of produce… read more.

Hawai‘i Island schools are open; DOE says it’s closely monitoring eruption impacts
All schools on Hawai‘i Island remain open as Mauna Loa’s eruption poses no immediate threat to residents and neighborhoods. Hawaii News Now.

Hawai‘i police to equip 40 sergeants with body-worn cameras
Forty patrol sergeants will be outfitted with the Axon Body 2 camera — the same used by patrol officers since late 2020 — with no additional budgetary costs. Big Island Now. KHON2.

Meet Honolulu Rail’s Director of Design and Construction, Matthew Scanlon
My Job Is Overseeing Design and Construction of Honolulu Rail

Matthew Scanlon took on a bear of a project, but he says it will transform O‘ahu and make travel so much easier. Scanlon cites the concept of mobility hubs and how younger generations will have the opportunity to live near transit stations and “not have to be so dependent on their more.
State plans to launch study on highway realignment
Improvements to a highly traversed coastal highway are being forged by the state Department of Transportation to mitigate the impacts of shoreline erosion between Ukumehame to Launiupoko. Maui News.

Visitors to Maui down, but spending up in October and YTD
There were 228,071 visitors to Maui in October 2022 compared to 238,043 visitors (-4.2%) in October 2019, down -4.2%, according to new data released by the state Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism. Maui Now.

Kaua‘i county repairs Nawiliwili parking lot damaged by high surf
The Department of Parks and Recreation announced Monday that a portion of the parking lot at Nawiliwili Park fronting Kalapaki Bay in Lihu‘e, will be closed starting Tuesday for repairs due to damage caused by the high surf over the weekend. Garden Island. Kauai Now.

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