Lava flow “oozes” closer to highway as Governor Ige considers activating the Hawaii National Guard.
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Lava oozes closer to highway; Ige mulls National Guard activation
As lava flows ever closer to the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Gov. David Ige on Wednesday said he is considering activating the Hawaii National Guard.
Planning ahead: Officials, utilities, transportation companies look to lava flow for clues
Daniel K. Inouye Highway, known to many government officials as DKI and the locals as Saddle Road, is more than just a strip of pavement nearly bisecting the island. It’s a lifeline, carrying workers, goods and even trash from one side of the island to the other.
Volcano knocks Mauna Loa carbon monitoring station offline
The eruption of Mauna Loa volcano has temporarily knocked off power to the world’s premier station that measures heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but officials Wednesday say it won’t be a problem.
$5.5M federal grant to expand high-speed internet access
Gov. David Ige on Wednesday announced more than $5.5 million in new federal funding to expand high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved communities.
Alexander the Amazing headlines free event at the Palace
Alexander the Amazing is making magic in Hilo, one gig at a time.
VIDEO: DLNR shares stunning aerial footage of Mauna Loa eruption
Video courtesy of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
As lava approaches Saddle, officials work to manage droves seeking to view eruption
Lava from Mauna Loa is not on track to approach populated areas anytime soon, but authorities now have to reckon with people flocking to see the eruption.
‘A big pat on the back’: Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary receives prestigious award
Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary perched above Kailua Bay is getting ready to mark 25 years with the exciting announcement of receiving a prestigious award.
County Council inauguration slated for Dec. 5
The inaugural ceremony for the nine newly elected Hawaii County Council members is scheduled for noon Monday, Dec. 5, at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.
Alleged hotel car thief is a 10-time felon
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today in the case a 22-year-old Hilo man accused of posing as a parking valet at a Hilo hotel and stealing a family’s rental car.
Mauna Loa spews lava for first time since 1984; flows headed in ‘best possible direction’
Officials and residents are cautiously optimistic that Mauna Loa’s first eruption in nearly 40 years will be minimally disruptive.
Photos: Cleanup on Bayfront Highway
State contractors work on cleaning debris from Bayfront Highway after the high winds and high surf over the weekend. The contractors are working diligently to remove the debris to open the road for traffic. They will continue to clean the debris after the road opens.
UPDATE: State DOT has plan for possible closure of Daniel K. Inouye Highway
UPDATE 2:20 p.m. Nov. 29
$14.4M bond funding approved for Kaloko Heights affordable housing
The county could be posting the paperwork as early as this week to sell $14.4 million in bonds to provide sewer service to a 100-unit affordable housing project at Kaloko Heights.
No easy fix for complaints about homeless
Hawaii County agencies, the police department and business associations all seem to be waiting for one another to propose solutions to alleviate complaints about the homeless on Hawaii Island.
Gov. Ige looks back on coronavirus, tourism shutdown
HONOLULU — As Hawaii’s governor, David Ige faced a volcanic eruption that destroyed 700 homes, protests blocking construction of a cutting-edge multibillion-dollar telescope and a false alert about an incoming ballistic missile. During the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism shut down and Hawaii’s unemployment rate soared to 22.4%.
Smaller food companies get set for a high-priced holiday season
NEW YORK — Holiday celebrants in Hilo might notice something different about the traditional Yule Log cake from the Short ‘N Sweet bakery this year.
Rental regulations: New rules — and fees — proposed for hosted and non-hosted transient rentals
A proposed revamp of the county’s vacation rental law includes registration — for the first time — of hosted accommodations and new regulations and fees for both hosted and non-hosted rentals.
Forecaster: Stay prepared despite another mild hurricane season
For the third consecutive year, Hawaii experienced a milder-than-average hurricane season. However, it’s not a record-setting year for the fewest named storms in the Central Pacific.
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