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“Officials, utilities, transportation companies look to lava flow for clues.”

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Mauna Loa eruption cuts access, power to Mauna Loa Observatory

Lava from the Mauna Loa eruption on Monday night crossed the access road to the Mauna Loa Observatory, knocking out access and power to one of only four NOAA laboratories across the globe that measure atmospheric conditions and monitor carbon dioxide levels.

No easy fix

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.

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%.

‘The kids deserve this’

The Leeward Steelers Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer teams are headed to the mainland this week to represent Kona on the big stage.

Let’s go Wildcats!

The Konawaena High School Wildcats received a spirited send off Friday as the football team headed to Oahu to take on the Waipahu Marauders in the state championship.

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