Lava legacy: The memories of Kim, Trusdell recall the 1984 Mauna Loa eruption that threatened Hilo.
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Police arrest 16 for DUI
During the week of Nov. 21-27, Hawaii Island police arrested 16 motorists for DUI. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.
A legacy of lava: Kim, Trusdell reflect on 1984 Mauna Loa eruption that threatened Hilo
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory research geologist Frank Trusdell is considered an authority on Mauna Loa.
More progressive County Council to be sworn in Monday
There’s a new day coming for the Hawaii County Council, with a freshly minted chairwoman, three freshman members, newly named committees and a more progressive agenda.
Still ‘huge destructive potential’: State deploys team from Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to assist county
State and county agencies continue to prepare for the impacts of a possible closure of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
For many Hawaiians, lava flows are a time to honor, reflect
HONOLULU — When Willette Kalaokahaku Akima-Akau looks out at the the lava flowing from Mauna Loa volcano and makes an offering of gin, tobacco and coins, she will be taking part in a tradition passed down from her grandfather and other Native Hawaiians as a way to honor both the natural and spiritual worlds.
After Hawaii crash, NTSB calls for inspection of helicopters
(AP) — U.S. safety officials are calling for immediate inspection of certain Bell helicopters based on findings from their investigation into a crash in Hawaii. The National Transportation Safety Board said Friday that U.S. and Canadian regulators should require immediate inspections of hardware used to attach the tail booms to the fuselage on Bell 407 helicopters. The safety board says one of the hardware fittings used to attach the tail to the fuselage was missing and three others showed signs of cracking in the Hawaii crash, which injured the pilot and five passengers. The Bell 407 is a popular helicopter for sightseeing flights and for law enforcement and air ambulances.
Prayers? Bombs? Berms? Hawaii’s history shows stopping lava not easy
HONOLULU — Prayer. Bombs. Walls.
County opens lava-viewing route
Lava watchers can get a closer and safer view of the Mauna Loa eruption through an alternate route intended to reduce parking on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
Hawaii eruption brings tourism boon during slow season
The spectacle of incandescent lava spewing from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world’s largest volcano.
Green names directors for 14 state departments
Governor-elect Josh Green on Thursday announced nominees to serve as directors or deputy directors for 14 state departments in his cabinet.
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.
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