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“Mauna Loa Eruption Day 9:  Lava creeps toward old Saddle Road.”

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Hawai‘i police renew request for help finding teen

December 6, 2022 · 8:48 AM HST
Hawai‘i police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old Kira Kaeha.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 9: Lava creeps toward Old Saddle Road

December 6, 2022 · 7:33 AM HST
The leading edge of Mauna Loa’s fissure 3 lava flow is approximately 2 miles from Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

New Hawaiʻi County Council sworn in Monday

December 6, 2022 · 6:30 AM HST
The new Council was inaugurated and sworn in during the Hawai‘i County Inaugural Ceremony on Monday afternoon at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

County: Come to Old Saddle Road to see lava, but don’t wander off or leave trash

December 6, 2022 · 5:30 AM HST
Thousands of vehicles are taking the 4.5-mile route on Old Saddle Road daily for a chance to see Mauna Loa’s lava flow.

In inauguration speech, Gov. Green touts his Big Island ties as rural doctor

December 5, 2022 · 9:58 PM HST
Josh Green, the state’s ninth governor, names affordable housing, homelessness, poverty and climate change as key issues for his administration during his inauguration in Honolulu on Monday.

Ocean View man charged with theft of Hyundai Elantra

December 5, 2022 · 6:15 PM HST
The Hyundai Elantra was originally reported stolen Nov. 4 from an Ocean View business.

Road closure into Hilo from Keaukaha scheduled later this week

December 5, 2022 · 4:05 PM HST
DPW and Nan, Inc. will be closing the mauka-bound lane and opening the makai-bound lane into Hilo town from Keaukaha on Dec. 8, at 7 a.m. for striping of the roadway and shoulder maintenance.

20 Hawai‘i National Guard service members activated to traffic control amid Mauna Loa eruption

December 5, 2022 · 1:50 PM HST
Twenty Hawai‘i National Guard [HING] servicemembers were activated today to assist Hawai‘i County with the ongoing Mauna Loa eruption.

State funding to renovate Big Island schools’ fire alarm systems, more

December 5, 2022 · 1:09 PM HST
Hawai‘i Island initiatives will receive $18.5 million, a portion of the $306.8 million in capital improvement project funding announced by then-Gov. David Ige on Sunday.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 8: Creeping lava unlikely to cross Saddle Road for a week plus, if ever

December 5, 2022 · 11:43 AM HST
“The [Mauna Loa] lava flow is advancing sideways to the west and east about as fast as it is moving forward,” said Ken Hon, Scientist-in-Charge of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Food Basket has four more ‘Ohana Food Drops in December

December 5, 2022 · 6:30 AM HST
The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, will be holding four ʻOhana Food Drop distributions this month to help alleviate low food security during the holiday season.

Bananarama Bakery in Pāhoa to host anniversary, grand opening celebration

December 5, 2022 · 6:30 AM HST
The celebration is Dec. 10-12 and will feature sales, discounts, giveaways and some surprises.

Update: Flooding advisory canceled for West Hawaiʻi

December 4, 2022 · 5:02 PM HST
A flood advisory for portions of the west side of the Big Island has been canceled.

UPDATE: Lava viewing area reopens after unexploded ordnance is detonated by county

December 4, 2022 · 12:14 PM HST
The Mauna Loa eruption viewing area along the Daniel K. Inouye Highway has now reopened after Hawai’i County detonated an unexploded ordnance found in lava rocks on Sunday Morning.

New Hawai’i County Council to be sworn in Monday

December 4, 2022 · 12:00 PM HST
The Hawai‘i County Inaugural Ceremony is at noon Monday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 7: Lava moving slowly, ‘spreading out like a pancake’

December 4, 2022 · 7:54 AM HST
The Mauna Loa lava flow is currently 2.25 miles from Daniel K. Inouye Highway and the leading edge is advancing at an average of 50 feet per hour.

Josh Green’s inauguration: Watch in person or online

December 4, 2022 · 6:30 AM HST
The governor-elect will be sworn into office in Honolulu on Monday, during a free ceremony open to the public.

Hawai’i Care Choices to host free Season of Light celebration

December 4, 2022 · 6:30 AM HST
Hawaiian Santa and one of his elves will make a special appearance during this year’s Season of Light celebration hosted by Hawai‘i Care Choices.

Fire hydrant flow test scheduled along Kapi‘olani Street in Hilo

December 4, 2022 · 6:30 AM HST
Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and store a container of water for their drinking needs until the supply of water is restored to normal.

Big Island helicopter crash leads NTSB to call for urgent safety inspections of Bell 407

December 4, 2022 · 5:30 AM HST
In the Big Island crash, the tail boom separated from the fuselage of a Bell 407 during a sunset tour operated by Paradise Helicopters out of Kona.

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