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Today we have stories about volcano-related weather vortices nicknamed “lava devils” and the worldʻs most powerful telescope on Maui has released its first public data.
From Kauaʻi, we have a story about the Hāʻena shuttle and reservation system for the popular Nā Pali recreation.
The community is invited to the lighting of the first candle of Hanukkah in Hilo with Ahava ʻAina and AARP is hosting a free telephone town hall with Hawaiʻi US Sen. Mazie Hirono about prescription drug costs.
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The wonders of weather on the Big Island never cease to capture people’s attention, especially when there’s a volcanic eruption.
A photo shared in two public Facebook groups Dec. 4 and 5 showed what poster David Kaeo called a “small little tornado” near the front of the fissure 3 lava flow on Mauna Loa’s northeast flank. Some people have nicknmamed it the “lava devil.”
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono from Hawaiʻi will answer kūpuna questions on how the Inflation Reduction Act will lower prescription drug prices for Medicare recipients at a live telephone forum sponsored by AARP Hawaiʻi on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9 a.m.
Participants in the telephone town hall will have an opportunity to ask the senator questions about what the Inflation Reduction Act will do to lower their drug costs and about other legislation before Congress. You do not have to be an AARP member to participate.
The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope at the summit of Haleakalā on Maui has released its first set of publicly available datasets.
Ahava ‘Aina is inviting everyone to participate in the lighting of the first candle of Hanukkah with Rabbi Rachel at the Grand Naniloa Resort, located at 93 Banyan Drive in Hilo, on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m.
“Lighting the menorah’s candles symbolizes igniting the light that shines within us all. With anti-semitism on the rise, that’s an extremely important message,” said Rabbi Rachel. “When it gets dark, we can light up the world with a single candle.”
Do you have some free time next summer? Are you looking for a way to help the community while keeping keiki occupied during part of their break from school?
The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is inviting people to apply for temporary summer employment as part of the 2023 Summer Fun program.
Keiki and their ‘ohana in the Hāmākua area had the chance to celebrate the holidays while getting to know their community police officers during a recent Christmas celebration.
Nearly 100 children from 3 to 15 years old showed their Christmas spirit Dec. 3 during the Hāmākua Christmas Carnival at the Pāpa‘ikou Gymnasium. The event, co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Hilo Community Policing Section and the Hawai‘i County Parks and Recreation Department, included slides prepared by the Ka‘apuni ‘ohana, games and jumping castles. The Hawai‘i Police Activities League also donated prizes for the winners of the games.
Pacific Whale Foundation announced the 2023 return of its annual Maui Whale Festival. Occurring throughout the month of February, this hybrid event celebrates the return of migrating humpback whales to Maui Nui.
Painted by Fathima Mohiuddin as a project of nonprofit Maui Public Art Corps, the public artwork is an interpretation of a recorded talk-story between Kekoa Enomoto of ʻAhahui Kaʻahumanu and Queen Kaʻahumanu Center’s Kauwela Bisquera, with additional symbolism garnered through Kahului community consultations over a 6-week design period.
A front approaching from the northwest will keep light winds across the region, allowing for some land and sea breezes today. The front will bring…
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