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The storms have passed and the cleanup continues.
Today, we have posts about Hawaiʻi County’s quest for applicants for community action committees in Kona and Puna; a lightning strike ignites a brush fire in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park; two National Historical Parks on the Big Island reopen; U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele introduces the Hawaiian Home Lands Preservation Act; the Hawai‘i Army Guard helicopters are supporting Hawaiʻi Life Flight that lost a helicopter and three crew during a crash; and police need help to locate a 14-year-old runaway.
And, AlohaCare has launched a new giving program to benefit 20 nonprofits throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Mahalo for your readership.
Hawai’i County seeking applicants for community committees in Kona and Puna
The County of Hawaiʻi is seeking applicants for its Community Development Plan Action Committees for Kona and Puna.
U.S. Rep. Kahele introduces Hawaiian Home Lands Preservation Act
U.S. Rep. Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) introduced the Hawaiian Home Lands Preservation Act, a bill to reduce the blood quantum requirement for successorship to 1/32nd for current lessees and thousands of applicants and their successors on the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Applicant Wait List.
The act is critical legislation for the preservation, protection, and restoration of the sovereign rights of native Hawaiian people, according to Rep. Kahele.
Lightning strike ignites brush fire within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Fire crews are battling a small brush fire within Volcanoes National Park that was ignited by a lightning strike Tuesday. The blaze is reported at 30% containment.
Hilina Pali Road is closed from the gate past Kulanaokuaiki Campground to the Hilina Pali Lookout due to fire suppression efforts to extinguish a 5-acre wildfire. Only authorized vehicles are permitted until further notice. Kaʻaha Trail is also closed.
Two National Historical Parks on Big Island reopen after storm
Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Parks are
open on the Big Island.
Storm cleanup continues at both parks.
Hawai’i Island police seek public’s help locating 14-year-old
Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Aiden Becker, who was reported as a runaway.
Becker was last seen in the area of North Glenwood Road in Mountain View, on Dec. 20, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Hawai‘i Army Guard flies helicopters to support Hawaii Life Flight
Governor Josh Green, M.D. authorized the emergency use of the Hawaiʻi Army Guard helicopters — and the select crews — to temporarily support Hawaii Life Flight after one of its aircraft and crew went missing Thursday in the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel between Maui and the Big Island.
AlohaCare launches Imua Loa program with holiday donations of $300,000
With contributions of $300,000, AlohaCare has launched its newly named community giving program called Imua Loa, which means to go forward in health and well-being.
The funding will benefit 20 organizations throughout the islands.
Hawaiian Electric works to restore power following Big Island storm By Tiffany DeMasters
This story was updated at 12:12 p.m. on Dec. 21.
Hawaiian Electric currently reports 800 customers without power in the communities of Honoka’a, Ahualoa and Ocean View. Crews are working as quickly as possible to safely restore power, and anticipate restoration to be completed by Friday.
Maui County hotels lead state in average daily rate, but not occupancy for November 2022
Maui County hotels led the state in November 2022 with revenue per available room of $351 and average daily rate at $538, but lagged in occupancy at 65.2%.
Hawai‘i Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopters support state with emergency medical flights
Governor Josh Green, M.D. authorized the emergency use of the National Guard MEDEVAC helicopters and the select crews to temporarily support the Hawaiʻi Life Flight/Global Medical Response safety stand down after a medical transport flight went missing in waters off of East Maui last week.
Kauai Weather Forecast for December 22, 2022
Light winds will persist into next week with limited rain expected over western slopes. Light to moderate trade winds should begin to return by late next week…
Kauai Surf Forecast for December 22, 2022
The current declining northwest (320 degrees) swell pushing through the islands continues to produce High Surf Advisory conditions today along north and west…
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