“Brush fire in Ka’u is about 40 percent contained. South Point Road still closed.”
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).
Puna residents speak up about ocean access after the 2018 lava flow,
Maui musician Marty Dread shares his story about reuniting with his daughter’s uncle after the Lahaina fire, and our latest poll results are in about what can be done to prevent wildfires on our island.
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The Hawai‘i Fire Department reports about 40 percent of the brush fire is contained. South Point Road remains closed.
5 years after Kīlauea eruption Puna still waiting for restored ocean access, park repairs By Tiffany DeMasters
Part of Hawai‘i County’s eruption recovery plan is repairing damage and upgrading Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Beach Park, which is along the bay. In the long-term, county officials hope to improve ocean access for swimming at Pohoiki Bay. Read the story to hear what residents are saying about the long wait.
The day after the Lahaina fire, well-known Maui musician Marty Dread peddled a bike into the burned area filled with smoke desperately searching for his daughter’s uncle, Lee Strom, and Strom’s girlfriend Denise Bega.
Last week, they all finally reunited.
Poll results: Readers say more than one solution to best prevent wildfires on Big Island By Nathan Christophel
Big Island Now’s most recent poll — which asked what readers think is the best way to prevent wildfires on the island — drew a wide-range of potential solutions. Read the story to learn more.
Dean Uyeno, a 25-year-long staffer with the Commission on Water Resource Management, has been assigned on a temporary basis as the interim Water Deputy with the Hawaiʻi State Department of Land and Natural Resources.
A 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck 8.3 miles south-southeast of Pāhala on the Big Island at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday.
Update: Hawai‘i Island police officer faces charges in connection with assault of 20-year-old in Ka‘ū
The Hawai’i Police Department detectives have charged 31-year-old Big Island police officer Mark Kealoha Kaili Jr. of Hawaiian Paradise Park with first-degree burglary and third-degree assault stemming from an incident reported Aug. 15 in Ka‘ū.
The “Maui Ola: A Benefit Concert for Maui,” is a live concert and broadcast fundraiser, where 100 percent of the proceeds will support Maui’s severely impacted communities, through donation portals, including Maui United Way, Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Hawaiʻi People’s Fund and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.
The live broadcast begins at 6 p.m. tonight.
Kimberly Buen has been desperately searching for her 79-year-old father Maurice Buen, a former fisherman who was living near Front Street during the time of the fire.
He is among hundreds, if not 1,000- plus people, whose relatives and friends are still looking for them.
With many travelers leaving West Maui amid the disastrous wildfires first reported on Aug. 8, the overflow of rental vehicles are piling up again around the Kahului Airport. This time around, government leaders are choosing their words carefully to prevent unwanted economic impacts for the rest of the island and the state.
Maui Economic Opportunity Human Services and Maui Bus ADA Paratransit buses will resume trips to, from and within West Maui beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Moderate trade winds deliver a few clouds and showers to windward areas today, while leeward areas remain mostly dry. Tropical moisture associated the…