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September 9, 2023 · 1:32 PM

Weekly Hawai‘i Island lane closures: Sept. 9-15

Closure schedules can change at any time without further notice.
September 9, 2023 · 4:00 AM

Road closure on Haili Street in Hilo scheduled to begin Sunday

The Department of Water Supply will be working between Keawe and Kino‘ole Streets starting at 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
September 9, 2023 · 2:30 AM

Hawai‘i County outstanding warrants as of Sept. 8, 2023

The Hawaiʻi Police Department provided the following list of 25 people with outstanding misdemeanor or traffic warrants as of Sept. 8, 2023.
September 9, 2023 · 1:00 AM

Nāʻālehu family’s SUV shot by arrow in July

The arrow left a small puncture hole in the driver’s side passenger door but did not pierce all the way through. Fortunately, no one was injured in the Big Island incident.
September 8, 2023 · 6:44 PM

Big Island police seek help locating Hilo man missing since mid-August

62-year-old Elroy Pacheco was last seen Aug. 16 in the Hilo area.
September 8, 2023 · 4:44 PM

Hawai‘i Island police investigate stolen ATV from Mana Road

Police ask anyone with information relative to this case to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.
September 8, 2023 · 2:39 PM

State and county leaders reflect on Aug. 8 fires on Big Island, Maui and how they can be prepared in the future

Representatives from the state, county, and other agencies gave presentations regarding wildfire preparation during a community meeting in Waimea on Thursday.
September 8, 2023 · 12:00 PM

Big Island Office of Housing and Community Development accepting proposals for federal funding

Proposals from eligible agencies and organizations seeking the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants and funding will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. November 15, 2023.
September 8, 2023 · 9:51 AM

Captain Cook man accused of stealing 51 state and county street signs

Signs included stop signs, highway mile marker signs, street name signs, and district designation signs.
September 8, 2023 · 7:26 AM

Hawai‘i Island police seek help finding 13-year-old girl last seen in Hilo

The teen was initially reported as a runaway but due to her age, she is considered endangered.
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September 6, 2023 · 4:16 PM HST

Top 20 things to do on Big Island Sept. 7-13: 24th annual Queen Lili‘uokalani Festival; Big Island Chocolate Festival Dip, Sip and Paint; Devin Saltiban meet and greet; and more

Whether it’s celebrating Queen Lili’uokalani’s birthday with a festival in the Hilo park that shares her name; getting an autograph from 2023 Hilo High grad Devin Saltiban, who was picked by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2023 Major League Baseball draft; watching pickleball matches to support Maui wildfire relief efforts; or supporting your favorite contestant in the next round of Hilo Idol, once again, there is plenty to do on the Big Island during the next week.
August 30, 2023 · 8:48 AM HST

Kona Dance and Performing Arts to host a weekend of dance classes with the pros

Kona Dance and Performing Arts presents a weekend of dance workshops with world-renowned teaching artists Roman Vasquez and Charlene Rose, offering a variety of classes for students aged 13 and up.
September 2, 2023 · 11:17 AM HST

Maui Ola Benefit Concert Series continues with performance by The Green

After raising over $1 million for Maui relief, Maui Ola will return with a series of benefit concerts- donating all proceeds to those impacted by Mauiʻs devastating wildfires.
August 31, 2023 · 4:56 PM HST

This is Hilo Idol: New singing competition opening doors for Big Island talent

Hilo Idol, is creating a platform — a literal stage — for exposure, cross-promotion and being part of reconnecting, re-establishing and reinvigorating the community in a still-waking post-COVID world.
August 30, 2023 · 4:04 PM HST

Top 20 things to do on Big Island Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Race, Maui Love Benefit Concert, Parker Ranch Labor Day Scholarship Rodeo and much more

Aside from the 50th annual Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Race, this week’s events include support for people impacted by the deadly wildfires on Maui comprising of a benefit concert and a vigil, to more live music.
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Big Island Business 

Business Monday: Gam3Escape in Hilo on the Big Island building community through gaming
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Cyclists for Lāhainā: 3 Big Island bike shops roll out two initiatives in support of Maui community destroyed by wildfire

Hawai’i Volcano Blog 

Volcano Watch: Tilt measurements still vital to volcano monitoring after more than a century
No notable earthquake swarms recorded in past day at Kīlauea; signs of unrest persist
Brief earthquake swarm rattles Kīlauea summit

Ocean Blog 

NOAA invests $17 million to protect Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary visitor center
17-year-old from Kona dies while spearfishing
NOAA launches Hawaiian Islands survey of whales, dolphins and seabirds
Marine wildlife advocates, cultural practitioners urge closing of Kanaloa Octopus Farm in West Hawaiʻi

Maui Now 

Unsafe water advisory remains in place for Upper Kula

The Unsafe Water Advisory remains in effect in Upper Kula pending the results of a third round of testing that is now underway.
September 9, 2023 · 12:52 PM HST

$30 million loan replacement program launched for healthcare professionals who serve Hawaiʻi

A new $30 million loan repayment program was unveiled on Saturday to address the growing shortages of physicians and other healthcare professionals across the Hawaiian islands.
September 9, 2023 · 12:03 PM HST

Deadline to enroll in Temporary Emergency Lodging is Sept. 15, 2023

Anyone who wishes to begin using the American Red Cross’ non-congregate sheltering program, which offers lodging in hotels and other properties rather than group shelters, must sign up no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. Those who already have signed up will continue to receive shelter and services through the program as long as they are eligible.
September 9, 2023 · 11:30 AM HST

G70 Foundation donates $75,000 to aid Maui wildfire disaster relief

The G70 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hawai‘i design firm, G70, has pledged $75,000 to the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to help victims of the devastating wildfires on Maui.
September 9, 2023 · 10:32 AM HST

What boaters need to know about closure of Lahaina Small Boat Harbor, surrounding waterways

Before the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor and surrounding waterways can reopen, much work needs to be done including the removal of burned vessels.
September 9, 2023 · 10:24 AM HST

Kauai Now 

Kaua‘i weekly lane closures: Sept. 9-15

Lane closure schedules can change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.
September 9, 2023 · 1:14 PM HST

Green waste services unavailable at Kapa‘a transfer station until further notice

During this period, customers are advised to use green waste at the Līhu‘e refuse transfer station.
September 9, 2023 · 12:47 PM HST

Kauaʻi police investigating death on Kahili Mountain Road

Authorities also are seeking 48-year-old Chris Santos, who is a person of interest in connection with the incident.
September 9, 2023 · 12:38 PM HST

Kaua‘i firefighter receives minor injuries during response to Kapa‘a structure fire

During an inspection of the building walls, a gas leak was also discovered after an unknown ignition source caused the flash fire that injured the firefighter.
September 9, 2023 · 12:28 PM HST

Kauai Weather Forecast for September 09, 2023

Fairly typical trade wind weather featuring mainly windward and mauka showers is expected through the middle next week. The trades will be on the increase today…
September 9, 2023 · 7:30 AM HST