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Groundbreaking video captures whale bubble-net feeding in UH research Parker School wins mainland debate tournament Volcano Watch: Why do so many deep earthquakes happen around Pāhala? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 10, 2019 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park makes big strides against little fire ants Tickets on sale for 21st annual Taste of Hilo Sunday (Oct 20)
 
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Groundbreaking video captures whale bubble-net feeding in UH research

Researchers captured amazing whale’s-point-of-view and aerial drone video of humpback whale bubble-net feeding.

arker School’s debate team walked away with the first-place sweepstakes trophy at the University of Utah Beehive Classic Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 5 and 6, 2019.

Parker School wins mainland debate tournament

Parker School’s debate team walked away with the first-place sweepstakes trophy at the University of Utah Beehive Classic Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About 1300 earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 1 and at depths over 20 km (12 mi) on and around the Island of Hawaiʻi since August 2019 are depicted on this map. Most of the earthquakes were clustered beneath the southern edge of the island near the town of Pāhala. Blue and purple dots indicate earthquakes at 20-40 km (12-25 mi) and more than 40 km (25 mi) depths, respectively. USGS map by B. Shiro.

Volcano Watch: Why do so many deep earthquakes happen around Pāhala?

About 1300 earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 1 and at depths over 20 km (12 mi) on and around the Island of Hawaiʻi since August 2019.

Halemaumau water lake. USGS/HVO Photo

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 10, 2019

Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at normal.

Little Fire Ants before an after treatments at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park steam vents. NPS photo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park makes big strides against little fire ants

Little fire ants (LFA) have met their match as Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park gets closer to meeting its goal of eradicating the invasive, noxious pests

Food samples. Photo courtesy of Taste of Hilo

Tickets on sale for 21st annual Taste of Hilo Sunday (Oct 20)

The 21st Annual Taste of Hilo is scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 1-3 p.m., at Sangha Hall in Hilo.

Puakō Beach Drive – Water Main Break

October 17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE AFFECTED AREA: PUAKŌ BEACH DRIVE, SOUTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for Thursday, October 17, 2019. Customers along Puakō Beach Drive may experience no water service while DWS crews repair a water main break on the Kona side of the Ascension Mission Catholic Church. Repairs are estimated to be completed […]

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Police seek info on burglary suspect seen on camera

October 17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Surveillance Image 3Surveillance Image 2Surveillance Image 1 The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary that occurred at a residence on Papa Bay Drive in Captain Cook, South Kona. On (October 05), between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., an unidentified male subject was observed […]

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Multi state $116.9M settlement with Johnson & Johnson includes Hawaii

October 17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection today announced a multistate settlement along with 40 states and the District of Columbia requiring Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. to pay nearly $116.9 million for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. A multistate investigation found the companies […]

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Police continue citations on DKI near Mauna Kea Access Road

October 17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on August 15, 2019.  The continuing efforts of police during the new weeklong period covering last Thursday (October 10, […]

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Kona Community Aquatic Center scheduled to reopen Tuesday (Oct 22)

October 17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Kona Community Aquatic Center (KCAC) will reopen on October 22, 2019.  The pool wasclosed due to equipment failure in the pool’s filter system.   KCAC will be open seven days a week and will operate on the following schedule: ​Mon – Fri:​Session 1:  6:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ​​​Session 2:  2:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. […]

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Police have located a man wanted on numerous warrants

October 17, 2019

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Jostin Santana, who was reported as wanted, has been arrested in Waikoloa without incident on (October 17). Police would like to thank members of the public for their continued assistance. MEDIA RELEASE Jostin Santana The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is requesting assistance in locating Jostin Santana, […]

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Representative Elijah E. Cummings

Flags to fly at half-staff in memory of U. S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings

October 17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Representative Elijah E. Cummings HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National […]

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Nationwide prescription drug take-back on Saturday (Oct 26)

October 16, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, October 26, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal: Ka Waena Lapaʻau Medical […]

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Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area temporary closure for maintenance Wednesday (Oct 23)

October 16, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area will be temporarily closed on October 23, 2019 from 5:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. for maintenance. The Department apologizes for any inconvenience this park closure may cause, and thanks the public for their patience and understanding during this temporary closure. For more information, please call Parks and Recreation at (808) 961-8311.

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NELHA Host Park generates over $100M annually

October 16, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII – An analysis of the economic impact of NELHA’s (National Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority) Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park (HOST Park) at Keahole Point found that total economic impact of the park was $104 million in 2018. The Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii (UHERO) completed the report […]

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Honokaa man is dead after tractor accident Tuesday (Oct 8)

October 16, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE A 69-year-old man died as a result of injuries he suffered in a home accident on Tuesday (October 8) at his residence in Kalopa Mauka. The victim was identified as Michael Shinsky, of a Honokaa address. Responding to a 4:25 p.m. report of a home accident, police and fire personnel determined that the […]

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Police are searching for a Kailua-Kona man reported missing

October 16, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Brian Larimore Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 52-year-old Kailua-Kona man who was reported missing and in need of his medication. Brian Larimore was last seen on (October 11) in Kailua-Kona. He is described as being 5-feet-11-inches, 175 pounds, with gray hair, dreads, and hazel eyes. Police ask anyone with information on […]

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Lucy Castro

Police are searching for a Volcano woman reported missing

October 16, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Lucy Castro Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for help in locating a 44-year-old Volcano woman who is reported missing. Lucy Castro was last seen leaving a Tiki Lane address in Ocean View at 1:00 a.m. on (October 7). She is described as being 5-feet-2-inches, 137 pounds with brown eyes and long, wavy, black […]

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Spencer Beach Park closed due to swarming bees

October 15, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation has closed Spencer Beach Park in North Kohala as of Tuesday (Oct 15). The closure is necessary to protect individuals from swarming bees after a large Kiawe tree collapsed in the park. Due to the closure, the following advisories are in effect: The park […]

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