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Lydgate Beach on east side of Kaua‘i closed because of beached whale

Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are responding.

21-year-old on Big Island indicted for murdering grandparents with knife

Cheryl Ho called Hawai’i Island police and told them her 21-year-old schizophrenic son Joshua was having an episode and yielding a knife, but by the time police arrived it was too late.

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea’s magma reservoir weighed using gravity measurements

Scientists use microgravity surveys to find out if magma is accumulating in the magma reservoir of the Big Island volcano Kīlauea.

Virus discovered in dolphins, whales across the Pacific could be fatal

Prior to its discovery in 10 whale and dolphin host species across the Pacific, the virus was found in only a single marine mammal worldwide, a Longman’s beaked whale stranded on Maui in 2010.

Hawai’i State Environmental Legislative Caucus introduces 2023 bill package

The 2023 Environmental Legislative Caucus package includes bills to establish green fees, create a tax credit for cesspool conversion and implement a soil health initiative.

Hawaiian monk seal found with shark bite injuries on Kauaʻi dies

A Hawaiian monk seal died at Ke Kai Ola, the Marine Mammal Center’s hospital in Kailua-Kona after suffering a severe shark bite.

Big Island man free after decades imprisoned for murder, rape he didn’t commit

A Hilo judge ordered the immediate release of Albert “Ian” Schweitzer on Tuesday, ending Schweitzer’s 130-year sentence more than 20 years after it began.

U.S. Army Secretary tours Pōhakuloa Training Area on Big Island

Christine E. Wormuth, the U.S. Secretary of the Army, toured Pōhakuloa Training Area, which wants to extend its lease that expires in 2029 with the State of Hawaiʻi.

University of Hawai‘i cancer discovery could improve remedies

Researchers hope to make various cancers more susceptible to therapy, by targeting BAP1 gene activity.

Gov. Green outlines plans to address Hawaiʻi’s problems in State of the State

Hawaiʻi Gov. Josh Green delivered his inaugural State of the State address Monday to a joint session of the 32nd Hawai‘i State Legislature, pledging to take on housing, climate change, homelessness and poverty; and he presented his plan about how to tackle these long-standing, challenging issues.

Oʻahu lifeguard beats out world’s best big-wave surfers to win ‘The Eddie’ at Waimea Bay

Oʻahu lifeguard Luke Shepardson won the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational held Sunday at Waimea Bay on Oʻahu’s North Shore.

UH publishes study about aggressive breast cancer in Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women diagnosed with breast cancer have higher rates of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, which is rare but aggressive.

Most rain gauges on Kauaʻi record near to above average rainfall in December

Although wet conditions closed out the year, all of the rain gauges on Kauaʻi finished 2022 with near to below average rainfall totals.

Green to deliver his first State of the State address

The public can watch the speech live in person at the Capitol in Honolulu or via several outlets on the internet.

Advocates for Native Hawaiian women, girls push legislators to tackle sex trafficking

As the 2023 State Legislative session ramps up, will policymakers tackle a crisis of violence against Native Hawaiian women and girls?

Hawai‘i will see 42 new conservation officers join ranks across the state

All DOCARE branches on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island, Kaua‘i, and across Maui Nui will take on additional officers after the recruits’ graduation.

$2.5 million in federal money headed for invasive species prevention in Hawai‘i

Funding is focused on the prevention of invasive species from entering the islands, including fruit flies.

University of Hawaiʻi investigates coolant leak in Maunakea telescope

The University of Hawaiʻi has notified the Hawaiʻi Department of Health that it is investigating two fluid leaks from the chilling system of the UH 88 inch observatory on Maunakea, operated by the Institute for Astronomy, also known as IfA.

Big Island’s Kīlauea volcano still erupting, but safely within Halemaʻumaʻu crater

Activity from the latest Kīlauea eruption is concentrated in a large lava lake in the eastern half of the summit crater and a smaller lake to the west.

Flags ordered at half-staff for funeral services of Princess Kawānanakoa

The princess, who died on Dec. 11, 2022 at age 96, will lie in state at ‘Iolani Palace on Sunday for the public memorial and on Monday there will be her private funeral at Mauna ‘Ala.
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