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Mauna Loa eruption Day 11: Flow front slowing down

The flow front remains nearly two miles from Saddle Road, which remains open in both directions.

Mauna Loa eruption Day 10: Overflow breaks out upslope from flow front; lava still nearly 2 miles from Saddle Road

The question of when and if the lava flow reaches and crosses Saddle Road, the main thoroughfare between the east and west sides of the Big Island, is on everyone’s minds.

Governor orders flags to fly at half-staff on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Gov. Josh Green’s order, at the direction of President Joe Biden, is in effect until sunset today.

Summit participants craft policy priorities for 2023 aimed at making Hawaiʻi thrive

The summit aimed to break down silos and drive shared priority agreements that can catalyze sweeping policy shifts for all of the islands.

With prevalence of rat lungworm disease expected to increase, UH researchers hope to prepare the global medical community

A new review paper, led by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa researchers, was recently published to educate medical professionals in the United States and around the world as they encounter an increasing number of patients suffering from the disease.

Watch: Wildlife camera catches fluffy fledgling endangered nocturnal seabird emerging from burrow on Big Island

The young ‘ākeʻāke was caught on camera making its way out of its high-elevation burrow on Mauna Loa about a month before the current eruption and lava flow began.

Gov. Green names affordable housing, homelessness as priorities in inauguration speech

Josh Green, the state’s ninth governor, also names poverty and climate change as key issues for his administration during his inauguration in Honolulu on Monday.

Mauna Loa lava still spewing, but flow only creeping toward main Big Island road

“The [Mauna Loa] lava flow is advancing sideways to the west and east about as fast as it is moving forward,” said Ken Hon, Scientist-in-Charge of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Sister goddesses Poli’ahu and Pele bring lava and snow on same day to Big Island summits

Hawaiian legends tell many stories about sisters Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes and Poli‘ahu, goddess of snow.

Mauna Loa lava ‘spreading out like a pancake’

The Mauna Loa lava flow is currently 2.25 miles from Saddle Road, the main east-west transportation corridor on the Big Island.

Governor’s inauguration this Monday, attend in person or online

The governor-elect will be sworn into office in Honolulu on Monday, during a free ceremony open to the public.

Mauna Loa Eruption: Danger over for people living on southwest side of volcano

The Mauna Loa lava flow is moving at about 75 feet per hour while it is on relatively flat ground as it creeps toward Saddle Road, now just 2.5 miles away.

Hawai‘i students can test their 3-D design skills with ‘We (Heart) Veterans’ pin challenge

Students will flex their design and engineering skills by creating a digital 3-D model of a wearable pin that celebrates their unique appreciation for veterans.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 5: Lava flow moving slowly, 2.7 miles from main road

Mauna Loa’s Northeast Rift Zone is still active, with fissure 3 continuing to be the dominant source of the largest lava flow.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 4: Lava flow slows; now week is earliest to reach Saddle Road

There are two active flows on the Northeast Rift Zone of the volcano.

Governor-elect Green announces nominees for top cabinet leaders

Governor-elect Josh Green today announced nominees to serve as Director and/or Deputy Director for 14 state departments in his cabinet.

Hurricane season officially over

Kaua‘i’s South Shore was battered by a historic south swell this summer. The event was not related to the season’s only hurricane.

Mauna Loa flow could reach Daniel K. Inouye Highway in 2 days

Now more than 3 miles away from Daniel K. Inouye Highway, the Mauna Loa eruption has reached the bottom part of the slope of the volcano and is entering into a flat area, officials confirmed this morning.

Mauna Loa Eruption Day 3: Lava crosses Old Kona Highway

At approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday, the leading edge of the Mauna Loa lava flow crossed Old Kona Highway, a dirt road that crosses the Mauna Loa Forest Reserve.

UPDATE: Mauna Loa lava flow only 4.5 miles from Saddle Road

New webcam videos from USGS shows fissure 3 and new fissure 4 is feeding lava flows downslope to the north/northeast. Fissure 3 is feeding the largest lava flow.
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