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Heightened unrest resumes beneath Big Island’s Kīlauea volcano

At about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the number of earthquakes beneath the summit increased and low frequency energy pulses set in. Ground deformation also continues beneath Halemaʻumaʻu crater and the south caldera area.

Newly discovered exoplanet will help understand why life appeared on Earth

An international team of scientists, with the help of three observatories atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island, discovered the relatively close exoplanet dubbed Gliese 12 b in our galactic neighborhood.

Kaua‘i Master Gardeners bringing free home gardening classes to Puhi farmers market

The monthly courses begin June 1 and will be held behind the master gardeners’ longtime ‘plant doctor’ booth.

State awards ambulance contracts to American Medical Response following protests

“We are disappointed that Falck was not selected by the Department of Health, who found us more qualified than the incumbent to provide emergency medical services to Maui and Kaua‘i counties just last year before canceling the request for proposals in response to a challenge,” said Troy Hagen, chief commercial officer for Falck USA.

Volcano Watch: HVO depends on reliable and secure IT solutions

One of the primary duties of IT personnel at HVO is supporting existing and emerging volcano monitoring and science goals. The observatory uses a variety of instruments to collect data on volcanic activity—including seismometers, gas analyzers, ground deformation sensors, and cameras.

Kaua’i Fentanyl Task Force starts following rise in drug overdoses

“It’s not picking on any particular island. So it’s just spontaneous. It’s everywhere. And we just gotta keep looking at the numbers and never, ever think about patting ourselves on the back.”

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs revamps website

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, or DCCA, launched its newly redesigned website pages, aimed at providing visitors with a seamless and intuitive browsing experience. The revamped homepage, coupled with a new complaint management webpage is meant to enhance user accessibility and engagement. The updated homepage features a streamlined, function-driven layout and improved navigation […]

Department of Hawaiian Homelands lessees face telecommunication disruption

The private company required to provide reliable telecommunication services is facing foreclosure due to nonpayment of a major loan.

Flags ordered to half-staff for Memorial Day

This action is taken to honor the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Hawaiʻi Attorney General joins coalition to defend EPA’s greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

The EPA’s final rule will reduce 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and result in $10 billion annual climate benefits, $300 million in annual non-greenhouse gas public health benefits, and $3.5 billion in annual operational savings for the trucking industry over the lifetime of these vehicles, according to rule backers. Currently, the EPA’s final rule is being challenged by 25 other states, which seek to stop emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles from taking effect.

Kaua‘i Police Department encourages safe celebrations as graduation nears

Officers are stepping up enforcement measures and will be conducting checks for drivers committing traffic violations.

Disaster loans available to Kaua‘i residents, business owners following April storm

Homeowners and renters on Kaua‘i may be eligible for disaster loans of up to $100,000 to repair or replace personal property damaged or lost in the storms, including vehicles.

Kaua‘i District Health Office to assess emergency preparedness among residents

Survey teams will go door-to-door June 3-7 in 30 randomly selected census blocks.

Kīlauea School students spent school year learning from the land at Kāhili Beach

Thirty-five sixth-graders traveled to the North Shore beach on a monthly basis to learn from ‘āina-based educator Kapule Torio and other experts.

State awarded more than $900M against pharmaceutical companies that failed to disclose efficacy for a blood thinner drug

Companies involved in the payout include Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and three U.S.-based subsidiaries of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

Drivers in Hawai‘i can soon get ‘shaka plates’

The Shaka License Plate Program is the culmination of a two-year statewide review process, according to Project Shaka.

Winners announced from 4th annual MWR Auto Skills Car Show

About 600 people turned out May 11 at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands in Kekaha for the open base event that featured 70 custom vehicles.

U.S. Pacific Fleet to hold maritime exercise this summer

RIMPAC is the worldʻs largest international maritime exercise, which has been held biannually in summer months since 1971.

Slightly soggier than expected 2023-24 wet season will buffer Hawai‘i from earlier onset of drought, wildfire season

Shift from El Nino to La Nina conditions also means there likely will be fewer tropical cyclones, including tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes, will move through the Central Pacific during the 2024 hurricane season.

Hawaiian Host chocolate owners award four Kauaʻi students academic scholarships

Mamoru and Aiko Takitani own Hawaiian Host chocolates. The foundation reports awarding more than $13.5 million in scholarship and academic enrichment programs to students in Hawaiʻi over the years, including $219,000 in scholarships this year.
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