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MTV Filming Dating Show on Hawai‘i Island

The television music station MTV is filming on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi right now.

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E-Commerce Credited for 978% Growth in Hawai‘i Air Cargo Jobs

The air cargo industry in Hawaiʻi had 852 employees in 2016, experiencing 978.5% growth in employment over 15 years, between 2001 and 2016. 

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Two Adults, Three Children Escape Pi‘ihana Apartment Fire

Emergency crews are responding to a structure fire at 1837 Piʻihana Road in Wailuku.

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Hawaiian Airlines Flights Help Measure Climate Change

The research project gives scientists real-time access to pollution levels in areas where air quality samples have been difficult to collect—until now.

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Kīlauea Restriping Work, Nov. 21

The County of Hawai‘i Traffic Division will begin restriping work on Kīlauea Avenue from the 4-mile bridge to Hale Manu Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

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UPDATE: Snorkeler Dies Off Old Airport Beach Park

The search for a missing snorkeler off Old Airport Beach Park on Hawai‘i Island was conducted on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 19 and 20, 2017.

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Hōkūle‘a Stops in Hāna for 9th Annual Limu Festival

Hōkūle‘a and her crew joined Nā Mamo O Mū‘olea and East Maui communities in celebrating the 9th Annual Limu Festival over the weekend.

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6 Months in Jail for Turkish Man Who Disrupted Hawai‘i Flight

Anil Uskanli, the 26-year-old Turkish man who caused a disturbance on board American Airlines flight  from LA to Honolulu on May 19, 2017, was sentenced today to time served (six months in federal prison).

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Top 10 Cooking Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

According to the Hawaiʻi Red Cross, cooking is the number one cause of home fires in the US.

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HTA Appoints New Director of Tourism Research

Jennifer Chun has been appointed as the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority agency’s director of tourism research, starting Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

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Hilo High School Football Team: STATE CHAMPIONS

Hilo High School won its first ever Hawaii State Football Championship by beating Damien Memorial High by the score of 35-19 at Aloha Stadium over on O‘ahu Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

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Man Who Interfered With American Airlines Flight Sentenced

U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson sentenced Uskanli to six months in federal prison, the amount of time that he has served since his arrest.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Hawaiʻi County announces the following Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the following locations.

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Kahilu Theatre Presents Talk by Artist Kaori Ukaji

Kahilu Theatre will present internationally recognized Artist Kaori Ukaji on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Christmas Music with Mikala & Friends

The Hilo Palace Theatre and Mikala Thomas invites the public for an afternoon of Christmas music at the theater in Hilo on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.

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Consumers Holding Island Air Tickets Should Seek Refunds Immediately

Hawaiʻi consumers who purchased unused Island Air travel tickets by credit or debit card are urged to contact their credit or debit card providers to seek refunds

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Hawaiian Business Development Empowerment Workshop

A Hawaiian Business Development Empowerment Workshop is being presented by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

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Christmas Gift Drive for West Hawaiʻi Kids

A Christmas gift drive for Friends of the Children of West Hawaiʻi is happening now through Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

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HPD Seeking Kona Man Wanted on Warrants

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 51-year-old South Kona man wanted for outstanding warrants.

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Staff Shortage Affects Refuse Route in Pukalani

Due to a staff shortage, a residential refuse route in the Pukalani area is being rescheduled to tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

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Lahainaluna Beats Konawaena in 7 Overtimes to Defend DII Title

Lahainaluna secured the DII state football championship after defeating Konawaena in 7 overtimes.  The 75-69 win is the second consecutive title for the Lunas.

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Boosting Maui Condo Owners’ Energy Savings

Maui sees some the highest energy bills in the state. In addition to helping educate Maui residents on how to become more energy-efficient, Hawai‘i Energy...

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Emergency Water Repairs Result in South Kīhei Rd Lane Closure

The Department of Water Supply is working on a waterline on South Kīhei Road until approximately 3 p.m. today from Waipuʻilani Road to Nohokai Street.

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L Honoapi‘ilani Rd Resurfacing in Nāpili Starts Today

Contractors with the Department of Public Works will be resurfacing Lower Honoapiʻilani Road from Omaikai Place to Nāpilihau Street over the next several months. 

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Sunshine Pediatric Clinic Wins $25,000 in HIplan Competition

Sunshine Pediatric Clinic in Hilo has won $25,000 for its business plan in the 2017 HIplan competition.

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High Surf Advisory Posted, Larger Swell Ahead

Our current northerly swell has peaked overnight and is forecast to hold through Monday and slowly begin easing. Overlapping swells are forecast over the next...

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Cool North Winds Continue Today

Cool northerly breezes will continue Monday and then northeast Tuesday and Wednesday. Showers will favor north and northeast areas...

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Cool North Winds Continue Today

Cool northerly breezes will continue Monday and then northeast Tuesday and Wednesday. Showers will favor north and northeast areas...

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High Surf Advisory Posted, Larger Swell Ahead

Our current northerly swell has peaked overnight and is forecast to hold through Monday and slowly begin easing. Overlapping swells are forecast over the next...

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Maui Obituary Notices: Week of Nov. 19, 2017

May they rest in peace. Maui Obituary Notices: Week of Nov. 19, 2017

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Ask the Mayor Correction: Who Renamed Mokulele Highway?

I really want to know if it was the state that renamed Mokulele Highway to Maui Veterans Highway.

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Ask the Mayor: Who Pays for Rubbish Bin Replacement?

If I need to have my rubbish cart replaced due to damage from the automated rubbish truck, will I have to pay for a new one?

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Ask the Mayor: Does Portable Bar Business Need Liquor License?

Does a portable bar business need a liquor license since a person is getting paid to bring and serve alcohol?

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Oregon Man Dies, Fell Ill While Snorkeling at ‘Āhihi-Kina‘u

The snorkeler was brought to shore after reportedly experiencing a medical emergency in waters at the ʻĀhihi-Kinaʻu Natural Area Reserve.

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Police Seek Help to ID Body Recovered in April

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the body of male that was found on April 23, 2017 in a field above Kaiwahine Street in Kīhei.

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Swell Expected This Weekend

Swells are trending down overall into the weekend. On Sunday a reinforcing northerly swell is forecast to fill in late Saturday, peak Sunday...

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Winds Fluctuating as Old Front Approaches

Winds are expected to weaken into the weekend with a weak cold front forecast to bring a band of clouds and showers through the islands starting late...

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Marine Aircraft to Land Near Waiki‘i Ranch, Nov. 20–22

Residents in the area of Waikiʻi Ranch on Hawaiʻi island may hear noise coming from U.S. Marine Corps aircraft.

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Kailua Kalikimaka Kicks Off Holiday Events

Kailua Village celebrates the holiday season with events and activities beginning with the tree lighting on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

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Lava Lava Beach Club Announces Holiday Season Musical Lineup

In addition to the third and fourth Friday night marquee performers, Lava Lava Beach Club will add new headliners throughout the new year.

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