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USGS: Kamokuna Lava Delta Collapse Likely

Several large cracks have developed in the lava delta, running parallel to the coastline and spanning the width of the delta.

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Swells Expected for the Weekend

Trade wind swell is forecast to keep moderate choppy surf along east facing shores into early next week. Models are also showing east swells generated by East Pacific...

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Swells Expected for the Weekend

A small west swell generated by a typhoon in the West Pacific is filling in for the weekend. Some west facing spots could see a small pulse. Niihau...

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Flood Advisory Issued for Portions of Big Island

A flood advisory issued for Hawai‘i County will be in effect until 7:15 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017.

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TMT Oral Arguments Set

Oral arguments will be heard on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 in Hilo, in the Contested Case Hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope, or "TMT" atop Mauna Kea

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Kīhei Boat Ramp Improvements Begin July 31

A state construction project to pave and make drainage improvements to the Kīhei Boat Launch Ramp is scheduled to begin on Monday July 31, 2017.

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Maui Sand Mining Lawsuit Filed in Environmental Court

Mālama Kakanilua and members Clare H. Apana and Kaniloa Kamaunu filed suit against Maui Lani Partners’ sand mining operations with Maui’s Environmental Court...

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Land Board Sets Date for TMT Oral Arguments

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources set Wednesday, Sept. 20, to hear oral arguments in the Contested Case Hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope

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Hawai‘i Supreme Court Denies Motion to Reconsider Back Wages for Teachers

The Hawai‘i Supreme Court yesterday denied a motion for reconsideration in Kawashima v. State of Hawai‘i.

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Jared Cabatu Named HPD Officer of July

Hawai‘i Police Department Officer Jared Cabatu, a 9-year police veteran, has been named as the East Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club’s Officer of the Month for July.

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BREAKING: Expectant Maui Mothers Given Temporary Reprieve From Steep Rate Hike

"While I'm happy to hear the rate increase will be delayed for my own birth, I'm disappointed to hear that in six months it will be going back up again," one expectant mom tells Maui Now.

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UH Study: Inadequate Housing Plays Role in Unnecessary Hospitalizations

Homelessness and inadequate housing are major causes of unnecessary hospitalizations, according to a study by University of Hawai‘i researchers.

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Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Updates Workforce Needs Assessment

KKCC has released its updated Workforce Needs report that adds new data highlighting educational and training needs for a work-ready workforce...

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Arrests Made in Connection With Ocean View Burglary

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested an Ocean View man and woman following an investigation into a residential burglary.

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HPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting Incident in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Puna.

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Puna Holds First International Day of Mango Festival

East Hawai‘i’s First Annual International Day of Mango was held Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Hawaiian Sanctuary in Puna.

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Servco Breaks Ground on New Dealership at Maui Business Park II

Servco Pacific held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for the a new Servco Lexus Maui and Servco Subaru Maui dealership, at the Maui Business Park II.

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Scheduled Weekend Lane & Road Closures: July 28–30

Temporary road and lane closures will be in effect from Friday, July 28, to Sunday, July 30, 2017.

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Woman Arrested in Connection With Stolen Vehicle

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s task force charged a woman in connection with a stolen Hyundai sedan that was taken from a Pāhoa residence on June 17.

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Tropical Swell Builds From Several Directions

Trade wind swell is forecast to keep moderate choppy surf along east facing shores into early next week. Models are also showing east swells generated by East Pacific...

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Tropical Swell Builds From Several Directions

Trade wind swell is forecast to keep moderate choppy surf along east facing shores into early next week. Models are also showing east swells generated by East Pacific tropical...

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Wet & Humid Weather Expected Today

Former Tropical Cyclone Greg is forecast to bring increased showers and humidity through tonight. Some of those showers could be heavy at times. A drying trend...

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Wet & Humid Weather Expected Today

Former Tropical Cyclone Greg is forecast to bring increased showers and humidity through tonight. Some of those showers could be heavy at times. The leeward...

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Rare, Colorful Atmospheric Lightning Captured on Gemini Cameras

The rare phenomenon occurs when when cloud lightning extends into the upper atmosphere and ionizes the air up to the stratosphere.

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Burnt Vehicle Found Near Center of Pā‘ia Brush Fire

A brush fire in a fallow sugar cane field about a half-mile south of Baldwin Avenue, near the old Pāʻia Sugar Mill burned an estimated 3 acres on Wednesday.

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Big Island Observatory Captures ‘Gigantic Jets’ of High-Altitude Lightning

On the night of July 23, Gemini North cloud cameras atop Maunakea captured footage of gigantic jets, upper atmospheric lightning...

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Judge Recommends Permit to Proceed for TMT

The controversial Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea should be granted a permit to proceed with construction under a recommendation handed down yesterday.

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11 Tons of Trash Airlifted Out of Kalalau

Nearly 11 tons of trash was removed from the Kalalau section of the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park since the beginning of the year.

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Brush Fire Found Within Apparent Kīhei Homeless Camp

Crews from Wailea arrived on scene at 9:33 p.m. to find an area of brush, kiawe trees and trash burning within what appeared to be a homeless encampment.

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7 Acres Scorched in Kā‘anapali Brush Fire

Flames came to within 50 feet of one home. Crews will be patrolling the fire area throughout today to search for any hot spots that may have gone undetected.

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Restoration to Begin on Kekaha Kai Anchialine Pools

Volunteers are invited to participate in a community workday and free fun activities to help restore three anchialine pools in Kekaha Kai State Park.

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Largest Hawai‘i Earthquake in Decade Offers Preparedness Reminder

The 5.3 magnitude quake on June 8, 2017, centered on the south flank of the Kīlauea Volcano, was the largest to strike Hawaiʻi in over a decade.

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Hawai‘i Visitor Spending Increased 8.7% in First Half of 2017

Visitor spending on Maui increased 4.8% to $2.4 billion in the first half of 2017 and arrivals increased 3.4% to 1,360,600, exceeding the results from the same period last year.

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HELCO to Host Meetings on Power Grid Upgrade Plans

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company invites the public to meetings next week to share its draft plan to modernize Hawai‘i Island’s power grid...

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Ua Hiki o Mo‘okiha E: Mo‘okiha has Arrived!

Moʻokiha o Piʻilani, Mauiʻs own traditional double-hull voyaging canoe arrived at Maluaka on Wednesday morning, marking its first visit to Mākena.

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Homeless Must Leave Old Kona Airport Park by Aug. 2

A limited number of spaces at homeless shelters are available to receive the homeless campers at the park and outreach workers have been reaching out to them.

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Smoke Alarm Sounds: Keck Observatory II Evacuated

The smoke alarm went off in the WM Keck Observatory II control room at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, the observatory reported last night.

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Surprises Expected at Maui Chamber Orchestra & Chorus Season Finale Concert

The Maui Chamber Orchestra and Chorus will end their 2016-17 season with a grand finale concert at the MACC

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Greg Remnants to Bring Rain, High Humidity

Typical “trade wind weather” is forecast to continue for the rest of the work week. From late tonight through Saturday, moisture associated with the remnants...

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“Summertime Fun” at Kīhei 4th Friday Town Party

The Kīhei 4th Friday Town Party takes place tomorrow night, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Azeka Shopping Center Mauka.

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