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 2021-03-26 22:24 

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Big Island Reports 14 New Cases of COVID Friday...

The Hawai'i Department of Health reported 125 new cases of coronavirus Friday....

 2021-03-26 21:54 

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Visitor Arrivals Down 70% in February...

According to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the average daily census showed that there were 90,776 visitors in Hawaii on any given day in February 2021, compared to 250,052 visitors per day in February 2020....

 2021-03-26 20:22 

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SNAP Replacement Benefits Available Through Early April...

A SNAP Replacement Benefit is a replacement of food purchased with SNAP benefits that was destroyed in a household misfortune such as the recent severe weather, flooding, and landslides....

 2021-03-26 20:00 

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Letter to the Editor: Overcoming Vaccine Entropy...

"From the get-go, the national COVID vaccine rollout was a lesson in entropy."...

 2021-03-26 19:35 

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Former Kaua'i JROTC Instructor Faces Federal Charges in Connection to Sexual Exploitation of Former Student...

Waimea High School's former JROTC instructor was taken into federal custody on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child under the age of 18 for the purpose of producing child pornography....

 2021-03-26 19:21 

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Thurston Lava Tube, Forest Trail Reopens After 1 Year Closure...

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopened Nhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) and the rain forest trail one year after it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-03-26 17:16 

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for March 26, 2021...

Hilo Today: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. East southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight: Scatte...

 2021-03-26 16:00 

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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 26, 2021...

Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East Shores Today Saturday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM North Facing 5-7 5-7 3-5 2-4 East Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 South Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 TODAY Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers. High Temperature I...

 2021-03-26 16:00 

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Big Island Road Closures, March 27 to April 2...

All projects are weather permitting....

 2021-03-26 07:10 

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Eligible Age Bracket For COVID-19 Vaccine Expands Statewide...

The registration period will open on Monday, March 29....

 2021-03-26 03:23 

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Parents Petition for Removal of Principal at Kona's Hawaiian Immersion School...

Frustration over poor leadership is driving teachers and staff out of West Hawai'i's sole Hawaiian immersion school....

 2021-03-26 01:55 

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Police ID Woman Who Died in Fatal Captain Cook Crash...

A one-vehicle crash in Captain Cook last week left a 19-year-old woman dead. On Thursday, police released her name....

 2021-03-25 22:08 

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DOH Reports 122 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide...

The Hawai'i Department of Health reported 122 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, raising the statewide total to 29,071. One new COVID-related death was also reported....

 2021-03-25 21:30 

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HPD IDs Man Who Died While in Police Custody...

Hawai'i Police have identified a man who died in custody on Saturday, March 20, as 29-year-old Charren Ornellas with a last known address in Hilo....

 2021-03-25 19:08 

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DLIR Call Center Temporarily Shuts Down After Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19...

The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations's (DLIR) general call center at the Hawai'i Convention Center call center is unavailable today, March 25, as a result of a positive COVID-19 test....

 2021-03-25 18:54 

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HPD Outstanding Warrants List: March 25, 2021...

HPD releases its weekly outstanding warrants list....

 2021-03-25 17:16 

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for March 25, 2021...

Hilo Today: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. East southeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low aro...

 2021-03-25 16:30 

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North Hawai'i Community Hospital Vaccinates 10K People Against COVID...

Queen's North Hawai'i Community Hospital provided its 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, March 24....

 2021-03-25 16:00 

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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 25, 2021...

Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East Shores Today Friday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM North Facing 3-5 3-5 2-4 2-4 East Facing 4-6 4-6 3-5 3-5 South Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 TODAY Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers. High Temperature In ...

 2021-03-25 01:13 

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State House to Restore Funding to Hilo Youth Challenge Academy...

Today, March 24, the House of Representatives passed the House version of the state budget which rejects the administration's proposed cut to the Youth Challenge Academy Hilo campus....

 2021-03-24 22:36 

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County Issues Reminder: Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bag Ban Remains in Effect...

As an early response to the pandemic, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, former Mayor Harry Kim suspended the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags under his third Supplementary Emergency Proclamation....

 2021-03-24 22:21 

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DOH Reports 58 New COVID Cases Wednesday...

The state's two-week average is 74 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.5%....

 2021-03-24 21:31 

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Wanted Ka' Woman Located...

Wanted Ocean View woman was found and arrested in Ka'....

 2021-03-24 20:52 

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Hilo Man Dies After 5-Car Crash Near Ainaola Drive...

A 75-year-old Hilo man, identified as Franklin Dacanay, died following a five-vehicle crash on Tuesday afternoon, March 23, in the area of the Ainaola Drive and Mikokoi Street intersection in Hilo....

 2021-03-24 20:39 

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Kona's Mask-Making Company Faces Setbacks Due to Damaged Shipment...

The state's only mask-making company could be set back a few months after its recent shipment to the Big Island appeared to arrive damaged....

 2021-03-24 17:42 

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Two COVID-19 Testing Clinics Open Today...

Hawai'i County has two COVID-19 community testing sites open today, March 24....

 2021-03-24 17:16 

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for March 24, 2021...

Hilo Today: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible ...

 2021-03-24 16:58 

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1,386 Vaccine Doses Compromised on Maui...

An estimated 1,386 doses of Pfizer vaccine were compromised and ultimately discarded on Maui after it was discovered that a refrigerator door did not seal properly....

 2021-03-24 16:00 

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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 24, 2021...

Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East Shores Today Thursday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM North Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 East Facing 5-7 5-7 4-6 4-6 South Facing 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 TODAY Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers with isolated thund...

 2021-03-24 02:44 

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Coffee Quarantine Expands to O'ahu, Lana'i...

The Hawai'i Board of Agriculture (Board) approved, Tuesday, March 23, the expansion of coffee quarantine areas to include the islands of O'ahu and Lana'i due to the coffee leaf rust....

 2021-03-24 00:55 

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DOH Reports 41 New COVID Cases Tuesday...

The state's two-week average continues to trend upward and is now 74 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.5%....

 2021-03-24 00:09 

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HTA to Launch Agriculture App for Hawai'i Farm Trails...

The Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA) is set to launch a new mobile app for the Hawai'i Farm Trails (HFT)....

 2021-03-23 23:47 

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Flood Advisory Issued for East Hawai'i...

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for Hawai'i County until 4:45 p.m....

 2021-03-23 21:04 

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Missing Big Island Man Located...

Hawai'i Island police reported that 95-year-old Toyoki Morimoto, who was reported missing Monday, March 22 was located Tuesday morning in Hilo in good health....

 2021-03-23 20:45 

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HPD Cites 24 For DUI Over Previous Week...

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide....

 2021-03-23 20:10 

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Flags to Fly Half-Staff in Honor of Colorado Mass Shooting Victims...

At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai'i State flag will be flown at half-staff....

 2021-03-23 17:32 

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Monk Seal Hospital to Launch New Virtual Educational Program for Students...

The Marine Mammal Center, based in Kailua-Kona, is launching a new live, virtual program for upper elementary teachers and their students across the state of Hawai'i....

 2021-03-23 17:16 

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for March 23, 2021...

Hilo Today: Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts pos...

 2021-03-23 16:00 

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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 23, 2021...

Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East Shores Today Wednesday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM North Facing 4-6 4-6 3-5 3-5 East Facing 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 South Facing 2-4 2-4 3-5 3-5 TODAY Weather Partly sunny. Scattered showers with isolated thun...

 2021-03-23 03:48 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration Now Open at KCH...

The pool of Big Islanders eligible for the coronavirus vaccine just got larger....

 2021-03-23 03:36 

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Flood Advisory For W. Hawaii Into Monday Night...

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island through 8:15 pm Monday night....

 2021-03-23 01:21 

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Committee Will Announce Banyan Drive Proposal Selections in April...

A committee is evaluating proposals that were submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) published in August 2020....

 2021-03-23 00:39 

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Elderly Big Island Man Missing...

Hawai'i Island police are searching for 95-year-old Toyoki Morimoto, who was last seen on Monday, March 22, 2021, in the Orchidland subdivision in Puna....

 2021-03-22 22:04 

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Gradual Uptick in COVID Cases Continues Statewide...

The state's two-week average continues to trend upward and is now 75 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.5%....

 2021-03-22 21:43 

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Alaska Man Critically Injured in Harbor Incident...

Big Island police are seeking public information following an incident at the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor last week, which has left one person in critical condition....

 2021-03-22 18:28 

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Hawai'i Leaders to Discuss Travel, Vaccination Policies With Kpuna...

Kpuna planning to travel or who have questions about the state's Safe Travels or COVID-19 vaccination program can register for a free AARP Hawai'i webinar....

 2021-03-22 18:17 

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Live Venue Grant Funding Available in April...

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that the $16 billion program aimed at helping live event businesses impacted by the pandemic will begin accepting applications in April....

 2021-03-22 17:30 

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False Killer Whale Reveals New Dietary Information...

The stomach contents in the recent stranding revealed the importance of a new food item, the pelagic octopus, to false killer whales in Hawaii....

 2021-03-22 17:16 

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for March 22, 2021...

Hilo Today: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, exc...

 2021-03-22 16:00 

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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 22, 2021...

Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES Shores Today Tuesday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM North Facing 7-9 6-8 4-6 4-6 East Facing 7-10 6-8 4-6 4-6 South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4 TODAY Weather Partly su...

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