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 2021-08-04 00:38 

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Bacteria Detected in Waters at Old Kona Airport...

Bacteria was detected in waters at Old Kona Airport, health officials reported this afternoon....

 2021-08-03 23:52 

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Waimea Community Association to Host Virtual Town Meeting...

Waimea Community Association will host a virtual town meeting on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 5:30 to 7 pm....

 2021-08-03 23:24 

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Virus Continues to Slam Hawaiian Islands With Hundreds of New Cases Daily...

The state's two-week average is now 349 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 6.2%....

 2021-08-03 21:30 

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Maunakea Rangers Warn Public of Hazards, Vehicle Restrictions to Summit...

Maunakea Rangers of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship are urging the public to exercise caution when visiting the mauna....

 2021-08-03 20:28 

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Fire Chief Reports Some Containment of Mana Road Brush Fire...

A historic brush fire that scorched 40,000 acres in South Kohala has reached some containment, Hawai'i Fire Chief Kazuo Todd confirmed this morning....

 2021-08-03 19:00 

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Researchers Suspect Increase of Invasive Alga at Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument...

The amount of invasive algae at Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument does not appear to have diminished and may have increased since the last observations in 2019....

 2021-08-03 18:00 

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DLNR Invites Non-Federal Land Owners, Organizations to Apply for Grant Programs...

The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking applicants for two new US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service competitive grant programs....

 2021-08-03 17:16 

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for August 03, 2021...

Hilo Today: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight: Showers ...

 2021-08-03 16:30 

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DOE, Teachers Union Clash Over Return to In-Person Learning Exclusively...

Dr. Elizabeth Char, DOH director, said that a bump in coronavirus tallies will occur no matter when the state decides to send its students back to school, contending that the benefits outweigh the risks....

 2021-08-03 16:00 

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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 03, 2021...

Forecast for Big Island Leeward Shores Today Wednesday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 South Facing 2-4 2-4 2-4 2-4 TODAY Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers. High Temperature In the mid 80s. Winds South winds around 5 mph, becoming w...

 2021-08-03 03:40 

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County Closes Brushfire Evacuation Shelters, Opens Roads...

Firefighting efforts will continue through Monday night, as the blaze is still not fully contained....

 2021-08-03 03:04 

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PHOTO GALLERY: Firefighters Execute 'Back Burn' to Protect Waikoloa Village...

Waikoloa Village remains a safe area, though residents should remain on the lookout, as problematic wind patterns are expected to persist in the region through Tuesday night....

 2021-08-03 02:01 

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Big Island Man Charged on 22 Drugs, Firearms Offenses...

Bail for the suspect has been set at $660,000....

 2021-08-03 01:33 

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Major Hawaii Healthcare Providers Issue Mandatory Vaccine Order for Employees...

Several of Hawaii's largest and most substantive healthcare providers announced jointly on Monday, Aug. 2, that they will require vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees....

 2021-08-03 00:07 

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Community Clinics Provide Free Vaccine, Mostly Free Testing...

Combination testing and vaccination clinics are again weekly fixtures across the island....

 2021-08-02 22:39 

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State, Big Island Virus Totals Continue to Surge...

The state's two-week average is now 317 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 6%....

 2021-08-02 19:49 

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Waikoloa Village Still Safe For Habitation, But Residents Asked to Remain on Watch...

HFD continues to battle a blaze that has already consumed tens of thousands of acres across a northern swath of the Big Island and continues to rage....

 2021-08-02 19:29 

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HPD Locates Two Big Island Runaways...

Public assistance is often crucial in the successful location of runaways and other missing persons....

 2021-08-02 17:16 

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for August 02, 2021...

Hilo Today: Scattered showers, mainly before 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. North northeast wind a...

 2021-08-02 16:02 

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$87,740 Grant for Waa Carving Project...

The program will provide hands-on training in the knowledge and practice of klai wa'a, canoe carving....

 2021-08-02 16:00 

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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 02, 2021...

Forecast for Big Island Leeward Shores Today Tuesday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 TODAY Weather Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke. High Temperature In the mid 80s. Winds Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming w...

 2021-08-02 05:29 

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Mana Road Brush Fire Update: Mandatory Evacuations for 3 Communities Temporarily Lifted...

County officials have temporarily lifted evacuation orders for the communities of Waikoloa, Pu'ukapu Hawaiian Homestead and Waiki'i Ranch threatened by the Mana Road brush fire....

 2021-08-02 04:28 

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Mass Exodus of Waikoloa Village 'Surreal' Experience For Evacuees...

Waikoloa Village became the site of a mass exodus Sunday afternoon, as thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate due to a massive brushfire tearing through the Big Island's South Kohala District....

 2021-08-02 03:52 

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Mana Road Brush Fire Update: Runaway Fire Caught on Highway 190, Winds Dying Down...

The Mana Road brush fire that jumped Highway 190 has been caught, officials announced this evening....

 2021-08-02 03:06 

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Hilo Social Enterprise Awarded $10,000...

The micro-credentialing process, which will be managed by puka EA, will allow young Hawaiians to enter living wage careers of their choice and set them up for success in life....

 2021-08-02 01:48 

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Subaru Hawai'i Announces Giveaway...

Entries will open from Aug. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2021....

 2021-08-02 01:00 

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Student's Culinary Creation to be Sold at 7-Eleven Hawai'i...

The contest for Kapi'olani CC and Leeward CC culinary students was to create a better-for-you bento or entre....

 2021-08-01 23:42 

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Waikoloa Evacuation Order...

Winds are forecasted to increase throughout the day and make fire suppression efforts difficult please stay tuned to your radio for updates and changes in fire conditions....

 2021-08-01 23:22 

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HAPPENING NOW: Brush Fire Jumps Highway 190, Waikoloa Residents Asked to Evacuate...

Residents within Waikoloa have been asked to evacuate as a brush fire in South Kohala has jumped Highway 190 this afternoon....

 2021-08-01 22:02 

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96 New Cases on the Big Island...

A total of 2,710 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 537 have died....

 2021-08-01 20:30 

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Wind Advisory...

Winds this strong can tear off shingles, knock down tree branches, blow away tents and awnings and make it difficult to steer, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles....

 2021-08-01 19:41 

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Hilo Free Testing...

Tests are free so long as the individual is exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19, has been in recent contact with a known positive case, and/or is directed by a physician to the testing location....

 2021-08-01 19:06 

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Brush Fire Update...

The communities of Pu'u Kapu Hawaiian Homesteads and Waikii Ranch are under mandatory evacuation orders....

 2021-08-01 17:16 

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for August 01, 2021...

Hilo Today: Showers likely before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight: Scattered showers. Partly cloudy, with a low ar...

 2021-08-01 16:30 

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Air Purification Technology Installed at Big Island School to Stem Spread of COVID-19...

The installation of new air purifying technology is adding another layer of security to one Big Island school as they get ready to welcome students for in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year....

 2021-08-01 16:00 

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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 01, 2021...

Forecast for Big Island Leeward Shores Today Monday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM West Facing 1-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 South Facing 2-4 2-4 1-3 1-3 TODAY Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then cloudy. Isolated showers. High Temperature In the mid 80s. Winds South winds around 5 ...

 2021-08-01 08:14 

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Gallery: Residents Capture Images of Large Blaze Burning Through South Kohala...

After days of rain, Waimea residents are now suffering the impacts of a large brush fire as smoke fills the sky and flames threaten homes....

 2021-08-01 07:05 

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NWS Issues Wind Advisory for Big Island...

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for portions of the Big Island in effect Sunday, Aug. 1, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m....

 2021-08-01 05:43 

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Watch: High Winds Fan Flames of Waimea Brush Fire...

Highway 190 between the Lalamilo Farm Road and Waikoloa Road due to the ongoing brush fire in Waimea, which has grown to 14,000 acres due to shifting wind conditions....

 2021-08-01 03:27 

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Brush Fire UPDATE: Evacuations Mandatory for Hawaiian Homestead, Waiki'i Ranch residents...

Hawai'i Fire Department is calling for the immediate evacuation of residents at the Puu Kapu Hawaiian Homestead due to an ongoing brush fire in Waimea, which has now grown to 12,000 acres....

 2021-08-01 02:11 

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Waimea Blaze Scorches 10,000 Acres, Several Structures Threatened...

Several structures are currently threatened as a brush fire near Waimea has grown to 10,000 acres....

 2021-07-31 23:56 

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Waimea Brush Fire Grows to 8,000 Acres...

A brush fire in Waimea has grown to 8,000 acres, officials confirmed this afternoon....

 2021-07-31 22:20 

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DOH Reports 485 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide...

The Hawai'i Department of Health reported 485 new cases of coronavirus statewide Saturday, bringing the overall total to 4,210....

 2021-07-31 21:00 

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Overnight Spike in COVID Cases Prompts 'No Visitor' Policy to HMC Emergency Department...

Hilo Medical Center will be re-enforcing visitor restriction policies in its emergency department due to the rise in daily COVID-19 cases...

 2021-07-31 20:00 

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Man Cited For Harvesting Over 300 Undersized 'Opihi...

A 27-year-old man was cited for harvesting more than 300 undersized 'opihi from the shoreline at Onekahakaha Beach Park....

 2021-07-31 18:25 

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5-Acre Ka' Brush Fire Extinguished...

No injuries were reported after five acres of Bishop Estate land was scorched in Punalu'u on Friday, July 30....

 2021-07-31 17:24 

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World's Largest Outrigger Canoe Race Limits Paddlers to Big Island...

Queen Lili'uokalani Long Distance Canoe Race will be limited to Big Island paddlers only, officials announced Friday, July 30....

 2021-07-31 17:16 

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for July 31, 2021...

Hilo Today: Scattered showers, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east northeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight:...

 2021-07-31 16:30 

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Weekly Big Island Lane Closures: July 31-Aug. 6...

Hawai'i Department of Transportation announces weekly lane closures for July 31 to Aug. 6....

 2021-07-31 16:00 

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Hawaii County Surf Forecast for July 31, 2021...

Forecast for Big Island Leeward Shores Today Sunday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM West Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 South Facing 1-3 2-4 1-3 1-3 TODAY Weather Mostly sunny. Isolated showers. High Temperature In the mid 80s. Winds West winds around 5 mph. Tides Kona Hig...

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