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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Volcano Watch: How does HVO determine which regions are most threatened by lava flows?

The long-term likelihood of an area being invaded by lava in the future, is estimated in two different ways based on the history of lava flow activity. One approach uses a geologic map to calculate how much land surface was covered by lava during different periods going back into the past; the resulting numbers are called coverage rates. Another approach calculates how frequently lava flows have occurred within specific areas over time; the resulting number is a lava flow probability.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Hawai‘i AG Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Prioritize Funding for the Climate Crisis

In a letter to Democratic Congressional leaders, the coalition, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, calls on Congress to pass infrastructure legislation and to allocate funding in the upcoming reconciliation bill that addresses the rapid transition to a clean energy economy, climate change, and the environmental injustices faced by low-income communities, communities of color, and Tribal and indigenous communities.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

AARP Hawai`i Holds Telephone Forum on Booster Shots, Sept. 22

“We know that kupuna have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots. The Telephone Town Hall is one way to give kupuna access to reliable information about vaccines, booster shots and how to get the shots,” said Keali`i Lopez, AARP Hawai`i State Director. “The Telephone Town Hall format allows kupuna who do not have internet access to participate by phone and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions directly of Dr. Kemble.”
Monday, September 20, 2021

Oʻahu Selected for Federal Pilot Program to Provide One Million Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

The Say Yes! COVID Test At-Home Testing Challenge will provide 125,000 Oʻahu residents who live in eligible ZIP codes with eight rapid antigen tests. The program encourages participants to use the tests twice a week for four weeks, regardless of symptoms, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community healthy.
Monday, September 20, 2021

Maui Hotels August 2021 Revenue Per Available Room Up 43% from 2019

Maui County hotels revenue per available room, known as RevPAR, was $439 for August 2021, a 43.6% increase from pre-pandemic August 2019, according to the latest Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority’s Hawaiʻi hotel Performance Report.
Monday, September 20, 2021

Sen. Schatz Reintroduces Restore Honor To Service Members Act

Today, on the 10-year anniversary of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy repeal, US Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Todd Young (R-IN) reintroduced the Restore Honor to Service Members Act.
Monday, September 20, 2021

Giving Pump Campaign To Benefit Nonprofit Ends Sept. 30

Aloha Petroleum’s inaugural Giving Pump campaign, which donates one cent per gallon to the nonprofit family agency Parents And Children Together, ends Sept. 30.
Monday, September 20, 2021

Hui No Ke Ola Pono Gets COVID-19 Grant from Kaiser Permanente for Vaccine Outreach

Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi announced grants totaling $400,000 to grassroots nonprofits, including Hui No Ke Ola Pono
Monday, September 20, 2021

500 Customers Affected by Pukalani Water Outage

The Department of Water Supply is reporting a water outage today in Pukalani from Aina Lani Drive to Keikilani Street because of a break in an 8-inch main waterline. The break occurred in a remote and difficult-to-reach gulch below Kamehameha Schools.
Monday, September 20, 2021

Sept. 20, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 431 New Cases in Hawai‘i

There were 431 additional COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i on Monday, including 38 on Maui.
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