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October 07, 2020

Kamehameha Schools Extends Application Deadline for K-12 Admission

Kamehameha Schools Extends Application Deadline for K-12 Admission #MauiNow #KamehamehaSchools #KSMaui
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February 14, 2020

Search Continues for Two Missing Ka‘ū Fishermen

Hawaiʻi Island police have opened a Missing Persons investigation in connection with two overdue fishermen who were believed to have been swept into the ocean in Ka‘ū on Hawai‘i Island.
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December 26, 2018

800,000 Gallon Wastewater Discharge at ‘Ō‘ōkala

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is warning the public to stay out of Kaohaoha Gulch below Mamalahoa Highway in ‘Ō‘ōkala, Hawai‘i as it has been contaminated with animal waste.
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December 05, 2018

Lau Ola LLC Becomes Big Island Grown Dispensaries

Lau Ola LLC, a medical cannabis provider, announced that the company is now operating under the new brand name of Big Island Grown (B.I.G.) Dispensaries.
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December 04, 2018

Bioenergy Facility Investigated for Alleged Water Pollution Violation

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Clean Water Branch is pursuing an environmental enforcement action against Hū Honua in Pepe‘ekeo on Hawai‘i Island.
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November 18, 2018

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Adapts to Changes

The U. S. Geological Survey is looking into what next for Kīlauea.
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October 27, 2018

Kīlauea 2018 Marks Watershed for Volcano Science

This latest chapter in Kīlauea’s remarkable story is still unfolding, but already it’s clear that 2018 marks a watershed for volcano science, not only in Hawaii but also worldwide.
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October 09, 2018

USGS Scientist’s Career Shaped by Kīlauea

My 37-year stint with the U.S. Geological Survey—16 years at the Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) and 21 at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)—ends this month.
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September 09, 2018

Scientists Share Lessons from Kīlauea at Conference

In 1902, Thomas A. Jaggar, a geologist and founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), visited the scene of one of the most deadly volcanic disasters in modern history: Mount Pelee on the Caribbean Island of Martinique.
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September 07, 2018

Science Community Monitors Kīlauea’s Changing Shape

USGS describes their deformation monitoring network and highlights how the community of scientists who study ground motion helped increase Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's monitoring capabilities during Kīlauea’s recent events.
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September 06, 2018

SBA Tops $30 Million in Kilauea Disaster Assistance Loans

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced that SBA has approved more than $30 million in federal disaster loans for Hawai‘i businesses and residents.
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August 26, 2018

Kamehameha Schools Lane Update

Kamehameha Schools campuses, preschools, community education programs and offices will open on Monday, Aug. 27 with the exception of KS Hilo preschool. “Kamehameha Schools values the safety of its students, families and employees. Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Lane, and after assessing the conditions of each KS site, we will reopen ALL... Read more »
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August 26, 2018

Voggy Skies from Days Gone By: Reviewing Kīlauea Volcano’s Gas Release

Many Island of Hawai‘i residents are familiar with the volcanic air pollution known as “vog.” The main culprit in the formation of vog is sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) released from Kīlauea’s eruptions.
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August 12, 2018

Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Awarded $231,660 for Coastal Clean Up

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will award $231,660 to the Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund for a three-year project to remove 112 metric tons of abandoned fishing gear and marine debris from the coastlines of Hawai‘i Island, Kauai, Maui, and Lanai.
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August 06, 2018

State Agencies Work to Protect Hawai‘i Island Students from Vog

To prepare for the new school year, the Department of Health and Department of Education have worked together to develop and share volcano response plans for schools on Hawai‘i Island.
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