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Civil Defense Evening Update on PGV

This is a Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

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New Map Shows ‘Ponding Lava’ Near PGV

The U.S. Geological Survey released this map as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018, showing "ponding lava" near the Puna Geothermal Ventures (PGV) site.

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Free Ash Mask Distribution Locations, May 23-26

The Hawai‘i County Mayor's Office announces that to protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash, free N95 masks will be distributed.

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Office of Elections Mailing Absentee Ballots to Voters in Two Puna Districts

The State Office of Elections and the Hawai‘i County Elections Division announces it will be mailing Absentee Applications to over 6,000 voters.

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Update and Pictures of East Rift Zone

The U.S. Geological Survey released these pictures of the current activity in the Lower East Rift Zone on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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Supplementary Emergency Proclamation for Big Island

Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim has signed a Supplementary Emergency Proclamation on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 20-26

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) will join Gov. David Ige for a proclamation signing ceremony designating May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Hawai‘i.

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Update on Officer-Involved Shooting

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department has charged a Puna man for several offenses in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday, May 20, 2018, in upper Puna.

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Degree Preparation Workshop Happening at Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui

The University Center, West Hawai‘i at Pālamanui announces that they will host a Degree Preparation Workshop at the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus.

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West Side Donation Center to Assist Puna Residents

In an effort to help those affected by the volcanic activity, Mauna Kea Resort is working with Pu‘uhonua o Puna to help provide items to those in need.

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HPD Searching for Puna Woman Wanted on Multiple Warrants

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Puna woman wanted on multiple warrants.

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Noon Update: Eruptions and Lava Flows Continue

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continues to monitor highly active vents and lava flows.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light Announces New Pāhoa Location

Hawai‘i Electric Light invites the lower Puna community to visit its Customer Care team at the Pāhoa County Council Office located at 15-2879 Pāhoa Village Rd.

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Big Island Country Club Rebrands to Makani Golf Club

Makani Golf Club (formerly known as Big Island Country Club) has unveiled its new name, logo and course details for the first time after more than six months of upgrades and improvements.

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One Night Only: The Fairy Tale of All Fairy Tales, Cinderella Ballet

WHDT & Academy Presents the Fairy Tale of all Fairy Tales, Cinderella Ballet, for one performance only, Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 5 p.m. at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

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Mayor Kim Diagnosed with Walking Pneumonia

The Hawai‘i County Mayor's office released the following information on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, regarding Mayor Harry Kim's health.

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Active Flow Slowly Producing Lava at Puna Geothermal Property

Fissures near Puna Geothermal Venture are active and producing lava slowly flowing onto the property.

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State Warns of Unofficial Annual Business Report Solicitations

(DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) is warning local businesses and the public about unofficial solicitations being sent out by Workplace Compliance Services.

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EPA Kīlauea Eruption Response Update

(EPA) Pacific Southwest Region continues to support efforts to analyze public health threats from volcanic gas emissions.

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Maui Crime May 13-19, 2018: Burglaries, Break-Ins, Thefts

Maui police responded to 11 burglaries, 18 vehicle thefts and 24 vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period from May 13-19, 2018.

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On The Menu at Humble Market Kitchin for Restaurant Week

Chefs are cooking up all kinds of special food for Restaurant Week Wailea, happening through Saturday, May 26 at 19 establishments throughout Wailea. See what's On The Menu at Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi.

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Central Kīhei Water Shutdown, May 23

Customers in part of central Kīhei will be without water on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, while contractors work on a tie-in on Kanani Road.

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Five Hikers Airlifted from Maui’s “Bamboo Forest”

Five hikers were airlifted from the "Bamboo Forest" in the East Maui area of Kailua on Sunday, after becoming stranded by rising stream waters.

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May 22, 2018 Weather Forecast

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. **Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and... Read more »

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May 22, 2018 Weather Forecast

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. **Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and... Read more »

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May 22, 2018 Surf Forecast

There are no marine alerts posted at this time. Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. Swell Summary Outlook through Monday May 28: Surf along east facing shores will remain rough through the week. A small to moderate south... Read more »

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May 22, 2018 Surf Forecast

There are no marine alerts posted at this time. Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. Swell Summary Outlook through Monday May 28: Surf along east facing shores will remain rough through the week. A small to moderate south... Read more »

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Meteorologist Malika Dudley, Sister Emily Clearwater Interview With BBC World News

Maui Now Meteorologist, and Hilo native, Malika Dudley was interviewed on BBC World News this evening. She answers questions about the current concerns for residents on the Big Island, including the laze hazard. Her sister, Emily (Dudley) Clearwater...

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Maui Crime May 6-12, 2018: Burglaries, Break-Ins, Thefts

Maui police responded to 13 burglaries, 15 vehicle thefts and 19 vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period from May 6-12, 2018.

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US Postal Service Currently Hiring on Maui

The US Postal Service is seeking applicants for Rural Carrier Associate positions located on the island of Maui. The positions pay $17.78 per hour plus COLA.

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Hawai‘i DOE Offers Summer Meals for All Kids 18 and Under

Beginning in early June, the SSO program will be available at public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and under.

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Brush Fire Burns Half-Acre in Lahaina Near Homeless Resource Center

Maui firefighters responded to a brush fire near the Lahaina Aquatic Center on Shaw Street over the weekend.

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Amber Heard to Receive 2018 Maui Film Festival Shining Star Award

Amber Heard will next star as “Mera” in James Wan’s Aquaman, opposite Jason Momoa.

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“Laze” Hazard at Kīlauea Lava Ocean Entry

The Coast Guard is enforcing a Lava Entry Safety Zone for waters surrounding the the new lava entry into the Pacific Ocean at Mackenzie State Park in Lower Puna. 

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May 21, 2018 Weather Forecast

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. **Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and... Read more »

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May 21, 2018 Surf Forecast

There are no marine alerts posted at this time. Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. Swell Summary Outlook through Sunday May 27: Surf along east facing shores will remain rough through the week. A new south swell is... Read more »

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Ask the Mayor: Why Do Emergency Vehicles Use Sirens in Early Morning Hours?

Maui is the first place I've lived where emergency vehicles, such as police cars or fire trucks, use their sirens regardless of the time of day or night.

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Ask the Mayor: Is There a Coqui Frog Imposter on Maui?

There is another tiny frog making sounds right outside my house...

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Maui Obituary Notices: Week of May 21, 2018

May they rest in peace. Maui obituaries for the week of May 21, 2018. Brought to you in part by Ballard Family Mortuaries.

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Learn About Water Catchment at Keokea Farmers Market

Chris Baz, the owner and president of Eco Products Maui will speak on water catchment, storage, pumping and filtration at the Keokea Farmers Market

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