HVNP to reopen in phases, park spokeswoman says

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials expect visitors to be amazed by the changes to Kilauea’s caldera, where dozens of collapse events have quadrupled the size of Halema‘uma‘u crater and created a chasm 1,500 feet deep.

HVO lowers Kilauea alert level

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Friday lowered Kilauea volcano’s alert level for ground-based hazards from “warning” to “watch” in the wake of reduced eruption activity over the last several days.

Trial continues for brothers accused in 2015 murder

KEALAKEKUA — A Holualoa man standing trial with his brother for murder was seen on video, played in a courtroom before a jury, confessing to killing Dolores “Lolo” Borja-Valle after first pronouncing his innocence to the crime.