WASHINGTON — The federal government is heading toward a shutdown that will disrupt many services, squeeze workers and roil politics as Republicans in the House, fueled by hard-right demands for deep cuts, force a confrontation over federal spending.
It’s 3 a.m. and you’re halfway through a 12-6 a.m. graveyard shift at the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu. Fortunately, you slept before your shift began so you’re feeling alert while you alternate between performing checks on the global seismic and sea level data analysis systems and doing research aimed at improving the speed and accuracy of earthquake magnitude estimation.
In response to the recent devastating fires that displaced many Maui residents, Hawaii County, in collaboration with various partners, “is taking proactive steps to aid individuals and families planning to relocate to Hawaii Island, whether temporarily or long-term,” according to a press release from Mayor Mitch Roth’s office.
The Hawaii State Department of Education on Wednesday named 15 complex area teachers of the year and one charter school teacher of the year as finalists for the 2024 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year recognition.
To celebrate a recent apparel collection designed around Hawaii volcanoes and the ecosystems they create, the company Parks Project donated $10,000 to the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association to support its mission: With the spirit of aloha, to inspire the discovery and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Pacific island parks.
The oldest food festival, the Kona Coffee Festival, will be held November 3-12. The very first festival occurred in 1970 with the intent to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s unique, nearly 200 year heritage.
Kilauea is now erupting at the summit for the fifth time since 2020! The ongoing eruption offers an opportunity for Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) staff to learn and collaborate with partners at the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH-Hilo) Geology Department.
On Aug. 19, 13 Hawaii Island women competed for the in the Hawaii Island USA preliminary pageant in Kailua-Kona.
The inaugural “Walk to Prevent Addiction and Overdose” is a free event for all ages hosted by the Hawaii Island Fentanyl Task Force. Registration is at 8 a.m. on Sept. 30 near Hilo Bay Café and the Lihiwai Street/Banyan Drive intersection. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be prevention resources available, live music and more.