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More warrior tryouts to be in new Jason Momoa show

Since July, the open casting call has made stops on Oahu, the Big Island and Kauai to find people of all ages to portray roles of Hawaiian and Pacific Island descent. The show is still looking for more warriors.
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Police Investigate Shooting Incident in East Hawai‘i that Left 1 Person Injured

Authorities have initiated an attempted murder investigation following a shooting incident in Puna that left one person injured on Monday night. Hawai‘i Police were called shortly after 9:15 p.m. after receiving a report of a man being shot. According to an HPD press release, the 42-year-old man called police dispatch reporting that he had been shot and was driving himself to get treatment.

Big Island investigating possible missing diver case in Keaau

KEAAU, Hawaii (KITV4) -- Big Island police is asking the public for information on a possible missing diver, last seen in waters near the cliffs at the end of Beach Road in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Keaau on Monday. Rescuers with the Hawaii Island Fire Department were called out to...

Visit Hilo: Kamana Kitchen

I love Indian food, so I was excited to finally try Kamana Kitchen in Hilo. I enjoyed my first take-out order so much, that I ordered more take-out just a few weeks later!. Pakora is veggies, chicken, or cheese dipped in batter and fried. You can get all 3 varieties in the Mixed Pakora (if I had to choose, the veggies were my fave - the chicken was a little tough to eat).
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Vulcan golf teams finish strong at season opener

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo women’s and men’s golf teams opened their seasons with strong finishes at the Saint Martin’s University Bishop Invitational, held September 23–24. The women’s golf team claimed fourth place and the men’s golf team finished fifth. More on...
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Hawaiian Word of the Week: Pōmaikaʻi

—Good fortune, blessed, fortunate. “At new student orientation I met so many students who felt the pōmaikaʻi of going to school in Hawaiʻi. How do we continue to foster that feeling and awareness of pōmaikaʻi to fuel their future work as leaders of our communities?”

Road Work to Begin This Week on Stainback Highway

Repairs to an East Hawaiʻi roadway are set to begin this week. Crews with the county Department of Public Works and state Department of Transportation will start work on Stainback Highway Tuesday. Repairs are slated for the portion of the roadway from the Panaʻewa Rainforest Zoo to North Kūlani Road and will be done in three phases.

M 4.5 Quake Rumbles Near Kīlauea Volcano

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the southwest rift zone of Kīlauea volcano this afternoon. No tsunami is expected, according to the National Weather Service. The earthquake had no apparent impact on either Mauna Loa or Kīlauea volcanoes, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, or HVO. According to the U.S....
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UH alumna 1st Obama Foundation scholar from Hawaiʻi

The Obama Foundation has selected University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and UH Hilo alumna Kealohakuʻualohakuʻupokiʻi Balaz for its prestigious scholars program. Balaz is the first person from Hawaiʻi to be selected for the program since its inception in 2018. Balaz earned her doctor of...

Youth Summits Scheduled in North Hawaiʻi and Hilo

Two local youth summits are scheduled next month in an effort to provide teens and young adults an opportunity to network, gain insight into their personal skills and strengths, and identify opportunities to contribute to community resilience. The summits will be hosted by the ʻŌpio Alliance for Kuleana Advancement, also...
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UH Hilo Vulcan Challenge raises more than $160K for student-athletes

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Vulcan Athletics department extends a big mahalo to fans, alumni and supporters for helping to make the second annual Vulcan challenge fundraiser a success. Vulcan Challenge 2022 ran from August 22 to September 19 and brought in $161,120 from more than 650 donors, greatly surpassing the goal of $75,000.

Hilo man named 20th Richard Hoʻopiʻi Leo Kiʻekiʻe Falsetto Champion

Heua‘olu Sai-Dudoit of Hilo, Hawaiʻi earned the championship title at the 20th annual Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Kiʻekiʻe Falsetto Contest, held at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Saturday night, Sept. 24. The competition featured five contestants–three from Maui, one each from Hawaiʻi Island and Kauaʻi....

Howling Heavy Metal Bagpipes Hit Hilo

Celtica Nova is back on the road, full of grit & energy. After a two-year hiatus, the rockin’ bagpipes of Celtica Nova returned to the Big Island last Saturday for a Palace Theater show with special guests, the Hawaii Irish Dance troupe. Some 400 fans turned out for the Celtic rock band featuring a new bagpiper and watched them rip it up in another dynamic performance – their fifth year here!

Future Puna Wastewater Service EISPN Notice Issued

PUNA, Hawaiʻi - The County of Hawai‘i does not provide any wastewater collection and treatment facilities in the Puna area, but plans are being made to change that. UPDATE – (Saturday, September 24) An environmental impact statement preparation notice (EISPN) has been issued concerning plans for future...
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Vulcans earn PacWest Men’s Golf Team of the Week

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo men’s golf is the first Pacific West Conference Team of the Week as the veteran Vulcan club led five PacWest squads at the Saint Martin’s University Bishop Invitational this past weekend. UH Hilo, which tied for the PacWest title last spring but...