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10 Pictures That Will Make You Wish You Went To College In Hawaii - Business Insider

10 Pictures That Will Make You Wish You Went To College In Hawaii - Business Insider | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
10 Pictures That Will Make You Wish You Went To College In Hawaii
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Here are 10 pictures of student life in Hawaii that will make you a little jealous you didn't head down there for college: "Uni of Hawaii campus divine".
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Nice shots of UH-Manoa.  Perhaps the pictures will encourage some of our mainland friends to reconsider their educational plans.  I love ice and snow, as long as they are confined to the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  Aloha, Russ.

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HVO Kilauea Status

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Recent Kilauea Status Reports, Updates, and Information Releases
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:02 AM HST (Wednesday, December 17, 2014 19:02 UTC)


This report on the status of Kilauea volcanic activity, in addition to maps, photos, and Webcam images (available at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php), was prepared by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). All times are Hawai`i Standard Time.

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and within its East Rift Zone. A lobe of lava remains active and advanced ~200 m (~220 yds) since yesterday according to Civil Defense. The leading edge of this lobe is approximately 1.4 km (0.9 miles) above the intersection of Pāhoa Village Road and Highway 130, near the Pāhoa Marketplace. No significant tilt has been observed at Kīlauea's summit or at Puʻu ʻŌʻō since yesterday's report.

June 27th Lava Flow Observations: HVO, along with Civil Defense, is monitoring a flow lobe that branches off the west edge of the flow field below the crack system. Civil Defense reported, this morning, that the leading edge of the flow was about 1.4 km (0.9 miles) upslope from the intersection of Pāhoa Village Road and Highway 130, near the Pāhoa Marketplace. Yesterday, HVO scientists on-site observed that the active lobe had widened somewhat, and had turned slightly to the north at a point where the steepest-descent path turns sharply east. This path, however, would rejoin a steepest descent tributary that would still direct the flow towards the intersection of Pāhoa Village Road and Highway 130, in the vicinity of the Pāhoa Marketplace. In addition to this active lobe, a breakout from the lava tube on December 5, about 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Puʻu ʻŌʻō remains weakly active.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō Observations: Tilt trend at Puʻu ʻŌʻō shows no significant change during the last day. All other monitoring data indicate no significant changes at Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Seismic tremor is low and steady, and webcams revealed no strong variations in the pattern of glow from degassing vents or the configuration of the crater floor. GPS-measured deformation across the cone has shown no net extension nor contraction since July. The most recent measurement of sulfur dioxide emissions from the East Rift Zone was about 310 tonnes per day on December 11, 2014.
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Here's the current lava flow information from The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO).

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City looking for solution to bus stop hazard - Hawaii News Now

City looking for solution to bus stop hazard - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
A bus stop on the mauka side of Farrington Highway sits a quarter mile from the entrance to Ko Olina. Four lanes of busy traffic separate it from the other side of the highway.
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This is an accident waiting for a place to happen. Perhaps a small overpass could be built to help pedestrians cross the highway in safety.  Aloha, Russ.

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This Is What Happens When You Step On Lava

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As lava on Hawaii's Big Island nears a shopping center and gas station (it is expected to make contact around Christmas), we're taking this video as a reminder of what not to do.
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Just a reminder that lava is nothing to play with.  Good article from the Huffington Post.  Despite the warning, there will always be people willing to push the limits of common sense.  Aloha, Russ.

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Pahoa's Malama Market closing as lava nears

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HThe store will begin removing equipment and initiate various shutdown procedures on Tuesday. It will be shuttered after it closes Thursday evening, its parent company announced.

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According to "Hawaii Tribune-Herald" reporter, The Pahoa Marketplace is shutting down before the June 27 lava flow enters the shopping complex over the next 10 days.  Located at the intersection of Pahoa Village Road and Highway 130, the marketplace hosts about 20 businesses and is a major center of commerce in lower Puna.  Merchants may have as little as 7 to 10 days to relocate.  Aloha, Russ.

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Inn owners bowing out: Kilauea Lodge for sale

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VOLCANO – A historic piece of Volcano Village is for sale.
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Kilauea Lodge in Volcano Village is on the market for a reported price of $5.9 million.  Owners Lorna and Albert Jeyte, say the business has been their life for more than a quarter century and they are hoping to retire and spend more time with their family.  Albert Jeyte told reporter Tom Callis that "It's time for us to go on and let someone else bring some new innovations into it."  Aloha, Russ.

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Coast Guard Searching for Boy, 13, Missing Off of Hawaii - ABC News

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Rescue crews are searching for a 13-year-old boy off of Hawaii who went missing after cliff jumping with friends.
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Coast Guard crews are still searching for a missing 13-year-old boy who was last seen jumping off a cliff Sunday at Hapuna Beach State Recreational Area.  According to "West Hawaii Today" reporter Carolyn Lucas-Zink, authorities have not released the boy's name, but say "he was last seen wearing a black shirt an black shorts."  Coast Guard officials now say the search is "a recovery" operation.  Rough seas, high winds, and bad currents are complicating the search for the missing teen.  Aloha, Russ.

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Must See Sites on the Big Island of Hawaii

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Don't miss these important stops on your next visit to the Big Island.
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The places recommended by this article are worth revisiting, even if you've lived on Hawaii Island for many years.  Each site has a beauty and history worth remembering.  The recommended places include:

 

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park.

The Hawaiian volcanoes National Park.

A coffee plantation.

Akaka Falls State Park.

 

I would add a few more places, including Hapuna Beach State Park, the view of the Kohala Coast from the scenic turn off on Highway 190 (the upper road), and a visit to the observatories atop Mauna Kea.

 

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Kenya's Chebet, Chepkiuri win Honolulu Marathon

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Wilson Chebet pulled away from a tight pack in the final miles and fellow Kenyan Joyce Chepkiuri took control around midway through the course to win the 42nd annual Honolulu Marathon men's and women's races in rainy conditions Sunday.
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More background information on the stunning win by two Kenyan runners in Sunday's Honolulu Marathon. Wilson Chebet won the men's race, while Joyce Chepkiuri took the women's race.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hawaii's Heisman: Mariota's whirlwind ride - Hawaii News Now

Hawaii's Heisman: Mariota's whirlwind ride - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago, Marcus Mariota was in the small northwest enclave of Eugene, Oregon, enjoying the life he's known since the start of college. Sunday, he awakened in heart of New York City, forever c...
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Life has taken a sudden turn for Hawaii-born Marcus Mariota, thanks to his winning of the coveted Heisman Trophy.  The NFL beckons, as do commercial endorsements and all that comes with fame.  Let's hope Marcus can handle the excitement.  Aloha, Russ.

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County of Hawaii - Civil Defense Alerts and Information

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Eruption Information Update For Monday December 15th At 8:00 AM

This is an eruption and lava flow information update for Monday December 15th at 8:00 AM.

This morning’s assessment shows that the flow front remains active and continues to advance in an east-northeast direction. The active flow had advanced approximately 300 yards since yesterday and the front remains approximately 1.2 miles upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. Current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel are maintaining close observations of flow activity. Residents and businesses down slope will be kept informed of any changes in flow activity, advancement, and status.

Smoke conditions were moderate this morning in the immediate area with a light north wind blowing the smoke in a south southeast direction. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and residents that may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take precautions and to remain indoors. 

 Additional updates will be broadcast as conditions change.

On behalf of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and our partners we would like to thank everyone for your assistance and cooperation.


Civil Defense Lava Flow Map - Updated Monday, 12/15/14 at 7:00 am

Civil Defense Lava Flow Map - Updated Monday, 12/15/14 at 7:00 am


 

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Air Quality Monitoring System Information Update For Friday December 5th At 8:00AM.

The State of Hawaii Department of Health is currently operating three (3) air monitoring stations in the Pahoa and Leilani estates area in response to the current and ongoing eruption and lava flow activities.  These monitiors detect the presence of air borne particles that may result from the burning materials (vegetation , grass, brush, and other materials).  The data and information being collected by these monitors can be viewed at the following web site:  http://emdweb.doh.hawaii.gov/air-quality/ , click on “Quick Look” then go to “Puna Special Sites”.  Also see table below for air quality guidelines.




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Mayor's Proclamation From December 3, 2014

Second Supplementary Proclamation, Effective Wednesday, 12/03/2014 and continuing theron for 60 days or until further act.

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Mayor's Proclamation From October 16, 2014

Supplementary Proclamation effective October 16, 2014 prohibiting access to the Railroad Alternative Emergency Route and the Chain of Craters Alternative Emergency Route.

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Mayor's Proclamation From October 15, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective Wednesday, 10/15/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

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Mayor's Proclamation From September 4, 2014

June 27th Lava Flow Proclamation for Hawaii Island, Effective Thursday, 09/04/2014 and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

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Mayor's Proclamation From August 7, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective 6:00 AM   Thursday, 08/07/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

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Here's the latest lava flow, road condition, and air quality report from Hawaii County Civil Defense.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hawaii Island's Most Important Issue of 2015: NO BURN! - YouTube

RT @OccuWorld: Must Watch: Hawaii Island’s Most Important Issue of 2015: NO BURN! ‘Trashed’ -… http://t.co/5vgXgms2py http://t.co/iwHolkUDMe
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An in-depth analysis of Hawaii Island's growing solid waste disposal problem.  One of the many solutions suggested to control the growing mountain of trash at the island's landfills is to build a garbage to energy plant--a proposal that has generated strong opposition from Native Hawaiian and environmental groups.  This video does a good job of explaining the issues involved.  It's a bit long (almost 56 minutes), but well worth the viewing.  Aloha, Russ.

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Branch of lava monitored as flow continues advance

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The front of Kilauea's so-called June 27 lava flow advanced about 225 yards in a north-northeast direction from Friday to Saturday morning. The flow front remained about 1.7 miles upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection.
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Lava breakouts from the 27 June lava flow continue to worry Hawaii County Civil Defense officials.  The current flow front remains about 1.7 miles from the intersection of Highway 130 and the Pahoa Village Road.  The pace of the molten rock is slow, but steady--advancing approximately 225 yards from Friday to Saturday morning.  Hawaii County Civil Defense issues daily lava flow bulletins daily over Hilo and Kailua-Kona radio stations.  Aloha, Russ.

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Kenyan runners Chebet, Chepkirui, winners at Honolulu Marathon - Hawaii News Now

Kenyan runners Chebet, Chepkirui, winners at Honolulu Marathon - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Wilson Chebet of Kenya was the first runner to cross the finish line at Sunday's Honolulu Marathon with a time of 2:15:35.
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Kenyan runners had quite a day at Sunday's Honolulu Marathon. Kenya took the men's race and Kenya took the women's race under windy, shower-soaked skies.  Aloha, Russ.

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County of Hawaii - Civil Defense Alerts and Information

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Eruption Information Update For Wednesday December 17th At 8:00 AM

This is an eruption and lava flow information update for Wednesday December 17th at 8:00  AM.

This morning’s assessment shows that the flow front remains active and continues to advance in an east-northeast direction. The active flow had advanced approximately 220 yards since yesterday and the front remains approximately 0.9 mile upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. Current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano  Observatory personnel are maintaining close observations of flow activity. Residents and businesses down slope will be kept informed of any changes in flow activity, advancement, and status. As the flow activity continues to show signs of advancement, businesses in the Pahoa Market Place are taking necessary steps to prepare for a possible evacuation. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to be prepared for increased traffic and large vehicles in the area.

Smoke conditions were moderate to heavy this morning in the immediate area with a light north wind blowing the smoke in a south southeast direction. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and residents that may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take precautions and to remain indoors. 

Additional updates will be broadcast as conditions change.

On behalf of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and our partners we would like to thank everyone for your assistance and cooperation.


Civil Defense Lava Flow Map - Updated Wednesday, 12/17/14 at 7:00 am


Civil Defense Lava Flow Map - Updated Wednesday, 12/17/14 at 7:00 am


Civil Defense Lava Flow Map - Updated Wednesday, 12/17/14 at 7:00 am


 

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Air Quality Monitoring System Information Update For Friday December 5th At 8:00AM.

The State of Hawaii Department of Health is currently operating three (3) air monitoring stations in the Pahoa and Leilani estates area in response to the current and ongoing eruption and lava flow activities.  These monitiors detect the presence of air borne particles that may result from the burning materials (vegetation , grass, brush, and other materials).  The data and information being collected by these monitors can be viewed at the following web site:  http://emdweb.doh.hawaii.gov/air-quality/ , click on “Quick Look” then go to “Puna Special Sites”.  Also see table below for air quality guidelines.




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Mayor's Proclamation From December 3, 2014

Second Supplementary Proclamation, Effective Wednesday, 12/03/2014 and continuing theron for 60 days or until further act.

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Mayor's Proclamation From October 16, 2014

Supplementary Proclamation effective October 16, 2014 prohibiting access to the Railroad Alternative Emergency Route and the Chain of Craters Alternative Emergency Route.

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Mayor's Proclamation From October 15, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective Wednesday, 10/15/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

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Mayor's Proclamation From September 4, 2014

June 27th Lava Flow Proclamation for Hawaii Island, Effective Thursday, 09/04/2014 and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

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Mayor's Proclamation From August 7, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective 6:00 AM   Thursday, 08/07/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

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Here's the latest lava flow and road condition report from Hawaii County Civil Defense.  A complete set of maps can be found by visiting http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts/. ; Aloha, Russ.

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Last lei stand in Waikiki struggling to stay in business - Hawaii News Now

Last lei stand in Waikiki struggling to stay in business - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
A small lei stand surrounded by luxury stores in Waikiki is struggling to survive. The owner is trying to carry on her family's legacy of sharing the Hawaiian culture ...
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A measure of what we lose when "progress" becomes the most important thing in our lives.  A noble, but ultimately doomed enterprise.  Such cultural practices must be allowed to survive, if only to remind us from whence we came.  Aloha, Russ.

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Judge tosses Big Island GMO law

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LIHUE — A federal judge — the same one who threw out a County of Kauai law related to pesticides and genetically modified crops in August — ruled Wednesday that a Hawaii County law banning new genetically engineered crops on the Big Island is invalid. ...
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The GMO debate rages on.  In November 2014, U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled that Hawaii County's anti-GMO bill was invalid because it is preempted by both federal and state law.  In August, Judge Kurren ruled a similar measure on Kauai was invalid for the same reason.  While Hawaii County officials decide if an appeal should be made, Kauai County has asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the case.  Aloha, Russ.

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Revisiting Kalapana amidst current flow activity

Revisiting Kalapana amidst current flow activity | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
As lava once again wends its way downslope toward populated areas of lower Puna, we are reminded of the stop-and-start advancement of flows into the Kalapana community in 1990, when it took 10 months of often agonizingly slow activity to cover the...
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A retrospective look at the Hawaii Island community of Kalapana, which was changed forever by a slow moving lava flow.  The gradual absorption of Kalapana by molten rock took 10 months.  A similar scenario is taking place near Pahoa, where two outbreaks from the June 27 lava flow threaten to cut off the town from Hilo.  Aloha, Russ.

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College of Pharmacy breaks ground on new home : University of Hawaiʻi System News

College of Pharmacy breaks ground on new home : University of Hawaiʻi System News | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
UH Hilo's Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy breaks ground on a permanent facility.
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According to UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy dean John Pezzuto, the 12 December 2014 groundbreaking ceremony for a new permanent facility represents "a major milestone" for the pharmacy program at UH-Hilo.  The college, named after the late Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye, had to survive several years of budget limitations and rigorous academic approvals before it could be established as an accredited program.  With the new classroom and lab facility, the College of Pharmacy can continue its role as a community service, research facility, and training center for future pharmacists.  Aloha, Russ.

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News - An award-winning photo of seven vortices in Hawaii is re-making the rounds on social media - The Weather Network

News - An award-winning photo of seven vortices in Hawaii is re-making the rounds on social media - The Weather Network | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
An award-winning photograph from 2013 is making the rounds on social media this week. Click here to see the amazing image.
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Bruce Omori took this stunning shot at the Waikupanaha Ocean Entry point on Hawaii Island.  The picture won the 2013 Windland Smith Rice International Award.  Omori said the vertices formed "as lava from the Kilauea Volcano entered the ocean, creating large amounts of steam that started spinning as it rose..."  Aloha, Russ.

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Malama Market Pahoa to close, evacuate as lava advances

Malama Market Pahoa to close, evacuate as lava advances | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
A Big Island store is packing up and moving out as lava continues to advance in an east-northeast direction toward Pahoa Marketplace.
Malama Market Pahoa said it will close on Thursday, Dec. 18.
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According to "Hawaii Tribune-Herald" reporter Tom Callis, the Malama Market, the "anchor tenant" at the Pahoa Marketplace will shut down Thursday because of the slowly approaching June 27 lava flow. As of Monday, the lava flow was about 1 mile from the shopping center and could arrive there in seven to ten days.  Malama Market representative Sheryl Toda said the store will close at 6 p.m. Thursday.  Equipment will be removed, starting today (Tuesday).  The market's gas station will lock up Friday afternoon. The Malama Market is one of two grocery stores in Pahoa. Toda says Malama Market is considering opening a satellite location in Lower PUna, but no plans have been announced.  On Monday, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported that lava was headed toward the market, averaging 300 yards per day.  Aloha, Russ.

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Size limit change weighed for commercial ahi

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The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources held their last in a series of meetings on that proposal and others in Kailua-Kona on Saturday.
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The purpose of a series of public meetings was to establish rules and regulations that would preserve the dwindling number of ahi in Hawaiian waters.  Scientists are worried that stocks of the tasty fish are being depleted faster than they can be replaced.  Aloha, Russ.

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Maui police investigating murder near Maliko Gulch - Hawaii News Now

Maui police investigating murder near Maliko Gulch - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Maui police are investigating a man's murder in Paia.
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Maui police have named a person of interest in the murder of Derrick Kualaau, whose cold and unresponsive body was found by a friend at Kualaau's Paia home.  A suspect has been arrested on an unrelated charge.  Those with leads in the case should call Maui police.  Aloha, Russ.

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Study finds more Hawaii youth using e-cigarettes - KHON2

Study finds more Hawaii youth using e-cigarettes - KHON2 | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Of 1,900 teens polled, nearly 30 percent of them admitted to trying e-cigarettes, significantly higher than mainland teens.
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Excellent investigative report from KHON2 News.  The number of Hawaii teens who have tried e-cigarettes is "significantly higher than mainland teens."  Supporters of e-cigarettes contend the vapor practice is a way to wean people off tobacco, while opponents believe the electronic vaporizers can lead to nicotine addiction among young people.  This report from KHON2 seems balanced and objective.  Aloha, Russ.

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Ala Moana Foodland closes its doors - Hawaii News Now

Ala Moana Foodland closes its doors - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Since Hawaii became a state, residents have been grocery shopped at the Foodland located in Ala Moana. On a day supposed to be marked as good luck and new beginnings, December 13, 2014, (12/13/14),...
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One of the historic anchor stores in the Ala Moana Shopping Center is closing its doors.  Foodland has been a key business in the popular shopping complex for decades.  Although there are many reasons for the move, the most believable is that of falling revenues and increasing rental fees for space.  Aloha, Russ.

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Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming on Kauai's North Shore due to high ... - Hawaii News Now

Ocean Safety officials advising no swimming on Kauai's North Shore due to high ... - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming at all North Shore beaches due to hazardous ocean conditions, including high surf, strong shore breaks and dangerous currents.
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Huge winter surf has finally arrived, with the Island of Kauai feeling the initial surge of rough water.  Ocean Safety officials are urging residents and visitors to stay clear of beaches because of higher than normal surf, rough shore breaks, and strong currents.  Aloha, Russ.

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