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Puna man gets 'enhanced sentencing' with burglary charge

Hawaii Island police report that a Puna man has been charged with burglary under a state law that provides for enhanced sentencing for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency. 214 more words


Backup plans in place in case lava impacts general election

If the lava on the Big Island crosses major roads, residents fear they could see a repeat of the isolation they felt during the aftermath of tropical storm Iselle, which also caused voting headaches in Puna. 178 more words


Hawaii Island police looking for Puna robbers

Hawaii Island police are investigating a reported residential robbery Wednesday night in Puna.

At about 8 p.m. Sept. 17, police received a call of a robbery at a home in the Fern Forest subdivision in Mountain View. 247 more words


Hawaii Civil Defense closely monitoring Kilauea lava flow

The lava flow in Puna is moving faster. What does that mean for homes and a major highway that could be in its path?

“We thought it would be out of the forested area on to some open ground, but it’s not,” said Darryl Oliveira, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator. 133 more words


Lava Flow Status Report Week of Sep 15th 2014

The June 27th Lava Flow has been marching through the forest for quite some time, but has finally crossed out of federal forest reserve lands and into the residential area known as Ka’ohe Homesteads. 1,319 more words

"Everybody's on Edge, Honey"

It’s early Monday morning and NeNe, my swimming buddy, and I are on the phone.   She sounds good but weary. “Everybody’s on edge, Honey,” she says. 553 more words

One eye on the ocean, the other on the volcano

September 16, 2014

It’s easy to envy residents of Hawaii’s Big Island—they enjoy some of the cleanest air and darkest skies on Earth, their soothing ocean breezes ensure that the always warm daytime highs remain quite comfortable, and the bathtub-warm Pacific keeps overnight lows from straying far from the 70-degree mark. 978 more words