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Tropical storm forms in Eastern Pacific

Tropical storm Genevieve formed in the Eastern Pacific overnight. Located about 1,400 miles east-southeast of Hilo, the system is forecast to pass well south of the islands. The storm is moving to the west at approximately seven miles an hour, with sustained winds to 45 miles per hour extending 60 miles out from the center.

A village sign found on Oahu beach returning home to Japan

HONOLULU – The people of Tanohata Village, in the Iwate Prefecture, on Japan’s northeast coast “are slowly, but surely walking on the path to recovery as a united body,” according to Tanohata Village Mayor Hiroshi Ishihara. The tiny village was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.

Low pressure producing thunderstorms to south of islands

A disorganized area of low pressure located about 975 miles southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii continues to produce widely scattered thunderstorms across a broad area. This system may develop during the next few days as it moves westward across the Central Pacific. Formation chance through 48 hours, medium, 30 percent.

System expected to become tropical depression

A disorganized area of low pressure located about 975 miles southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii continues to produce widely scattered thunderstorms across a broad area. This system may develop during the next few days as it moves westward across the central Pacific, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Trail to close at Kaloko-Honokohau Park

Trail maintenance will warrant the closure of the Ala Hele Ike Hawaii trail, also known as the Mauka-Makai trail on Monday Aug. 4 through Friday Aug. 8 and the following week, Aug. 11 through Aug. 15. The trail will reopen for visitor use during the weekends. In consideration of visitor safety from falling trees and equipment use during this tree trimming work, this area of the park will be closed during the dates listed above.

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Today in West Hawaii history | July 26

July 26, 2004: Kona Inn Restaurant marks 25 years in Kailua-Kona. The restaurant is operated by Bob Mardian and Steve Falcinella, who opened it in 1971 in the historic Kona Inn, West Hawaii’s original luxury hotel.

Today in West Hawaii history | July 25

July 25, 1994: Federal Aviation Administration inspectors are due to arrive on the Big Island to review the state’s air tour industry. The review follows two tour helicopter accidents last week, including one on Kauai that killed three people. At least 14 people have died from helicopter tour crashes in Hawaii since 1991, the FAA said. The reviews goal is to check air tour companies so rules can be changed to improve safety, says the FAA.

Today in West Hawaii history | July 24

July 24, 1984: An era ends when Hawaii County Mayor Herbert Matayoshi resigns and files nomination papers to campaign for the Hilo Senate seat. In stepping down, Matayoshi concludes 22 years — 10 years as mayor — of county services.