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NOAA releases wet season outlook

| | Oct 18 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

KAILUA-KONA — Wet season is descending upon Hawaii Island, but there are a few spots in West Hawaii that might miss out on some much needed precipitation.

  1. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 11:01am

    HONOLULU — A devastating Atlantic hurricane season, along with concerns about safety in Mexico and Europe, could propel Hawaii’s visitor industry to an even stronger finish in 2018, which was already anticipated to be tourism’s best year.

  2. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 10:58am

    HILO — Six youngAlala — critically endangered Hawaiian crows — were released Wednesday into Puu Makaala Natural Area Reserve on the Big Island.

  3. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 10:52am

    HONOLULU — The number of public school students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams jumped by double-digit percentages over last year, a step forward in college readiness in Hawaii.

  4. Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 10:47am

    HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health confirmed Tuesday an additional case of rat lungworm disease in an infant from the Puna District of Hawaii Island. This is the 10th laboratory-confirmed case of rat lungworm disease contracted on Hawaii Island this year, bringing the statewide total to 17 cases in 2017.

  5. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 10:36am

    HILO — County Human Resources Director Sharon Toriano resigned Wednesday, following a critical audit that showed “questionable hiring practices,” and a West Hawaii Today article Monday indicating preferential treatment of job applicants through her use of sticky notes on official hiring documents.

  6. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 7:25am

    HILO — Ocean View resident Raina Whiting announced over the weekend that she’ll run for the District 5 House seat being vacated by Rep. Richard Creagan.

  7. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 12:06am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii’s doctor shortage is worsening, except on the island of Kauai, a University of Hawaii assessment found.

  8. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources wants to triple license fees for commercial fishermen and charter captains while requiring more paperwork for dealers in fish and other marine life.

  9. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — Two Puna men were sentenced last week in unrelated cases to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting underage girls.

  10. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — Real estate development company Meridian Pacific Ltd. says about two-thirds of storefront spaces at its planned Puna Kai shopping center are spoken for.

  11. Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 12:06am

    HONOLULU– In unanimous floor votes, members of the Hawaii State Senate Tuesday confirmed the appointments of 3rd Circuit District Family Court Judge Henry T. Nakamoto to the Circuit Court of the 3rd Circuit (Hilo) and attorney Robert D.S. Kim to the Circuit Court of the 3rd Circuit (Kona).

  12. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 9:21pm

    HILO — The parents of a physically and mentally disabled woman allegedly sexually assaulted June 30 in a van owned by The Arc of Hilo are suing the driver and the nonprofit organization.

  13. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 9:21pm

    KAILUA-KONA — A warehouse fire in New Industrial Kohanaiki Park two weeks ago has left the business owner baffled and frustrated.

  14. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 9:21pm

    WAILUKU, Hawaii — About 200 snails on Maui Island are being tested for rat lungworm disease in an attempt to track the mollusks that caused an unparalleled outbreak on the island this year.

  15. Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 1:22pm

    The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Peter E. Fuerte, a 50-year-old who frequents the South Kona and Kaʻu districts.