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Visitors flock to reopened Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, the premier visitor attraction for Hawaii island, reopened Saturday and welcomed an eager stream of tourists and locals from across the state. Read More
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Pohoiki boat ramp could reopen, but no time frame set

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State officials said the popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp in Puna showed no damage and could possibly be used again, but the entrance is blocked off and surrounded by about 14,000 cubic yards of black sand. Read More

Pahoa shelter closes leaving legacy of help, complaints

Pahoa’s emergency evacuation center opened in a hurry at 4:15 p.m. May 3 and over the next 136 days offered a lifeline to people forced from their homes by the Kilauea eruption. Read More
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Pohoiki boat ramp could reopen, but no time frame set yet

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State officials said the popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp in Puna showed no damage and could possibly be used again, but the entrance is blocked off and surrounded by about 14,000 cubic yards of black sand. Read More

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will reopen with free admission Saturday

Park visitors should, however, anticipate heavy traffic, long lines and delays, and one-third fewer parking spaces than before. Read More

Kilauea lava upsurge dies down; naming new fissure heats up

The dominant source of lava since May from Puna’s volcanic eruption could be tapped out. But one increasingly active issue with fissure 8 is the effort to give it an official name. Read More
 

Editorial: Clarify limits of flood insurance

Hurricanes, and the flooding damage they cause, are facts of life here. There’s no cause for keeping people in the dark about the realities, and about the best means of protecting their property. Read More

Residents return to Leilani Estates

The barricades that once blocked entry into the Leilani Estates emergency evacuation zone were gone Saturday as residents long separated from their homes made their way back along the familiar roads of the Lower Puna subdivision. Read More
 

Evacuated Leilani Estates residents cleared to return home

More than two months after flowing lava and volcanic gas prompted county officials to evacuate Leilani Estates in Puna, residents of the subdivision will be able to return to their homes today. Read More

MacKenzie to reopen on the Big Island, providing access to newly created beaches

State officials announced the MacKenzie State Recreation Area along the coastline in Lower Puna will reopen Saturday for the first time since the Kilauea eruption in early May forced its closure. Read More
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Baby volcanic cone develops within Kilauea’s fissure 8; small glow visible overnight

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A small cone has developed on the floor of the crater within fissure 8 on the lower East Rift Zone, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which documented it Tuesday during a drone surveillance flight. Read More

Hawaii County officials seek millions in lava aid

Hawaii County officials met House lawmakers at the state Capitol on Wednesday to urge them to convene a special session to provide another $17.4 million in state funding for the county’s “immediate needs” for recovery from the damage done by Kilauea Volcano lava. Read More

Severely damaged Jaggar Museum may have to relocate

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is planning to loan some items from Jaggar Museum to a proposed visitor center in downtown Pahoa. Read More

Hawaii tourists and locals risk fines, jail time to get a closer look at Kilauea lava

Tourists and locals trickled into the gated MacKenzie State Recreation Area to get a closer look at the cooled aa lava flow during the recent lull in the spectacular lower East Rift Zone eruption. Read More

Landowner proposes nearly 1,000 homes in Puna

A major Hawaii island landowner is seeking to expand the Puna community of Keaau with a project that could help provide badly needed house lots and homes to replace those destroyed by lava in May and June. Read More

Checkpoint closures signal end of Kilauea disaster may be near

In another sign that the threat from Kilauea Volcano may be over, Hawaii County officials removed two lava-­related checkpoints on Highway 137 in Puna on Friday night, while portions of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park are scheduled to reopen Sept. 22. Read More

SBA loans for Kilauea eruption recovery exceed $30 million

The U.S. Small Business Administration said it has approved more than $30 million in federal disaster loans for Hawaii businesses and residents affected by the Kilaueaeruption that began May 3. Read More

Recovery from Kilauea eruption might cost $800M

County officials now estimate the price tag for the recovery of Puna in the wake of the Kilauea Volcano eruption will be more than $800 million, but Mayor Harry Kim said Friday most of that would come from federal or county sources and not from the state. Read More

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