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Friday, August 5, 2022

HAWAII VOLCANO BLOG

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea’s Summit Lava Lake Continues to be Quietly Remarkable

Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates.

The ongoing eruption at the summit of Kīlauea hasn’t made the news recently, but that doesn’t mean the recent eruptive activity hasn’t been noteworthy. It’s just been operating quietly in the background, without much fanfare.

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NEWS

‘Our Kuleana’: Daughters of Hawai‘i Working to Ensure Royal Banyan Tree Continues to Watch Over Kona By Nathan Christophel

A Big Island nonprofit whose mission is rooted in preserving the ways of old Hawai‘i is taking steps to ensure an iconic tree on the grounds of Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona continues to watch over the community for generations to come.

The Daughters of Hawai‘i is raising funds to help keep the Royal Banyan Tree in front of the palace on Ali‘i Drive healthy and vibrant. According to Regent Manu Powers, the ficus is in dire need of a trimming. Funds raised will also be used for an extended maintenance program for the tree.

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NEWS

DOH Reports Monkeypox Case in Maui County

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health has identified one additional case of monkeypox, the office stated on Thursday, Aug. 4. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi since June 3 to 12. The individual is a Maui resident whose case is associated with travel outside of Hawaiʻi.

“The risk to most Hawaiʻi residents remains low, but action now is essential for protecting public health,” said Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Nathan Tan. “We continue to ensure that case investigation continues, and that testing and vaccination are available—especially in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by this outbreak.”

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NEWS

50-Yard Perimeter Set Around Hawaiian Monk Seal and Pup on O‘ahu Beach

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement has enforced a 50-yard cordon, or perimeter, around Hawaiian monk seal Rocky and her pup at Kaimana Beach on O‘ahu as of Thursday morning.

This is a government operation to protect public safety and the safety of the monk seals. On Tuesday, DOCARE announced officers are maintaining an around-the-clock presence to protect people and seals, where for the third time in five years a mother seal is nursing a pup, prior to it weaning.

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

USPS Debuts Online ‘Talk-Story’ Hawai‘i Job Fairs

The U.S. Postal Service has launched a new way for island residents to learn about its job opportunities.

USPS is hosting twice-monthly online job fairs during which postal hiring specialists share information about current USPS Hawai‘i job openings, answer questions and offer step-by-step guidance for how to apply.

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
Maui

Hawaiʻi-based Coast Guard units conclude 2022 RIMPAC operations

Four Hawaiʻi-based Coast Guard units concluded operations contributing to the largest Coast Guard participation in the history of RIMPAC and return to service of the residents of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region, Aug. 4, 2022.

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Maui managed retreat fund would come to rescue when infrastructure falls into ocean

West Maui has nine condo complexes at risk of falling into the ocean. The road fronting Kaʻopala Bay, along with water and sewer lines, may soon be under water. And many West Maui county parks are threatened by coastal erosion. That’s why Council Member Tamara Paltin, whose residency seat covers West Maui, recently introduced a proposal to create a managed retreat revolving fund that would help mitigate impacts of shoreline erosion.

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Kauai

Weekly County Briefing: Kōloa Plantation Days, Visitors From Japan And More

This week's county video briefing includes information about several items, such as Kōloa Plantation Days, voting in the 2022 primary election and visitors from Japan.

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Firefighters Extinguish Brush Fire in Kōke‘e Wednesday

Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters extinguished a brush fire that broke out on Kōke‘e Road on Wednesday.

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