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Friday, July 1, 2022

NEWS

Wind Advisory Issued for Areas of Big Island

A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for portions of the Big Island.

According to the National Weather Service, east winds of 20 to 30 mph with localized gusts to 50 mph are expected for leeward west Kohala and the Big Island interior.

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HAWAII VOLCANO BLOG

Volcano Watch: Volcano Scientists Roam the Streets in Heraklion, Greece

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

Heraklion is the largest city on the island of Crete in Mediterranean Sea. The island isn’t volcanic, but other Greek islands dotting the sea surface nearby are, and the city recently hosted a “Cities on Volcanoes” scientific meeting.

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NEWS

Ige Signs into Law Bills to Improve Broadband Statewide

Gov. David Ige signed into law a package of bills that advance the governor’s effort improve digital access for all communities across the state.

The bills signed into law are: SB2076 Relating to Broadband Service Infrastructure, SB2214 Relating to Digital Literacy, SB2184 Relating to Digital Learning, and SB2479 Relating to Broadband Infrastructure.

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DISCUSSION

‘Freedom of Expression’ : Drag Performers More Than Just Pride Month By Nathan Christophel

They are the quintessential image of Pride Month — almost like mascots for the LGBTQ+ community. They come in all shapes and sizes, each as diverse and colorful as the outfits and makeup they wear.

Yas, queen! They are the people who get into drag to not only perform and entertain, but to show the world that it’s OK to be who you are.

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NEWS

Supreme Court Rules to Limit EPA on Regulating Power Plant Emissions

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to limit how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming.

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
Maui

Bills aimed at improving digital access in Hawaiʻi signed into law

Governor David Ige signed into law a package of bills that advance his effort to improve digital access for communities across the state.

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Despite pushback, new affordable sales price guides for Maui County advance

Despite some who said the plan could actually hurt housing development, a Maui County Council committee on Thursday recommended approval of a measure that aims to make affordable housing more affordable.

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Kauai

Feedback Sought on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation is seeking comments on its proposed overall triennial goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation in contracts using federal funds.

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Watch: Garden Isle COVID Cases Continue Decline, But Still Higher than State Averages

Kaua‘i COVID cases dropped again, according to the state's latest figures, but the Garden Isle still outpaces some state averages when it comes to infections.

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