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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Aloha Wednesday!

With November shaping up to be a deadly month on Hawai'i roadways, Hawai'i County Police are urging safety during these holiday months.

An upcoming free camp in Hilo will give keiki with disabilities the opportunity to experience surfing.

And in other news, a UH Mānoa project is addressing low pay for early childhood educators in the state.

Mahalo for your readership.


Big Island police urge safety on the roads during the holidays

November is shaping up to be a deadly month on Hawai‘i’s roadways, and with the holiday season in full swing, state officials and Big Island police are urging motorists to be safe.

Through the first 10 days of November, there were eight traffic-related deaths throughout the state, one of which was on the Big Island when a pedestrian was killed Nov. 4 in a Kea‘au traffic collision.



Keiki with disabilities can experience surfing at upcoming free camp in Hilo

Big Island keiki with disabilities will again have the chance to catch a few waves as part of an upcoming day camp in Hilo.

The Surfers Healing Camp is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 3 at Richardson Ocean Park. Experienced surfing instructors, surfboards and life vests will be provided. The event is free for all participants.



UH Mānoa project addresses low pay for early childhood educators in Hawaiʻi

A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa report released last month shows how Hawaiʻi could improve pay and conditions for early childhood educators based on surveys of local educators and stakeholders.

“Retaining and finding staff is unbelievably difficult,” a licensed center director said in the survey. “This is due to low wages. People make more money working [in fast food] than in early childhood education. This is a disservice to staff who work hard daily and a disservice to children.”



Missing 10-year-old boy found in good health

Update: Big Island police said in a 5:45 p.m. media release Tuesday that 10-year-old Kainoha Nowell, who was previously reported as missing, was located in good health in Hilo. The Hawai‘i Police Department thanks the public for its assistance.

Original story: The Hawai‘i Police Department is asking the public for help with locating 10-year-old Kainoha Nowell, who is missing.



Police renew request for information about Kona runaway

Big Island police are again asking the public for its assistance with finding a 14-year-old Kailua-Kona boy who was reported as a runaway.

Kamalii M.K. Lawelawe was last seen at 10:30 p.m. July 3 at his residence in Kona, wearing white shorts, a white aloha print shirt and a small blue backpack. He is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with short curly reddish hair and brown eyes.



Registration open for 2022 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority Conference on Dec. 8 and 9

The 2022 Hawaiʻi Tourism Conference will be held at the Hawaiʻi Convention Centre in Honolulu on Dec. 8 and 9. Registration now is open.

The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority said it is working to holistically manage tourism and fulfill its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and interacting pillars – natural resources, Hawaiian culture, community and branding. The conference will be guided by a commitment to Mālama Ku‘u Home (“Caring for My Beloved Home”).



Keiki can explore foods of Hawai‘i in free book series produced by The Food Basket

The Food Basket, Hawai‘i Island’s Food Bank, is continuing its mission to end hunger and fight chronic health conditions on the Big Island, despite navigating “the perfect storm” of food system challenges. One of its most recent initiatives is putting nutritional education directly in keiki hands.

The Food Basket, through its DA BUX program, is funding the production of a children’s activity book series, “Kai and Hōkū Explore Foods of Hawai‘i,” to encourage families to get excited about exploring more local foods together. The series will be presented to families in the Kea‘au area, including those with students at Kea‘au Elementary School and Mountain View Elementary School, during an event from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Kea‘au High School.



UH develops technology for future Artemis missions to Moon and Mars

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have used space grant funding to create new technology that will assist NASA’s Artemis project.

UH Mānoa researchers from the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology developed “foundation enablers” which are advancing the project’s satellite infrastructure for a prolonged presence on the Moon. Satellites are important communication devices to relay information from space to Earth.



Traffic Alert: Motorists advised of traffic delays in Kainaliu in West Hawaiʻi

Motorists are asked to drive with caution on Mamalahoa Highway in Kainaliu town because the Hawaiʻi State Department of Transportation road crews are working in the area with flaggers.

Contraflow traffic will be in place until approximately 2:30 p.m. Alternate routes include Ali’I Highway Bypass and Haleli’i Street. 


Big Island WEATHER

Kīhei 2nd graders visit Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum thanks to travel by Southwest Airlines

Second grade students from Maui’s Kīhei Elementary School were the first to participate in the Winter Fest Education Travel Program on Nov. 14.


Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Nov. 17-23

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Nov. 10-16, find our comprehensive listing HERE.



Kauai Weather Forecast for November 16, 2022

A ridge will remain north of the islands for several days, keeping trade winds blowing through the forecast period. The ridge will weaken today, then...


Kauai Surf Forecast for November 16, 2022

A northwest swell continues to fill in this morning and spread High Surf Advisory (HSA) conditions over north and west facing shores of most windward islands...


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