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Spawning was Observed in Kīholo Bay, Papa Bay, He‘eia Bay and at Kahalu‘u Bay

Conditions to see coral spawning on Tuesday, were near perfect at this Hawai‘i Island, bay. Aquatic biologist Chris Teague, with the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), begins watching for spawning just after dawn.  “There were two spawning periods this year on coral colonies across the islands. One was in April and the other occurred …

Hawaii BOE Selects Keith Hayashi as Superintendent

The Hawaii State Board of Education on Thursday voted 8-1 to hire Keith Hayashi to lead Hawaii’s public schools as superintendent for a term to begin July 1, 2022. Hayashi, who was tapped from his position as principal of Waipahu High School to serve as interim superintendent on Aug, 1, 2021, was one of three …

Four Puna Officers Honored for Outstanding Police Work

Four police officers with Puna Patrol were recently honored as Officer of the Month by the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai‘i during a ceremony Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Hilo Yacht Club in Hilo.   Officer Rodney Delima A three-year veteran of the department, Officer Rodney Delima was recognized as Officer of the …

Big Island Police Weekly Release of Bench Warrant List Section (May 20, 2022)

As of Friday, May 20, 2022, the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants: Sammy Refit, 43, PahoaRobert Regan, 55, KeaauJerrilynn A.I.M. Rego, 31, Ocean ViewAngela M. Reid, 46, PahoaCheriemel Reinteg, 26, KeaauKing Mark Reintegrado, 28, PapaaloaWinson W. Reiong, 32, HiloJoann Renfro, 54, Kailua KonaEdward Rengechi, 44, HiloJassmere N. …