UPDATE: Ignacio May Prompt Hurricane Watch Tonight or Tomorrow | Big Island Now


The Central Pacific Hurricane Center continues to monitor Hurricane Ignacio, while the National Hurricane Center is maintaining watch over Hurricane Jimena.

Source: UPDATE: Ignacio May Prompt Hurricane Watch Tonight or Tomorrow | Big Island Now (http://www.bigislandnow.com/2015/08/28/hurricane-ignacio-jimena-expected-to-strengthen/).  Accessed on 29 August 2015, 06:17 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Jamilia Epping (http://www.bigislandnow.com).

Here’s the latest information on Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena.  Both storms are approaching Hawaii Island, with Hurricane Ignacio expected to pass close to the Hamakua Coast by Tuesday afternoon.  A hurricane watch may be issued tonight (Friday) or early Saturday morning.  Hawaii County Civil Defense will provide updates as needed.

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Russ Roberts

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Most popular Hawaii baby names for 2014 – KHON2


Topping the list both locally and nationally are Noah and Emma.

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According to the Social Security Administration, the most popular boy’s name in Hawaii for 2014 was Noah. The most popular girl’s name was Emma.  There seems to be a return to traditional names this decade.  On the mainland U.S., James is making a comeback for the boys, while Charlotte is gaining traction for the girls.  Aloha, Russ.

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5 Epic Waterfalls on the Big Island of Hawaii – In Big Island


Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, we are lucky to live in a land rich with world class beaches, quaint towns and villages and of course… epic waterfalls! There are plenty of waterfalls that are both hidden gems and world-famous.

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Another well-kept secret of Hawaii Island–our truly beautiful and often stunning waterfalls.  Many of these hidden gems are along the Hamakua Coast between Hilo and Honokaa.  The remote Waipio Valley also has some spectacular waterfalls.  Visit them if you can.  Aloha, Russ.

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DLNR and Olson Trust Establish a Public Access Route to the Ka’u Forest Reserve


A public vehicular access route to the Ka’u Forest Reserve will soon be established along three miles of road along the lower boundary of this majestic forest reserve that spans over 61,000 acres on the south-eastern slopes of Mauna Loa, Hawaii.

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According to "West Hawaii Today" reporter Nancy Cook Lauer, Hawaii Island residents will "will have vehicle access to part of a massive forest reserve on the slopes of Mauna Loa."  An access road is being established along three miles of road along the lower boundary of the Ka’u Forest Reserve.  The plan is to make portions of the 61,000-acre reserve more accessible to the public, "including hunting, recreational opportunities, personal gathering and educational programs and activities,"  Aloha, Russ.

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Aug. 27 Hawaii Supreme Court audio – part 1


https://www.youtube.com/v/zgd7psTELVY?fs=1&hl=fr_FR

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The Hawaii Supreme Court has heard opening arguments in the TMT case.  According to the Associated Press, justices questioned why the state department that issued the permit did so when there were ongoing challenges to the project.  The justices also discussed the impact of more telescopes on the mountain. Those opposed to the Thirty Meter Telescope contend that the permit for the telescope was issued before the contested case hearings were resolved.  Aloha, Russ.

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KNWB’s DC reports from Hawaii Island


https://www.youtube.com/v/Asy1f794sE8?fs=1&hl=fr_FR

wake up 2day with Hawaii’s Morning News.

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Nice shot of B-97’s Darrin "DC" Carlson.  Years ago, "DC" and I shared morning drive duties on KKBG-FM in Hilo.  Those were the daze.  Aloha, Russ.

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Experts: Kauai faces serious storm threat with Albizia trees – Hawaii News Now


Kaua’i dodged Kilo, but experts say a threat still looms — the massive Albizia trees that are present all over the island, which they say carry the potential to wreck more havoc than was

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.hawaiinewsnow.com

Perhaps, Kauai residents can take a suggestion from Hawaii Island officials before another hurricane impacts the state–cut down those albizia trees before they fall on power lines.  Much of the damage from Tropical Storm Iselle in August 2014 was done by storm-damaged albizia trees which fell on power lines in the Puna District.  It took weeks to restore electrical service to some Puna subdivisions. Hawaii County crews and hired contractors have been busy the past few months trimming trees and other brush to prevent a recurrence of the "albizia" problem.  With two storms approaching the state, Kauai officials may want to do some emergency cutting before it’s too late. Aloha, Russ.

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