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A measure to prohibit unhosted short-term rentals in residential and agricultural zones, while allowing them in hotel and resort zones as well as commercial districts is being considered

HAWI — From panel discussions about agricultural sustainability to cultural demonstrations and the music that filled Kohala Village Hub, Saturday’s Aina Fest was a celebration of land and those who cultivate it.

Swimmers were at Anna’s Pond in Wiamea when a flash flood swept them away into the stream.

The road to the summit of Mauna Kea is closed due to “High Humidity, Below Freezing temperatures, Ice and Snow on the roadways”, rangers say, as a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Hawaiʻi Island summits.

Via BIVideoNews via: BINow   Mayor Harry Kim has signed a fifth emergency proclamation in regards to the Kīlauea eruption and lava flows. In this latest proclamation, it states “entry to and remaining on the lava flow field remains prohibited unless authorized by Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency. No physical modifications to the lava flow fields are allowed, including […]

Snakes have no natural predators in Hawaii and pose a serious threat to the state’s environment. Many species prey on birds and their eggs, increasing the threat to endangered native birds. Large snakes can be a danger to the public and small pets.

A survey of 46 farmers by University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources found they had collectively lost an estimated $27.9 million in destroyed property.


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