Police seeking missing woman in Mountain View

Hawaii Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 24-year-old, Espernanzania “Hope” Hernandez. She was last seen in the Mountain View area and has not been seen or heard from since Saturday, Oct. 24 at approximately 11:00 am.

Eight more COVID-19 cases for Big Island, 77 total in state

Eight new Hawaii Island and 60 Oahu cases were among 77 positive results announced by the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center as of noon Thursday, bringing the statewide tally to 14,911 since Feb. 28. Of the remaining cases, three were on Lanai and one on Kauai. One previous case from Maui was removed and added to Lanai due to updated laboratory information.

Program created for displaced workers

The Department of Business, Economic Development &Tourism announced nonprofit organizations, the private sector and government have joined together to launch a program using federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to support Hawaii’s economy by matching businesses with up to 650 workers who have been displaced in the current economic crisis.

Coffee leaf rust hits Hawaii Island

A sample of a rust fungus collected at a residence in Hilo has been tentatively identified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service in Hilo as coffee leaf rust (CLR).

Prince Lot Hula Festival to stream on YouTube, local TV channels

Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is proud to announce the premiere of the virtual 43rd annual Prince Lot Hula Festival , 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5 on KHON2. The two-hour program will also be live-streamed on www.khon2.com and KHON’s YouTube channel. It will be rebroadcast 7-9 p.m. Nov. 7 on KHON2, and 8-10 p.m. Nov. 8 on sister station KHII. The presenting sponsor is Hawaii Tourism.

TalkStory Productions’ STORY GAME film brings legendary obake tales to life

HONOLULU – TalkStory Productions (TSP), a Hawaii-based independent production company, is excited to announce the premier of its film, STORY GAME at this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF40), Nov. 5-29, 2020. The movie starts off at a remote campsite on Hawaii’s North Shore, transporting viewers to modern-day and old Japan, where eerie, dark tales unfold as three friends try to outwit each other with their best obake (supernatural/ghost) story.

Bad Papa releases new single

From the Big Island of Hawaii, the music duo “Bad Papa” is excited to announce the release of their new single “Missing You Today,” digitally available everywhere you buy and stream music.

Obituaries: October 30, 2020

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Runnin’ with Rani: Applying sports medicine in the workplace

It’s no surprise that neck, shoulder, and back pain are common complaints among athletes who are constantly training and racing as they push their bodies to the limit. Just ask anyone who has taken a six-hour bike ride to Hawi about the stiffness and soreness they feel afterwards. How about a distance swimmer or a runner training for a marathon?