In brief

Keck hosts virtual astronomy talk July 21

PTA announces training, convoys

Training for the month of July will gradually increase following the Fourth of July holiday, with several hundred soldiers and marines on base at Pohakuloa Training Area, the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii reports.

M-4.6 earthquake shakes Big Island

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded a magnitude-4.6 earthquake beneath Kilauea Volcano’s south flank at 11:20 p.m. Thursday.

Drive-through voter registration today, tomorrow in Kona

New Hawaii voters have until Thursday, July 9, to register to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. Registered voters will automatically receive their ballot in the mail starting July 21. Voters should also check that their registration is current, so their ballot is sent to the correct address.

Waipio Valley public access closed Friday through Monday

In anticipation of large crowds and gatherings combined with the lack of resources to enforce COVID-19 safe physical distancing practices, the County of Hawaii Department of Public Works is closing Waipio Valley to the public from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday.