Police locate teen

Update: Moanikeala Liwai was located Wednesday afternoon in good health in Puna.

Funds released for Waimea school land acquisition

State Sen. Lorraine Inouye (D-North Hawaii) recently announced the release of nearly $1.6 million in capital improvement project funding for the Department of Education to acquire land for Waimea Elementary and Middle Schools.

The Bright Side: Who will help the striped marlin?

It sure seems that a lot of people in government these days are trying to convince us that we should not believe what we see with our own two eyes. Don’t worry though, this piece is not about politics. This is an outdoors column not a political column, so we’ll stick with fish “government.”

County starting abandoned vehicle removal program

The Department of Environmental Management’s Derelict/Abandoned Vehicle Section is initiating a year-round program that is designed to assist Hawaii County property owners with the disposal of derelict vehicles left on their private property.

Mountain View woman accused of multiple offenses

A 31-year old Mountain View woman facing numerous drug and firearms charges after allegedly attempting to flee from police Nov. 11 in Fern Acres subdivision remains in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center, unable to post $144,000 bail.

Volcano Watch: How has topography been modeled at Hawaii’s volcanoes?

Modeling topography on active volcanoes is unlike doing so in any other setting, because dramatic changes can occur on timescales far shorter than a human lifetime. For example, in 2018 at Kilauea, approximately 1 cubic kilometer of rock volume (0.25 cubic miles) was lost at the volcano’s summit and deposited on the lower East Rift Zone. So, topographic models can become outdated relatively quickly, and we need to update them accordingly.

Tunes for our vets

Henry Kapono will perform a free online concert in honor of veterans and military families at 5 p.m. Nov. 28. The concert can be seen via a Zoom link and simulcast on the AARP Hawaii Facebook page.