VIDEO: Late tsunami sirens in East Hawaii questioned

Hilo residents work to pull boats from the water before a predicted tsunami arrives on Saturday night.

Video by David Corrigan HILO, Hawaii: If you live on the east side of the Big Island and you think Saturday night’s tsunami sirens sounded a little late – in many cases after you were alerted to the tsunami warning from alternate sources – you are not alone. Reports of “late” tsunami sirens flooded the […]

VIDEO: Tsunami brings strange tides to Wailoa Boat Harbor

The harbor's feral cats seem to know something is strange Saturday night

Video by David Corrigan HILO, Hawaii: After Saturday night’s tsunami warning was downgraded to an advisory, we took our camera to Hilo’s dark Wailoa Small Boat Harbor , where we were told the most noticeable effects of the  tsunami were seen. The harbor was mostly empty. Only a few boats were still moored, as residents knew to evacuate […]

VIDEO: Hawaii tsunami warning downgraded, Big Island update

Residents run as tsunami threatens Hilo.

Video by David Corrigan (video uploading) HILO, Hawaii: The tsunami warning that was in effect for Hawaii was downgraded to a tsunami advisory shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday. The warning was declared shortly after a 7.7 earthquake struck near the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of Canada at around 5 p.m. on Saturday. After monitoring […]

VIDEO: Hawaii tsunami – Hilo evacuates, mayor speaks

Cars evacuate Keaukaha througn Hilo Airport

Video by David Corrigan (uploading) HILO, Hawaii: Hilo has been through this before, and they are not taking any chances today. Many residents in low lying areas on Hawaii Island fled their homes in anticipation of the tsunami that is expected to hit after 10:28 p.m. on Saturday night (HST). At the Hilo International Airport, […]

VIDEO: 2012 UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy white coat ceremony

New white coats for Hilo's student pharmacists

Video courtesy University of Hawaii | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: It was a big moment this weekend for aspiring pharmacists on the island. The 89 students who make up the UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy Class of 2016 had their white coat ceremony on Sunday. A crowd of over 400 watched the student pharmacists […]

VIDEO: Last day at Ebesugawa Sisters’ flower shop


Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: After 80 years in business, the little flower shop on Furneaux Lane –  a Hilo town institution – is closing its doors. 90 year old Ann Ebesugawa Kaya, the last of six well-known sisters to operate the Ebesugawa Sisters flower shop, is about to […]

VIDEO: Hawaii residents speak up on island energy

A packed meeting in Hilo for the DOE PEIS scoping

Video By David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: Hundreds packed the Hilo High School cafeteria on Friday night, in the hopes of weighing in on a federal study of Hawaii’s energy future. The scoping meeting was one of many held across the islands, and is the first step in the U.S. Department of Energy’s drafting […]

VIDEO: Unauthorized garden planted at Hilo Kamehameha statue on 9/11


Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: How do people on Hawaii Island memorialize September 11th? If you are Gene Tamashiro, you create an “unauthorized” People’s Organic Garden at the base of Hilo’s landmark Statue of Kamehameha the Great. This small group intended to plant these staples of island culture – […]

VIDEO: Queen Liliuokalani Festival held in Hilo


Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii:  The birthday of Hawaii’s beloved queen was celebrated in Hilo on Saturday, here at the scenic bayside Queen Liliuokalani Gardens park, named in her honor. Program Coordinator Skylark Rosetti and Penny Vredenburg served as emcees for the annual “He Hali’a Aloha No Lili’uokalani” festival. As always, the […]

VIDEO: HELCO urged to re-negotiate power agreements


Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: Growing consumer dissatisfaction over energy rates on Hawaii Island – the highest in the nation – led to a headline grabbing resolution at the county council’s Agriculture, Water & Energy Sustainability Committee on Wednesday. Resolution 297-12, introduced by Hilo councilman and committee chair J Yoshimoto, […]