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The Wet Season Has Finally Begun in Hilo

King Mika Nov 18, 2019
Rather late than never. The rainy season has started a couple weeks later this year for the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii due to the aftermath of El Niño. Normally, that location experiences 15.50 inches of rain for the month (an average of 0.52 of an…
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Blog

Customers Off the Grid Ruins Movie Sale

King Mika Nov 04, 2019
Here we go again. I went to a sale last week Saturday where they offered a box of books, discs, vinyl records, etc. for $5; as usual, greedy customers ruined the sale for everyone because they tossed every disc into their boxes. Two of those dingbats stated…
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Blog

Couch Potato Accepts New Member

King Mika Nov 04, 2019
There's a catch. Couch Potato the Pacific golden plover must be extremely stressed this year, because it has been chasing away intruder plovers of its kind for weeks. On October 24, it simultaneously chased away two plovers; and soon after, it needed to deal…
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The Hell Raising Fall Break Has Ended

King Mika Oct 14, 2019
It's a good thing this break was short. Hawaii Department of Education (Hawaii DOE) students was off from October 5-13 (including weekends), and it was like Hell in my neighborhood. You're probably assuming the children raised Hell, but that's not the case...…
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Living

TMT Protestors Are Costing Taxpayers Millions

King Mika Oct 02, 2019
As if we're not poor enough as it is. Protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea have cost Big Island taxpayers over $4.4 million in the past 11 weeks alone.[1] This estimate includes expenses from the Hawaii Police Department, Hawaii Fire…
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Environment

Hilo Isn't Wasting Time Turning Gloomy This Year

King Mika Oct 01, 2019
Welcome to Spooky October. It's that wonderful time of the year when Hilo, Hawaii's weather turns gloomy (I'm not being sarcastic). I look forward to the increased cloud cover because it greatly reduces heat gain. The much cooler northeast wind, along with…
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Lettuce Season Has Begun in Hawaii*

King Mika Sep 25, 2019
*For indoor gardeners. This past Monday was the first full day of autumn for the Northern Hemisphere, and the slightly cooler weather that will follow is borderline growing conditions for indoor lettuce in the lower elevations of Hawaii. I planted four…
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Environment

Hawaii's Summer Goes Out With a Bang

King Mika Sep 22, 2019
It was a Hell of a summer (no pun intended). The peak of Hawaii's 2019 Hell September (the hottest month of the year) has hopefully come to an end for both Honolulu (Oahu) and Hilo (Big Island). Honolulu's record high temperature for the month is 92 degrees…
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Politics

Tulsi Gabbard's Vulgar Criticism of President Trump

King Mika Sep 18, 2019
An embarrassment to Hawaii. One of the hottest conversations in Hawaii over the past two days involves U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard's vulgar criticism of President Donald Trump who implied that he's considering supporting Saudi Arabia. .@realDonaldTrump…
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Safety

The Quality of Life Has Improved on the Big Island

King Mika Sep 16, 2019
Here's hoping the improvement persists. Law enforcement on the Big Island of Hawaii must have changed their strategy to combat criminals because the island has been a lot less crazy over the past few months. I've witnessed a lot less aggressive and violent…

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