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The Conversation: HTA mishandling contract hearings; Maunaloa and Kīlauea eruptions on pause

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USGS Volcanoes
USGS announces that Maunaloa has stopped erupting on Dec. 13, 2022.
  • State Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, the Chair of the State Senate Ways and Means Committee, discusses the recent hearings over the botched awarding of the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority marketing contract | Full Story
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra details the latest outcry over the military's failure to disclose toxic chemicals found in one of its water samples this year in today's Reality Check | Full Story
  • U.S. Geological Survey geologist Matt Patrick shares what it might mean now that both the Maunaloa and Kīlauea eruptions have stopped | Full Story
  • Hawaiʻi Island backcountry hiker Kawika Singson talks about his experiences hiking the Maunaloa area and his relationship with the mountain | Full Story
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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
Savannah Harriman-Pote is the energy and climate change reporter.
Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at
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