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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo was awarded nearly $200,000 by the National Science Foundation to study the wider effects of rapid ohia death on animal communities.
A Hilo man accused of leading police on a vehicle pursuit last month pleaded not guilty in 3rd Circuit Court Thursday morning.
Hurricane Hector is forecast to strengthen as it enters the Central Pacific, likely late Sunday.
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— The U.S. broke records in 2016 with 19 separate flooding events – the most in recorded history, according to USA Today – and this year’s wildfires continue to threaten homes in the West.
Puna sits on the most active rift zone of the world’s most active volcano. And a river of lava runs through it.
Hawaii County officials have begun drafting a resolution that would create a redevelopment agency to oversee Puna’s recovery.
Charges including involuntary manslaughter were dropped Thursday against a former Las Vegas police officer accused of using an unapproved chokehold in the death of an unarmed man following a chase out of a casino last year.
Multiple road closures are in effect as a brush fire continues to burn near Waikoloa.
KAILUA-KONA — Traffic was backed up to a stand-still from Kawaihae Road to the Waikoloa Beach Resort after emergency responders closed junctions at Waikoloa Road and Daniel K. Inouye Highway due to a brush fire Wednesday afternoon.
Eighty years ago, a peaceful protest took a tragic turn as police opened fire on an unarmed crowd of union workers and their supporters at the docks of Hilo Bay in 1938.
The state and county are looking at the possibility of building a bypass route or routes as the condition of Highway 11 near Volcano village and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park deteriorates because of near-constant seismic activity at the summit of Kilauea volcano.