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HILO Despite a waiting list of more than 2,000 applications some going back nine years Hawaii County hasnt built any new affordable housing units since 2017.
HILO June was a mixed bag, weather-wise, for the Big Island, with three gauges in windward North Hawaii posting their lowest June totals on record and two Kau spots posting unusually high rainfall totals.
HONOLULU The National Park Service says one of its law enforcement officers was involved in a shooting with the occupant of a stolen vehicle.
HAPUNA BEACH The life of a beach lifeguard probably isnt as glamorous or dramatic as Baywatch, but lifeguards presence on the beach and responses to life-and-death situations are vital in a state surrounded by water.
The Hawaii Fire Department is responsible for several types of first response on the Big Island, including firefighting, emergency medical services and lifeguards on the islands public beaches.
In the past year, Hawaii Islands police and fire departments have suffered the tragic and senseless loss of one of their own.
WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT The ballroom at the Hilton Waikoloa Village was filled Friday with an energy that could only come from nearly 500 keiki performing for family and friends.
HONOLULU A man whose behavior on a Hawaiian Airlines flight to South Korea forced it to return to Honolulu has been ordered to pay the air carrier more than $172,000.
KAILUA-KONA A 63-year-old Mountain View man is facing various drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop Tuesday in Hilo.
HILO Police said Tuesday a man who died after being struck Friday by a pickup truck will be added to the years traffic fatality totals, but another who died in May of a heart attack that resulted in a single-vehicle crash will be subtracted.
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