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Emergency officials: Maui wildfires fully contained, arson suspect arrested
As the Big Island continues recovering from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, the county Department of Research and Development selected the Institute for Sustainable Development to do an in-depth assessment of the eruption’s economic impacts and draft an economic recovery plan.
HILO County Council members reported gifts ranging from a $100 Southwest Airlines card to a trip to Portugal in their most recent gift disclosures.
— Mazda and BOSE® have never been obsessed with numbers. Instead, they focused on the overall experience.
The protests surrounding the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and the closure of the Maunakea Access Road affects not only the future of astronomy, but its present, as well, according to astronomers who use the telescopes already in place on the mountain.
MAUNAKEA Thirty-three opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope were arrested Wednesday on the Maunakea Access Road during an ongoing protest that prompted Gov. David Ige to sign an emergency proclamation.
A tense standoff between Thirty Meter Telescope protesters and law enforcement ended with jubilation after officers assured they would make no arrests Tuesday afternoon.
HILO TMT International Observatory on Monday filed a response to an application by opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope for a temporary restraining order to halt construction of the project.
KAILUA-KONA With the closures of three West Hawaii transfer stations Tuesday that sent residents to Waimea and Kailua-Kona to dispose of their rubbish because of staff shortages, local officials say theyd like to see some solutions.
It was packed in Pahoa on Saturday for a discussion about a small boat ramp in lower Puna.
HILO A cinder quarry south of Leilani Estates may be expanded in the next few years after a petition was filed by Kamehameha Schools last month.
Hawaii Island Police have initiated a coroners inquest in connection with a body that was recovered from the ocean near South Point in Kau.
WAILUKU Oprah Winfrey surprised the Maui Humane Society with a visit to thank the organization for evacuating animals during a wildfire.
KAILUA-KONA In an effort to provide hoodies, shirts, school supplies and haircuts, Umekes, Boss Cutz and 101 Salon have teamed up with the Young Professionals Network of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors to accomplish just that.
HILO The removal of wastewater lagoons at Big Island Dairy is underway, the state Department of Health said Thursday.
KAILUA-KONA When it comes to standardized tests like the ACT, just knowing how to take the test can go a long way in maximizing a students score.
MAUNAKEA — Following a daylong standoff between police and Thirty Meter Telescope protesters, both sides appeared to agree late Monday to a truce until daybreak today.
MAUNAKEA Before dawn on Monday, two lines stood on either side of Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the bottom of the Maunakea Access Road.
HONOLULU U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono is among 22 senators to express concern Monday that political bias is making its way to the U.S. Geological Survey, with new policies and restrictions.
MAUNAKEA The state has removed a gate it erected earlier in the day near the cattle guard on Maunakea Access Road.