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Two disturbances in the Eastern Pacific have 80% chances of becoming tropical storms within the next five days, according to forecasters with the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center.
The state Department of Health on Friday issued a formal notice to proceed to Lau Ola LLC, doing business as Big Island Grown Dispensaries, for its third licensed medical cannabis dispensary retail center after passing its final on-site inspection.
Big Island police identified the body recovered from the ocean near South Point on July 15 as Charles Senechal, 23, of Bellingham, Mass.
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The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Aug. 30 will take up the latest draft of the proposed Maunakea administrative rules.
Contention continues over the development of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Maunakea — a debate that is sometimes pitted as science versus Hawaiian culture.
An electric bus loaned to the county as a demonstration project has been parked unused at the Mass Transit baseyard since early 2018, despite council members’ enthusiasm for zero-emission buses.
Volcano businesses are banding together to showcase their community.
Drivers should expect possible traffic delays on Daniel K. Inouye Highway tomorrow morning as a contractor moves heavy equipment from Puako to Pahoa.
KAILUA-KONA If orchids are your thing, consider heading to the Daifukuji Orchid Clubs annual orchid show and sale Sunday at the Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo.
Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope rejected an offer by mayor Harry Kim Thursday that would temporarily suspend construction efforts a proposal that Kims office later said was never made.
Yvonne Verburgt of Hilo is a retired chemist, a substitute teacher, and on Thursday, she was one of nearly 100 people lined up along Kanoelehua Avenue in support of the long-contested Thirty Meter Telescope.
KAILUA-KONA Six weeks after Kaiser Permanente filed suit against The Queens Health Systems following the latters announcement that it would begin billing Kaiser members for the balance of emergency services it provides, Queens has yet to file a response in court.
One man is dead following a single-vehicle rollover crash Thursday near the 35-mile marker on Highway 11 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
A new law that took effect July 1 is providing for tougher penalties for DUI offenders.
Southwest Airlines will move forward next month with its plans to expand service in Hawaii, including to Hilo.
Gabbard sues Google, says free speech violated
UPDATED: Mayor Harry Kim clarified in a statement today that he does not have the authority to intervene or make deals regarding the TMT project.
KAILUA-KONA The unemployment rate on Hawaii Island increased by more than half a percentage point from May to June, according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
A 40-year-old man has pleaded guilty to 27 charges stemming from the Dec. 22, 2015, knifepoint rape of two teens in Hilo.
Testimony ranged from poetic to pragmatic to piqued. But all speakers were passionate and tears flowed on both sides of the dais Wednesday as the County Council passed a nonbinding resolution backing state Sen. Kai Kahele’s call for a 60-day moratorium on construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.