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HILO Officers and board members of nonprofit organizations receiving stewardship grants from the countys public land fund could be paid for their work with taxpayer money, under a change to a proposed charter amendment unanimously approved by the County Council.
KAILUA-KONA Jury trial of four of the seven defendants accused of aiding suspected cop killer Justin Waiki appears to be on hold amid arguments over appeals and jurisdiction.
HILO A disaster recovery expert said Saturday that the Big Island is going to have to tell its story in a compelling way to get its share of federal recovery dollars after a 2018 that saw 700-plus homes destroyed by lava from Kilauea volcano and disastrous flooding from the remnants from Hurricane Lane.
KAILUA-KONA Medical marijuana patients in West Hawaii will soon have another outlet to legally secure their medicine with next months opening of Big Island Growns third location, in Kailua-Kona.
HONOLULU The University of Hawaii has postponed a meeting to consider new draft rules to govern public and commercial activities on Hawaiis tallest mountain, Maunakea.
HONOLULU The Hawaii Conservation Conference this year hosted a panel discussion in the Hawaiian language for the first time.
KAILUA-KONA The Department of Water Supply sent out a water conservation notice for the South Kohala area at 11 a.m. Friday. The affected areas are Kawaihae, Kawaihae Harbor, Hapuna Beach Resort, Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Puako, Mauna Lani Resort and other areas in South Kohala.
KAILUA-KONA A new West Hawaii extension agent has been hired to expand the fight against the invasive little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata, on Hawaii Island.
HILO Southwest Airlines will move forward next month with its plans to expand service in Hawaii, including to Hilo.
WAILUKU Two dozen Maui officers have returned home after spending a week on the Big Island assisting Hawaii police with a telescope construction convoy, a report said.
KAILUA-KONA Six weeks after Kaiser Permanente filed suit against The Queens Health Systems after the latter informed the former it would begin billing Kaiser members for the balance of emergency services it provides, Queens has yet to file a response in court.
HONOLULU The giant telescope planned for Maunakea will enhance humanitys knowledge of the universe and bring quality, high-paying jobs, supporters said Thursday, as protesters blocked construction for a second week.
HILO Mayor Harry Kim clarified in a statement today that he does not have the authority to intervene or make deals regarding the TMT project.