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Accessed on 30 July 2019, 1515 UTC, Post 19283.
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MANGILAO, Guam — Researchers found that a third of Guam’s coral reefs died because of rising ocean temperatures.
Gov. David Ige appointed Rona Suzuki as interim director of the state Department of Taxation.
Representatives from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources met last week with Puna fishermen, lawmakers and community members to further discuss possible solutions to the landlocked Pohoiki boat ramp.
— From a simple commute to an epic road trip, experiences are formed, and memories are made. Mazda vehicles are more than a mode of transportation, they are created to be part of the journey.
Affordable housing units in Hilo, under construction by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, are on track to be complete by November.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials identified a man killed in a single-car collision on Highway 11 within the park boundaries as 57-year-old Jonathan Milo Brown of Grinnell, Iowa.
Firefighters responded to house fires in Hilo and Puna, fire officials said Monday.
Its now Hurricane Erick.
During the week of July 22-28, Hawaii Island police arrested 18 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents and one was younger than 21.
A Friday meeting between leaders of the Native Hawaiian community and Mayor Harry Kim regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope project was inconclusive, Kim said at a press conference today.
Police are asking for leads from the public to identify a female suspected of shoplifting clothing from a store in Kona.
A brief look at other news from throughout the state.
Tropical Storm Erick is now in the Central Pacific approaching Hawaii while Tropical Storm Flossie remains in the Eastern Pacific, but could affect the Big Island sometime next week.
Hawaii Island police have identified a woman whose body was discovered off of Bayfront Highway in Hilo on July 11.
KAILUA-KONA HPM Building Supply last week announced plans to launch a new line of modular homes for Hawaii Island residents, HalePlus, that the company is calling a fast, customizable and affordable option for homeownership.
A committee of five community members has submitted to the County Clerk a ballot initiative proposal seeking to establish an animal shelter standards law.
HONOLULU (AP) Neil Armstrong, Edwin Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins trip to the moon concluded with a stay in Hawaii.
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.
University of Hawaii President David Lassner visited the Thirty Meter Telescope protest site earlier this afternoon.
For nearly two weeks, no staff of the Maunakea Observatories have been able to access the telescopes at the mountains summit, save at the discretion of demonstrators occupying Maunakea Access Road.
KAILUA-KONA The 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.
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