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While Big Island tourism numbers increased in June, visitor arrivals and spending in the first half of 2019 were still down compared to the same period a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released Tuesday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
A 39-year-old Hilo man is accused of stabbing two men Saturday night on the grounds of the Hilo Public Library.
Three Kona coffee farmers turned to science to prove their case against major retailers and producers who they say are mislabeling their products as authentic Kona coffee.
— Though they may share a name, the reimagined Mazda3 hatchback and sedan have two very different personalities.
Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday that the deadline for the Thirty Meter Telescope to begin construction has been pushed back two years and that he is rescinding the emergency proclamation he issued two weeks ago.
There are now two hurricanes churning westward in the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii.
Tina Marie Tee Rie Kuuleialoha Fukushima, 44, of Hilo died July 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Omaha, Neb., she was a manager for R&G Tire Center and owner-manager of Na Lima Lani Catering. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Service at 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Survived by husband, Ken Fukushima of Hilo; daughter, Josianne Cabalce-Hotchkiss of Colorado Springs, Colo,; sons, George Fukushima and Ryan (Aja) Toyozaki of Hilo; father, David Hotchkiss of Eden Roc; sisters, Michelle (Seth) Patterson of Homestead, Fla., and Anita Tamayo of Council Bluffs, Iowa; brother, Michael (Mara) Gerst of Omaha. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
HONOLULU — Honolulu might lose $220 million in federal flood protection funding if the city and state officials cannot agree on terms, officials said.
While Big Island tourism numbers increased in June, visitor arrivals and spending in the first half of 2019 were down significantly compared to the same period a year ago.
UPDATE: There is a second hurricane in the Pacific as Flossie has strengthened to a Category 1 cyclone.
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.
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.