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.
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.
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.
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.