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HILO Three Kona coffee farmers have turned to science to prove their case against major retailers and producers who they say are mislabeling their products as authentic Kona coffee.
KAILUA-KONA More visitors came to Hawaii Island last month than in June 2018, although the islands year-to-date numbers have yet to catch up.
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.
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HILO Two hurricanes continue to churn westward in the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii.
HILO Gov. David Ige announced today that the deadline to begin construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope has been extended by two years and that he is rescinding an emergency proclamation regarding the protests that was issued two weeks ago.
The Keei Transfer Station will closed at 8 a.m. today due to staffing shortages in the Kona Base Yard. The site will reopen as regularly scheduled from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
KAILUA-KONA The Leeward Planning Commission next month will consider two applications related to a proposed 50-unit residential community across from Pahoehoe Beach Park in Kailua-Kona with 26 of its units intended to be affordable housing.
It’s now Hurricane Erick.
HILO A Friday meeting between leaders of the Native Hawaiian community and Mayor Harry Kim regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope project was inconclusive, Kim said during a press conference Monday.
Affordable housing units in Hilo, under construction by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, are on track to be complete by November.
Fire Department personnel responded Monday to a 7:42 a.m. structure fire in Hilo.
During the week of July 22-28, Hawaii Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.
Highway 19 was closed to traffic briefly Monday morning at the 41 mile marker while Hawaii Fire Department personnel extricated an individual with life-threatening injuries from a vehicle involved in a 5:30 a.m. crash.
Hilo house fire quickly contained
Mayor Harry Kim will be holding a press conference at 2 p.m. today at the Mayors Office in Hilo.
MAUNAKEA University of Hawaii President David Lassner visited the Thirty Meter Telescope protest site Sunday afternoon.
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 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.
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.