Dramatic photographs of two oceanic whitetip sharks, lacking fins, along with photographs of a dead whitetip reef shark, are raising concern among marine biologists on Hawaii Island, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Wednesday.
Kaiulani Pomaikai Kinchoy, 11, of Waimea died July 21 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was a student at Waimea Elementary School and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Waimea Chapel. Service at 10 a.m. Survived by parents, Daryl Kinchoy and Misty Bell of Waimea; sister, Nevaeh Kinchoy of Waimea; grandfather, Sam Bell of Waimea, grandmother, Alice Barber of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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.