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Lack of public notice about a lane-striping project that started during rush hour Thursday morning on Highway 130 between Shower Drive and Kaloli Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park caused a massive traffic snarl that frustrated and angered Hilo-bound motorists.
KAILUA-KONA Jury trial for three of the defendants accusing of aiding suspected cop killer Justin Waiki is set to get underway next month.
Police released a 26-year-old Pohoiki man who had been arrested in the apparent beating death of his uncle.
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A charter proposal allowing the county to pay nonprofit board members to help maintain open space cleared its final hurdle Thursday and is headed to the 2020 ballot.
During the week of July 29-Aug. 4, Hawaii Island police arrested 20 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.
The National Science Foundation awarded a $1.1 million grant to a University of Hawaii scientist to install an advanced secondary mirror onto the universitys 2.2-meter telescope.
Hawaii County intends to go to court next month over a downtown Hilo property that has become a homeless encampment.
HONOLULU (AP) Honolulu officials have proposed prohibiting single-use plastics at food service establishments, a proposal on which the county is divided, a report said.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation started a re-striping project on Keaau-Pahoa Road (Route 130) between Shower Drive and Kaloli Drive in Keaau this morning in preparation for the morning northbound contraflow.
The Hawaii County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday discussed a possible financial report of the countys expenses relating to the ongoing standoff on Maunakea, but meaningful numbers will not be available until later this month.
KAILUA-KONA A Cessna that made an emergency landing July 3 on Waikoloa Road appears to have lost oil pressure before the aircrafts engine failed as it flew over the islands leeward coast.
KAILUA-KONA — To those who knew her as a colleague or friend, Joy Mills-Ferren — “Aunty Joy” to many — was a woman whose talents, especially as a lifeguard, were “unsurpassed.”
The Hawaii County Council on Wednesday tightened government oversight before unanimously moving to a final reading a package of changes that some community members say will weaken the Kona Community Development Plan.
An interim strategy to help the county recover after the 2018 Kilauea volcano eruption is still being developed, but the recovery process has frustrated and concerned some county leaders and community members.
Recent reports that July 2019 is the hottest month on record worldwide come as no surprise to meteorologists in Hawaii.
A brief look at other news from throughout the state.
HONOLULU — A Hawaiian monk seal was released in good health after her second rescue by a marine mammal hospital.
Tyler Carach, “The Donut Boy,” visited the Hilo Police Station with his family Tuesday morning to give out free donuts to officers.
HONOLULU — Scientists discovered a growing pond of water inside Kilauea volcano’s Halemaumau crater is being heated by the volcano.
HONOLULU — A business owner is challenging a solar energy project lease agreement between a Canadian company and the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
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