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As University of Hawaii gears up for another school year, students protesting the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Maunakea have options to attend class without leaving the mountain.
A spokeswoman for the Big Island Invasive Species Council said the first explorers of a new law allowing landowners to remove potentially dangerous albizia trees from neighboring properties could be community associations in Puna.
Even with access to the summit restored for astronomers, some observatories on Maunakea will not be able to resume work for some time.
The county Department of Water Supply has no current plans to restore water service to Kapoho and the area around Pohoiki as lower Puna continues to recover from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, but was not shutting the door on a possible restoration in the future.
Hawaii Island police officers who provide services for private companies or other government agencies on their off-time could see payment for their services go up by as much as 50% over the next two years, under a special duty pay schedule thats the focus of upcoming public hearings.
Despite numerous plan changes and permit issues, it appears the Hilo Farmers Market will start construction of a permanent canopy over the produce market Sept. 1.
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii experts say two native bird populations have declined by more than half and could face extinction if nothing is done to save them, a report said.
KEALAKEKUA A judge is allowing a 2017 drug case to move forward after prosecutors withdrew their motion to dismiss the case.
KAILUA-KONA Construction of the first phase of the Kukuiola emergency shelter project could start as early as this fall, according to a draft environmental assessment released Wednesday.
Police are looking for a 14-year-old girl reported as a runaway.
Police arrested a Waimea man in connection with a residential burglary in Puako.
The county said the new Ocean View Convenience Center (transfer station) opens today.
After being grounded for four weeks, Maunakea Observatories announced Friday that astronomers will return to the summit and telescopes will resume observations.
Mayor Harry Kim said Friday that he hopes to have a second meeting with Hawaiian community leaders regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope by the end of next week.
How rainy was July on the Big Island? The answer varies widely, depending on location.
WAILUKU, Maui — Former Major League Baseball All-Star Shane Victorino announced a partnership agreement between his Hawaii cannabis business and a California-based hemp business.
Astronomers with the Maunakea Observatories will attempt to return to the summit for the first time in four weeks thanks to a new agreement with protesters occupying Maunakea Access Road.
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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