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KAILUA-KONA — Many are quick to dismiss the findings of a recent poll conducted for Civil Beat by MRG Research, calling the results flawed, skewed and propaganda for a survey that shows significant support throughout the state for the Thirty Meter Telescope.
As crews work to restore lava-covered portions of Highway 132 in Puna, their efforts are being slowed by areas of dense lava rock and pockets of extreme heat underneath.
Police are seeking the publics assistance in locating three missing children last seen earlier this year in Kailua-Kona.
— Mazda believes driving should be an energizing experience, one that puts the driver in control.
A brief look at other news from throghout the state.
Several high-profile guests visited Maunakea in support of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents over the weekend, including U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
Kamehameha Schools and the Kohala Center on Monday launched Mahiai a Ola, a campaign to support local farmers, agricultural education, and innovative solutions to improve food security in Hawaii.
Police are continuing to investigate a robbery reported Saturday that allegedly took place days earlier at Hilo Baptist Church.
As part of an ongoing effort to address a backlog in the processing of applications and permits at the Planning Departments West Hawaii office in Kailua-Kona, the department said Monday it will begin to limit service hours with the public on a temporary basis.
Maunakea observatories returned to work last weekend and almost immediately discovered that the world will not end next year.
Gov. David Ige has released $40.4 million for improvements to the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, state Sen. Lorraine Inouye announced Monday.
More than five years later, the Holiday Inn in Kailua-Kona is about to get its signs.
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.
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.
How rainy was July on the Big Island? The answer varies widely, depending on location.
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