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HONOLULU Hawaii flora and fauna, already under stress from climate change, will have fewer protections under new Trump administration rules that weaken the Endangered Species Act.
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 for TMT across the state.
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.
HONOLULU Hawaii bankruptcies spiked in July and are on track to reach their highest level in five years.
HILO 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.
MAUNAKEA Even with access to the summit restored for astronomers, some observatories on Maunakea will not be able to resume work for some time.
HILO 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.
KAILUA-KONA Opening a business anywhere can be a struggle, but opening one in Hawaii regularly ranked among the worst states in the U.S. in which to start a business comes with its own set of challenges.
KAILUA-KONA Mixing fundraising, exercise and fun, Relay for Life has been raising awareness and earning money for last 25 years in Kona to help those suffering from cancer.
HILO 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.
HILO Hawaii County intends to go to court next month over a downtown Hilo property that has become a homeless encampment.