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HILO A study of public and commercial tour capacity on Maunakea is proceeding, even though tourism on the mountain has been at a standstill for more than a month.
KAILUA-KONA The organizers of the annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds have announced the cancellation of this years event, citing difficulty accessing forest reserves around Maunakea.
KAILUA-KONA – A 38-year-old man faces 39 charges in connection to a crime spree Wednesday that spanned East and West Hawaii.
The U.S. Geological Surveys Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded an offshore magnitude-4.2 earthquake south of the Island of Hawaii at 4:33 a.m. this morning.
WAILUKU Overcrowding and numerous disruptions to daily inmate life sparked rioting at a Hawaii jail, a state official said.
HILO The owners of a downtown Hilo property that has become a homeless encampment have accrued nearly $200,000 in fines after failing to remove illegal structures for the better part of a year.
HOLUALOA A man is in police custody in the wake of crime spree that reportedly began in Hilo, involved gunshots fired at a Kailua-Kona shopping center, multiple vehicle thefts and the response of the police departments Special Response Team to a Holualoa home.
WAILUKU Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino is looking to ban commercial activities at all beach parks on Sundays and holidays.
HILO Police have increased the issuing of citations on vehicles traveling or parked near Maunakea Access Road on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
HILO Hundreds have responded to community surveys that aim to aid the county in its recovery from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano in lower Puna.