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Authorities identified the two Thirty Meter Telescope protesters who were arrested Friday and charged with obstruction of a government operation as an unpermitted structure was demolished on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands property near Puuhuluhulu on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
A light bulb burned brightly in the center of an inflatable dome Friday morning at Imiloa Astronomy Center.
KAILUA-KONA Big Island boaters will be doling out more green come November when increased fees for small boat harbor users and commercial operators on state waters go into effect.
No police action occurred Monday at the Maunakea Access Road despite fears from Thirty Meter Telescope opponents that a major push from law enforcement is imminent.
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii land officials have started to arrange a property exchange to aid construction of a multibillion-dollar rail transit line, but Native Hawaiians have raised concerns about the trade.
KAILUA-KONA A combination of above-average rainfall and vog-free skies appears to have set up Kona coffee farmers for a better season this year, but a couple challenges are cropping up.
August was a very wet month for the Kona coffee belt.
Mass Transit Administrator Brenda Carreira is asking the County Council to fast-track approval for a three-year contract for Hele-On bus service, although she doesnt plan to disclose the vendor or the contract amount until after the matter is approved.
WAILUKU, Maui (AP) County officials have recommended settling with environmental groups that sued over the use of injection wells.
Richard Basque, 84, of Hilo died Sept. 3 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired truck driver for the former Keaau Sugar, Hilo Coast Processing, Hamakua Sugar, and Kau Sugar companies and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 14) at House Hilo Assembly of God Church, 2282 Kanoelehua Ave. Celebration of life will at 11 a.m. Inurnment service noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughters, Deborah Mercado of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kathleen Basque of Oklahoma, Donna Mae (Byron Sr.) Smith of Hilo and Mary (Andre) Randall of Menifee, Calif.; sons, Clifford (Mary) Basque of Oklahoma, Richard Maldonado, Anthony Tony Maldonado and Rodney Maldonado of Hilo; sisters, Lorinda Dolly Abis of Keaau, Leonora LaVoie of Hilo and June Hernkind of Washington; brother, Joe Basque of Oahu; sister-in-law, Rita Basque of Keaau; 26 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.
Concerns about the impact of a strict new energy code on the cost of housing had the County Council on Tuesday vowing to look at ways to minimize costs on the Big Island.