After eight hours of impassioned opposition from community members, the University of Hawaii Board of Regents ultimately voted Wednesday to amend and approve a draft of administrative rules governing Maunakea.
A ban on the county’s use of weedkillers in parks and along its highways advanced Wednesday on an 8-1 vote, although some members of the County Council asked for more clarification before its final vote later this month.
The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, will receive nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help more low-income families throughout Hawaii access locally grown produce and healthy food, it was announced Wednesday.
West Hawaii accounts for 82% of the county’s short-term vacation rental applications in permitted areas and just 25% of those in non-permitted areas, according to a report discussed Tuesday by the County Council Planning Committee.
A system that can transform nearly any organic waste into fuel or other products without incineration was the subject of a discussion Tuesday during a meeting of the County Councils Committee on Agriculture, Water, Energy and Environmental Management.
KAILUA-KONA A widespread coral bleaching event predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration did impact reefs around Hawaii. But the agency said the bleaching wasnt as severe as predicted.
KAILUA-KONA The 26-year-old driver of a white Kia Soul who gained notoriety on social media earlier this year for its drivers erratic and dangerous actions will spend up to five years behind bars.
An attorney representing a company appealing the county’s denial of a Special Management Area permit to drill for and bottle water in Hilo argued in court Tuesday that the Windward Planning Commission’s decision was based on “speculation about things that could potentially happen.”
The results of three community surveys administered this summer — which aim to aid the county in its recovery from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano — highlight the impact the eruption had on households, businesses and the community.