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Big Island’s top 10 stories include the standoff on Maunakea, ongoing lava recovery efforts, recycling woes
Its time to bid aloha to 2019 and leap into both a new year and a new decade. And this year, that leap is literal 2020 is a leap year, meaning February will have an extra day.
HONOLULU A Hawaii tour helicopter that crashed and killed all seven people on board hit a ridge at an altitude of 2,900 feet then fell about 100 feet, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as investigators planned how to recover the wreckage from the remote and rugged crash site.
KAILUA-KONA Hawaii native Bill Coney and his partner Dr. Susanne Otero are on a mission to save the coral reefs in their home state and around the world.
Officials looking at councilwoman’s husband in relation to alleged assault on another public servant
A retired Hawaii County police detective is under investigation for allegedly assaulting another county official while still a member of the department in the vicinity of a building that houses government offices.
HONOLULU The remote and rugged terrain on the Hawaiian island of Kauai where a sightseeing helicopter crashed, killing all seven people aboard, could make it difficult or even impossible to piece together what led to the wreck.
A 43-year-old Waimea woman was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway south of the 77 mile-marker.
Hawaii Countys Disaster Recovery Task Force will begin reviewing proposed strategies related to recovery efforts from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano at its meeting next month.
KAILUA-KONA The Honokaa Public Library is one of two Hamakua properties nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.
The county is poised to receive $4 million from the Hawaii Housing Finance &Development Corp. to build a road accessing the Kukuiola emergency shelter project and Village 9 affordable rental community project on Kealakehe Parkway.
HONOLULU Tour helicopter operations in Hawaii are under increased scrutiny after a deadly crash this week, one of several recent accidents in the state, with a congressman calling the trips unsafe and lacking proper oversight.
HONOLULU (AP) Honolulu authorities say a pilot mobile homeless center program has seen success after launching multiple inflatable tents at a park on Oahu.
A contender for the County Council District 8 seat being vacated by Karen Eoff is poised to announce his candidacy.