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Three Hawaii Island Native Hawaiian artists were invited to attend the 9th International Indigenous Artists Gathering 2019 at Turangawaewae Marae, in Ngaruwahia Aotearoa, New Zealand, in November. The gathering was hosted by Te Atinga Contemporary Visual Arts from Nov. 21-30.
HONOLULU (AP) The number of bankruptcies in Hawaii rose for the second straight year in 2019, records showed.
Property buyouts mulled: County will use HUD funds to purchase land from those wanting to leave areas impacted by eruption
Voluntary housing buyouts will be a priority for a portion of federal funding the county is set to receive for recovery efforts related to the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano in lower Puna.
Government officials agree Hawaii County needs to construct more affordable housing, and theres also agreement on the steps that can be taken to do it. But how to pay for it is open to debate.
The state Department of Public Safety and Department of Accounting and General Services has scheduled a meeting to update the community about the project to add housing at Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo. The meeting is 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hawaii County Council Chamber in the County Building at 25 Aupuni St. in Hilo.
Hawaii Medical Service Association, the states largest health insurance company, has agreed to pay $180,000 and provide injunctive relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Tuesday.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announced Tuesday that it has awarded a $3.3 million contract to a construction company to repair roads and trails that were damaged during the 2018 eruption of Kilauea.
Mark LeRoy periodically stretched his legs as he stood Monday outside of a meeting room at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.
The wheels on the bus arent going round the island as frequently as before, as the county Mass Transit Agency struggles with a shortage of Hele-On buses to cover all the routes.
HONOLULU (AP) A new state law requiring Hawaii prison officials to report each time an inmate dies in custody has revealed the case of a prisoner whose death resulting from an alleged assault was not publicly announced.
Fire rescuers, including a county helicopter, rescued five individuals this morning including an adult and three children clinging to an overturned kayak in waters off Puako Beach Drive in South Kohala.