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Top Story: The Big Brothers-Big Sisters youth mentoring program will close its Hawaii Island project by the end of the month.
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Youth mentoring opportunities on the Big Island are being diminished with the closing of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii Island programs at the end of the month.
A Native Hawaiian advocacy group has sued the state for its management of the land around the Maunakea Access Road.
The pedestrian killed during rush-hour traffic Thursday morning on Highway 130 near the Keaau Transfer Station was struck by at least three vehicles, police said.
The mother of UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn said Thursday the mixed martial artist is recovering at home from a concussion sustained in a traffic accident the evening of Feb. 7 on Kanoelehua Avenue near Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.
Police say a male pedestrian was killed this morning on Highway 130 just south of the Keaau Transfer Station.
Authorities launched an extensive search Thursday for two fisherman who apparently were swept off the Kau shoreline Wednesday evening.
A new invasive pest that threatens Hawaiis avocado crops has been detected throughout the state.
Police arrested and charged a pair of men with numerous offenses after the execution of a search warrant Wednesday off Coconut Drive in Ocean View allegedly turned up drugs and firearms.
Police are investigating an agricultural theft in Hilo on Feb 1.
HONOLULU A Hawaii state Senate committee has granted preliminary approval to a bill authorizing the sale of edible medical cannabis products.
UFC Hall of Fame mixed martial artist BJ Penn is recovering at home in Hilo after suffering a concussion in traffic accident last Friday night on Kanoelehua Avenue near Prince Kuhio Plaza.
A search is ongoing for two fishermen who apparently were swept off the shore Wednesday night on Big Island.
A lawsuit was filed today against the state contending that several state departments have violated their duties by using the Maunakea Access Road without the consent of native Hawaiians.
Police say Highway 130 is now open in both directions.
Delays in getting archaeological plan reviews from the State Historic Preservation Division have added years to the construction of Hawaii County projects, but county planning officials are skeptical a bill currently making its way through the Legislature is the answer.
Whats the best way to eradicate little fire ants?
A 24-year-old woman originally from Oregon who went missing Sunday near the Wainaku Scenic Point apparently had been on the Big Island a few months.
Prosecutors have re-filed charges against a 32-year-old Kailua-Kona man accused of assaulting a Hawaii Police Department officer last spring in what was deemed a racially motivated attack.
For 20 years, Tommy Kahikina Ching has been on a mission to feed the hungry on our island.
A U.S. senator has requested federal assistance to manage an invasive insect that has devastated thousands of acres of pasture land on the Big Island.
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