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The Coast Guard concluded its search at dusk Saturday for two fishermen presumed swept off the Kau shoreline near Whittington Beach Park.
The current truce between the Thirty Meter Telescope and its opponents might be extended by another two months at the request of Mayor Harry Kim.
There was an outpouring of grief, condolences and remembrances on social media following the discovery of the body of a 24-year-old Hilo woman killed by an apparent fall off a cliff near Wainaku Scenic Point on the northern outskirts of Hilo.
A bill strengthening labeling requirements for Hawaiian-grown coffee blends remains alive having met a critical deadline last week, but lawmakers are now considering a phased-in approach.
Police have released Westen Tegman, the 32-year-old Hilo man arrested on suspicion of murder in the death 28-year-old Isaac Wessel-Rivera, 28, whose body was found Friday night on the bank of the Wailuku River in Hilo.
auditor over release of $3M
A $20,000 bench warrant has been issued for a former-Big Island woman accused of felony sexual assault of a child.
As a civil lawsuit alleging a Waimea businessman sexually abused a 12-year-old boy decades ago nears trial, the victim in the case is revealing his identity.
Cardiac care continues to be a priority for Hilo Medical Center, and legislation introduced in the state Senate will help expand those services.
Hilo High School will have a new leader come Tuesday.
From potholes to police actions, Hawaii County paid out more than $104,000 last year in small claims to people saying they suffered damage from something the county did.
Although Gov. David Ige approved the University of Hawaiis new administrative rules governing Maunakea in January, it could still take a year before all of those rules can be implemented
HONOLULU (AP) Possession of small amounts of drugs that are considered dangerous would be decriminalized in Hawaii under a proposed bill, potentially reducing the amount of money spent on enforcement.
Hawaii Island Police are conducting a death investigation after the discovery of a body Friday evening (Feb. 14) at a homeless encampment on the edge of the Wailuku River bank in Hilo.
Hawaii Island Police are conducting a Coroners Inquest investigation after the discovery of a body Saturday morning near the Wainaku Scenic Lookout just outside of Hilo.
Police said this morning theyre investigating the discovery Friday night of a body in Hilo.
The Judicial Selection Commission has submitted the names of four nominees for the judicial vacancy in Hilo Circuit Court, a position vacant since the November retirement of Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura.
Kulani Correctional Facility and Hawaii Community Correctional Center both have new wardens.
The office of the state attorney general responded late Thursday to a lawsuit by three Native Hawaiians challenging the states jurisdiction over the Maunakea Access Road.
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