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Tempers and temperatures ran high at a Windward Planning Commission meeting that ended with two proposed cellphone towers in Puna being denied use permits.
A Blue Hawaiian Helicopters tour aircraft with six aboard made an emergency landing in a lava field in the Leilani Estates area shortly before noon Thursday.
Crews are making progress in repairing damage to Alii Drive caused by a sinkhole that opened late last year fronting Coconut Grove Marketplace.
Despite a spate of canceled events throughout the state as COVID-19 fears escalate, festivities on the Big Island are forging ahead.
It was basically like any other day at Waiakea High School, according to Principal Kelcy Koga.
State health officials said Wednesday they are monitoring a situation regarding a cruise ship that recently made stops in Hawaii and might have had passengers previously exposed to COVID-19, the recently identified coronavirus that has infected nearly 100,000 people worldwide since it was discovered in late December.
Members of a small Kurtistown community are fighting for their health and homes against the planned construction of a nearly 200-foot-tall cellphone tower.
The Daniel K. Inouye Highway extension is making moves on two fronts.
A man accused of sexually assaulting a minor on the grounds of a South Kona public school has been deemed unfit to stand trial.
HONOLULU A Hawaii councilman accused of leading a methamphetamine ring must be held without bail, a U.S. judge ruled Wednesday.
Hawaii County is suing an attorney representing former Council Chairman Dominic Yagong and former County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi in a 2012 defamation lawsuit filed by Elections Administrator Pat Nakamoto, saying the money Yagong and Kawauchi paid him rightfully belongs to the county.
After only two months on the job, the CEO of Kona Community and Kohala hospitals is on leave.