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Developers of a 38-acre shoreline parcel north of Kohala Kai want to downsize the zoning to create only six lots rather than the 50 currently allowed, but local conservationists would prefer no development there at all.
The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Hawaii Friday.
HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines today announced it would adjust flight frequencies between Hawaii and Tokyos Haneda Airport (HND) at the end of March due to slowing travel demand attributed to the COVID-19 virus.
Police and Hilo Intermediate School authorities are investigating a graffiti threat discovered today at the school.
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.
A move to leverage the county general excise tax by floating bonds to expedite road projects could mean the payments stretch out past the 2030 expiration of the GET.