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Top Story: A County Council committee will hear a bill today that will determine how to distribute disaster funds for the Kilauea volcano recovery effort.
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A County Council committee will hear a bill today that will determine how to disburse millions of dollars of Kilauea eruption recovery funds.
A Puna councilman hopes to begin a long-delayed project to reduce the chance of floods throughout Puna.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii County have reached agreement on the cost of replacing public roads in Puna inundated by lava during the 2018 Kilauea eruption.
Three stretches of Alii Drive oceanfront property are on a list of properties the county will consider purchasing this year under its open space land-buying program.
Concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus named COVID-19 has caused the first cancellation of a public entertainment event on the Big Island.
New visitor restrictions and screenings are now in place at Hilo Medical Center, Hale Hoola Hamakua, Kau Hospital, Extended Care Facility and HMCs outpatient clinics in response to ongoing developments with COVID-19.
HONOLULU (AP) A Honolulu zoning proposal aimed at restricting the installation of energy-producing windmills has received preliminary approval from a city government committee.
The sound of childrens laughter from physical activity rang through the yard at Kona Hongwanji Preschool last Friday morning as keiki took part in the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge.
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaiis second case of the virus that causes COVID-19 was confirmed after a man who traveled to Washington state was tested after his return to Hawaii, officials said Sunday.
On Sunday morning, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of graffiti spray painted on various walls at the Waikoloa Elementary School. Some of the contents of the graffiti included a shooting threat for Monday. After reviewing video surveillance footage, the images of at least two individuals, both of whom are wearing clothing which conceals their identity, are captured on the school campus at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday. The department is seeking the publics assistance in identifying the responsible individuals.
The Department of Water Supply needs to take a few more steps to ensure the public has dependable access to water when equipment breaks down, the county legislative auditor said in a report released Tuesday.
Hawaii County has opened a call center to answer questions about novel coronavirus, and the community is encouraged to call in to get the most up-to-date and accurate information about the virus.
About one-third of the marijuana-related bills introduced in the state Legislature this year have successfully passed the halfway point before possibly becoming law.