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Accessed on 11 March 2020, 1535 UTC, Post 20404.
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Dozens of Puna residents urged faster and more transparent action from the county on clearing lava-inundated roads in Puna after Mondays announcement that Pohoiki Road will be restored.
State health officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a COVID-19 surveillance testing program that will help identify cases of community spread of the disease cases that cannot be traced back to a traveler or contact with an individual with the coronavirus.
A 45-year-old Papaikou man accused of possessing nearly a pound of heroin faces 11 drug- and firearms-related charges, 10 of them felonies, after a federal search warrant was served March 4 on his Government Road home.
A 24-year-old Volcano woman accused of two attempted armed carjackings Friday evening in Hilo is facing 17 criminal charges, 16 of them felonies.
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii officials have confirmed another discovery of a fungal disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of native ohia trees in the state.
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.