On Wednesday, the Hawaii County Council accepted $83M in federal funds for Kilauea recovery projects.
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A record of decision marking the completion of the environmental review process for the long-delayed extension of Daniel K. Inouye Highway is expected this fall.
The Hawaii County Council accepted Wednesday $83 million in federal funds for Kilauea eruption recovery projects in lower Puna.
A multi-agency software system designed to streamline the planning and building permit process is now scheduled to go live at the end of July, five years after the project first began.
Hilo Medical Center will offer 4,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine during an upcoming mass-vaccination POD, doubling the capacity of its last large clinic.
Living treasure Norman Sakata marked his 95th birthday Tuesday with special recognition for his never-ending service to the Big Island community.
A judge on Monday declined to lower the bail or release a 35-year-old Hilo man facing felony assault and related charges for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend with a glass smoking pipe.
More students could soon return to public schools across Hawaii as the state Department of Education works to bring additional keiki to campus for in-person instruction.
A judge has denied a bail reduction or release without bail for a 39-year-old Kona man who was arrested Thursday in Puna for numerous firearms and drug offenses.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has again decided not to approve funds that would have allowed the all-volunteer Hawaii Correctional Systems Oversight Commission hire paid staff members.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday signed legislation temporarily reducing the unemployment insurance tax rate employers must pay for their workers.
Jeffrey “Jeff” Barauis Bailado, 62, of Ocean View died Feb. 16 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a retired airport maintenance man. Services at a later date. Survived by brothers, Emelio (Goody) Bailado of Germany, Darryl (Mercy) Bailado of Wahiawa, Oahu and Curtis Bailado of Ocean View; sisters, Laveinia (Harry) Respicio of Hilo and Sorania (Eugene) Miller of Ocean View; brother-in-law, Jim Stockman of Reno, Nev.; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
More than 67,000 COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Hawaii this week, including 11,900 doses of a newly approved inoculation from Johnson & Johnson.
Roth releases ‘bare bones’ budget: Mayor’s first budget plan reflects cutbacks, uncertainty at Legislature
Faced with uncertainty and cutbacks at the state level, Mayor Mitch Roth on Monday released the first proposed budget of his term, described by staff as a “bare bones” plan as the county grapples with the fiscal aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the board of the Department of Land and Natural Resources discussed three options last week for restoring commercial ocean access in Puna, locals and lawmakers agree that there is only one option that makes sense.
After a wet weekend in East Hawaii, there might be a bit of a reprieve starting today, but it likely won’t last long, according to the National Weather Service.