HONOLULU — Catastrophic flooding from a stream swollen by heavy rains prompted officials to order evacuations from a town north of Honolulu on Tuesday, just one day after fears of a dam breach resulted in the same on Maui.
HONOLULU — The state Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would increase the income tax paid by Hawaii’s top wage earners to 16%, which would give the islands the highest state income tax rate in the nation.
Neighbors of Puna’s internationally famous “Fissure 8” want the still smoldering volcanic vent preserved for future generations, and they’re asking a county land-buying commission to purchase it using taxpayer money.
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Hawai’i County Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced Friday that Malia Broome, 45, of Waimea and Billie Jack Peridot, 43, aka “BJ” Kawelo of Puna, were sentenced Nov. 18 to federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
Hilo Today: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 76 to 82 near the shore to 63 to 70 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows 60 to 69 near the shore to 52 to 57 at 4000 feet. Northwest winds up […]
WAIMEA – With a lei draped over her shoulders and surrounded by her teammates, Kealakehe junior Cozette Wood was all smiles after Saturday’s BIIF Championship race, and for good reason: Wood completed a six-for-six sweep of this season’s BIIF races, claiming the 2021 conference championship in the process.
Nikki Miller posted another double-double, and Mandi Kawaha was an efficient playmaker with 23 points, seven assists against just one turnover for the UH-Hilo women’s basketball team, which crushed Multnomah 84-64 on Saturday at Hilo Civic.