The settlements could total more than $13M from retailers that falsely labeled coffee beans as premium “Kona Coffee.”
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Kona coffee farmers will soon be eligible to receive a share of millions of dollars thanks to proposed settlements in a 2019 class action lawsuit against retailers that falsely labeled commodity coffee beans as premium “Kona” coffee.
A 43-year-old Hilo man awaiting a preliminary hearing regarding numerous firearms and drug offenses has been indicted on the charges.
Farmers on the Big Island may be getting another tool to help combat coffee leaf rust.
A five-bedroom Alii Drive home a half mile south of Laaloa Beach Park won approval Thursday to become a bed and breakfast establishment, despite concerns about sea level rise and wastewater issues.
One councilman’s request for the others to prioritize the top five capital improvement projects for their districts turned into a discussion Tuesday about whether the nine council members should stay focused on their own districts or take a countywide perspective.
The aftermath of last week’s heavy rainstorms will continue into next week as showers are expected for the next several days.
Police say a 32-year-old Puna man on probation for felony domestic abuse threatened his ex-wife with a spear gun and machete Monday evening before breaking into her home and punching her to her face and neck.
Hospitality company Soul Community Planet, or SCP, on Thursday announced the purchase of the 138-room Hilo Seaside Hotel.
Legislation that would allow advanced practice registered nurses to perform abortions passed through the state House and is now before the state Senate.
After a slow start, Hawaii is one of the leading states in COVID-19 vaccinations.
Kauai plans return to tourism
During the week of March 8-14, Hawaii Island police arrested 31 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None were younger than 21.
A Wednesday morning fire destroyed a home in Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.
Eleven Kailua-Kona locations are in the running for a centralized Hele-On bus hub, and the county wants to hear which one the public likes best, or if other sites would be better.
This time-lapse sequence, released today by the USGS, shows the growth of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Photos by TOM LINDER/West Hawaii Today.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Wednesday described a shot in the arm for Hawaii County — literally and figuratively.
Nearly 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Hawaii, according to data from the state Department of Health.
The search for a new public schools superintendent will begin soon, and some legislators want the state Board of Education to consider Hawaii residents and Department of Education employees for the position.
The county Department of Parks and Recreation is gradually returning to normal operations after a year of COVID-19 restrictions.