State Senate version of Hawaii State Budget includes money for lifeguards at Kua Bay, Hapuna.
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Full funding for lifeguard services at two Big Island state beach parks has been restored by the state Senate in its draft of the proposed state budget.
The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased by 10 Thursday as the number of doses of the COVID vaccine administered prepared to pass 100,000.
WAILUKU — The Maui County Council is considering measures that would reserve at least half of all public beach access parking for residents and for visitors to be charged parking fees.
MONTEREY, Calif. — Scientists were documenting stranded sea turtles on California’s beaches nearly 40 years ago when they noticed that leatherbacks — massive sea turtles that date to the time of the dinosaurs — were among those washing up on shore. It was strange because the nearest known population of the giants was several thousand miles away in the waters of Central and South America.
HONOLULU — Oahu will remain in its current tier for coronavirus restrictions despite a rise in cases that could have triggered a rollback.
A 37-year-old Pittsburgh man appeared Wednesday in District Court for a preliminary hearing on a charge of manslaughter stemming from an altercation at a Kailua-Kona vacation rental that resulted in the death of his roommate.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii vacation for three tourists from the U.S. East Coast turned deadly after one of them became “psychotically” drunk, his friend testified Wednesday.
The 2018 Kilauea eruption provided scientists with an unprecedented opportunity to identify new factors that could help forecast the hazard potential of future eruptions.
With the help of machine-learning techniques, a team of astronomers has discovered a dozen quasars that have been warped by a naturally occurring cosmic “lens” and split into four similar images. Quasars are extremely luminous cores of distant galaxies that are powered by supermassive black holes.
The County Council on Wednesday rejected a Mayor Mitch Roth appointee to the Leeward Planning Commission in what the mayor called “retaliation” over his attempt to have a commission member removed in an unrelated action.
Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for suspected drunken driving March 29 and Sunday. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.
Nearly 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered on the Big Island, state data released Wednesday shows.
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office on Wednesday released the name of the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police during a car chase.