Police say body found in Kona Tuesday was murdered.
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Body found in Kona Tuesday was murdered, police say
A man’s body found in Kona on Tuesday has been determined the victim of a murder, police report.
Students walk out of Keaau High in protest about alleged incidents
More than 100 students walked out of Keaau High School on Thursday, protesting sexual assault and providing both awareness and support for victims.
County Council appears uneager to spend during operational budget presentation
Hawaii County Council members seem to prefer a cautious approach to county spending, despite a budget windfall that has Mayor Mitch Roth proposing a $779.7 million spending plan, a 27.8% increase over the current year.
Solutions sought to help protect Pololu Valley
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is working with Hawi community members to protect Pololu Valley from overuse.
UH regents OK amendments to Maunakea plan
The University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents on Thursday approved a supplement to UH’s management plan for Maunakea, despite potentially losing jurisdiction over the mountain before the end of the decade.
Kona man found guilty of unlawful imprisonment of a minor
A verdict was rendered Wednesday for 48-year-old South Kona man charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment and persistent nonsupport in connection to allegations of keeping a minor under the age of 16 chained to a floor after an April bench trial.
Kona man pleads guilty to manslaughter
A 28-year-old Kailua-Kona man changed his plea on a manslaughter charge stemming from an assault Dec. 3 that left a 64-year-old Holualoa man dead.
Hawaii bill promotes zero-emission travel between islands
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers this year passed legislation creating a working group to develop ways to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions on transportation between the islands.
Volcano Art Center offers summer arts camp for keiki
The Volcano Art Center is pleased to announce the return of art instruction specifically prepared for keiki through the Liko A’e Keiki Art Education Program.
Affordable housing measures pass, fail: Council approves new programs, but not charter amendment to pay for them
A bill adding eligible programs for county housing funds was passed on final reading Wednesday by the County Council, but a companion measure proposing a charter amendment to lock in funding was shot down by a council majority.
Jury trial for three former Honolulu officials in chief payout case
HONOLULU — Three indicted former Honolulu officials will be tried by a jury on allegations they conspired to hide the source of public funds used to get a police chief to retire during a corruption investigation.
Sniffing out COVID: Schools take part in pilot program starring Cobra the canine
Three Hawaii Island public charter schools have a new tool for detecting COVID-19 on campus — an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois named Cobra.
NWS forecasts a milder than normal season for hurricanes
The National Weather Service is predicting another weak hurricane season, but a potentially more severe wildfire season.
As COVID cases climb, HMC sees increase in keiki infections
As COVID-19 cases rise throughout Hawaii for the eighth consecutive week, Hilo Medical Center reported a significant increase in pediatric cases.
Kaiser clinicians on strike: Mental health professionals picket in Kona
Mental health professionals at Kaiser Permanente began a three-day strike Wednesday, taking to the street to picket in Kailua-Kona.
Federal education official visits UH-Hilo
Chris Soto, the senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, visited the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Wednesday to discuss the importance of the Hawaiian language.
Obituaries for May 19
Carol Jean Wence,, of Hilo died April 23 at her daughter’s home in Phoenix, Ariz. Born in Missouri, she moved to Hilo in 1968 and taught in the Hawaii public school system for over 30 years, first at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School and then at Hilo Union School. She was an artist and a line dancer and raised monarch butterflies. Private services were held. Survived by partner Wayne Wagatsuma, daughters Mary (Richard Pono) Andaya and Leslie (Michael) Harrington; granddaughters Cypress (Justin Darlington) Andaya, Cyrene (Taylor Feato) Andaya and Iceley (Kim) Andaya; grandson Maverick Harrington and sisters Marilyn (Terry) Mumey and Elaine (Gary) Bliss.
DHHL breaks ground on Kaʻu water system improvements
Improvements by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to an existing Hawaii County Department of Water Supply system in Kaʻu will soon connect pastoral homestead lessees in the Kamaʻoa Homestead to water service.
COVID cases rise; more than 850 in Hawaii County over the past seven days
More than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported statewide over the last seven days, with Hawaii County reporting 850 new cases. This is an increase of 87 new cases on the Big Island since last week.
Weak hurricane season predicted as dry conditions continue
Meteorologists predict another weaker-than-average hurricane season this year as dry conditions continue.
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