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County to launch parking fee pilot program at Kahalu’u Beach Park.

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October 17, 2022 · 3:48 PM

County to launch parking fee pilot program at popular West Hawai‘i beach park

Hawai‘i County is launching a one-year pilot program to implement a non-resident parking fee at Kahaluʻu Beach Park, effective Dec. 1.
October 17, 2022 · 1:48 PM

Puna man faces attempted murder charge following domestic incident

A Puna man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly firing a weapon at an occupied vehicle on Friday afternoon.
October 17, 2022 · 12:00 PM

Former West Hawai‘i police officer honored for solving Kona thefts

A former West Hawai‘i police officer recently received honors for his diligent efforts in solving two thefts in Kona.
October 17, 2022 · 12:00 PM

Big Island weekly lane closures: Oct. 15-21

Hawai‘i Department of Transportation announced weekly lane closures for Oct. 15-21.
October 17, 2022 · 11:46 AM

FEMA to reimburse Hawai’i County $1.2 million for expenses fighting 2021 Mana Road fire

The 2021 Mana Road fire in Waimea started on July 30, 2021 and burned more than 40,000 acres of state and private land, including the Parker Ranch, over several days on the BIg Island.
October 17, 2022 · 9:40 AM

Report: State of Hawaiʻi has highest earning hotel businesses in country

State of Hawaiʻi hotel businesses make the most revenue overall in the country, with each business raking in $25.8 million on average per year, according to Hotel Tech Report.
October 17, 2022 · 9:33 AM

Hawai‘i police seek help finding 15-year-old runaway

A 15-year-old girl previously reported as a runaway and located last week has run away again, Hawai‘i police reported this morning.
October 17, 2022 · 6:30 AM

Vulcan Challenge raises more than $160,000 for UH-Hilo athletics programs

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is 2-0 when it comes to meeting its fundraising goals in the Vulcan Challenge.
October 16, 2022 · 10:00 PM

Motorcyclist dies after rear-ending truck in Hilo; second Big Island traffic fatality on Sunday

The operator of the 2019 Honda motorcycle was unresponsive at the scene. He was transported to the Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:14 p.m. on Oct. 16.
October 16, 2022 · 5:56 PM

Traffic Alert Update: Kanoelehua Avenue has been reopened Sunday night

Motorists are advised to avoid Kanoelehua Avenue between Lanikaula Street and Kawili Street in Hilo until about 9 p.m Sunday due to a traffic crash.

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