Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple celebrates 125 years with bon dance, craft fair, chigo parade, and affirmantion rites.
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Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple marks 125 years with Bon Dance
Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple celebrated 125 years Saturday and Sunday with a Bon Dance, craft fair, Chigo parade, service and Affirmation Rites.
Bill would increase solar water heater tax credit
A bill increasing the tax credit for eligible homeowners who install a solar water heater will be heard Tuesday by the County Council Finance Committee.
A deficit of mental health: Pandemic isn’t solely to blame, experts say; politics also a factor
A recent survey from CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation found 90% of people in the U.S. think the country is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Complaint postpones land board meeting
Friday’s meeting of the Board of Land and Natural Resources was postponed because of a complaint evoking the state’s “Sunshine Law.”
Councilman, others tout new Hilo business improvement district
A business improvement district might be created for downtown Hilo.
GET medical exemption sought: Group says move would make state ‘a more attractive place for doctors’
In an effort to make health care more affordable and alleviate the state’s physician shortage, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii launched a petition urging the Hawaii Legislature to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax, or GET.
Estate, family seek answers in killing of Boy Scout
Court documents filed on behalf of the estate of the 11-year-old Boy Scout who was killed Aug. 28 when a firearm accidentally was discharged said the gun was an “AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifle.”
Ready, set, vote! Ballots to arrive this week
Ballots are expected to be mailed Wednesday and arrive in Big Island mailboxes shortly after that as the nation counts down to the Nov. 8 general election.
Two earthquakes jolt the Big Island
A pair of earthquakes rocked the Big Island on Friday and led to the closure of the Pahala Post Office’s retail lobby.
Five Big Island schools competed in BIIF cheer competition
Five Big Island schools competed in the first regular season BIIF cheer competition on Wednesday evening.
Police ID slain Mountain View man
Hawaii Island police have identified a badly decomposed body discovered on Tuesday afternoon at a residence in Mountain View.
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes the island
A magnitude-4.9 earthquake rocked the Big Island this morning, reports the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
More firebreaks sought to protect palila habitat on Maunakea
A proposed project by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources would expand firebreaks on Maunakea in order to protect an endangered bird.
Updated fire code proposed
A revamp of the county fire code is in the works, with Puna Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz proposing updates in both the requirements and permit fees to prepare the county for compliance with the latest state requirements.
Bail increased for man accused of attempted murder
Bail was recently increased for a California man accused of attempted murder and other offenses stemming from an alleged stabbing Sept. 1 at a South Kohala hotel.
Large turnout expected for community cancer screening in Hilo
East Hawaii Health Cancer Center on Saturday will be hosting its second annual Community Cancer Screening and Education event.
Alleged serial stabber indicted: Chito Asuncion’s bail set at $10 million
A Kailua-Kona man facing multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in connection with stabbings in May and June in Hilo and Kona was recently indicted in accordance with a recent Hawaii Supreme Court ruling.
Prices to go up for Merrie Monarch tickets
Tickets for the 60th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival will go on sale Dec. 1.
Obituaries for October 14
Martin George Heins, 65, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 9 in Kealakekuai.Born in The Netherlands, he was a mechanic, security guard and U.S. Army veteran. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by brothers Eric Heins and David Swor Heins of San Francisco, The Rev. Paul Heins of Port Townsend, Wash; a niece. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Hiroshima governor meets with Ige, visits state library
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige welcomed the governor of Hiroshima, Japan, Hidehiko Yuzaki, and his delegation to the Hawaii State Library on Wednesday.
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