Hawaii Island keiki participated in the Hawaii Youth Rodeo Ohana in Honokaa on Saturday.
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Public frustrated by ban on trailers at transfer stations; department says new rules could be in place next year
County officials are once again hopeful that trailers could be allowed at certain county transfer stations by early next year.
Shortage of school psychologists has many students turning to private counseling to help with anxiety and stress
Hawaii has a dearth of school psychologists, prompting some students to seek help from outside mental health providers.
A 40-year lease extension sought by Prince Kuhio Plaza is in a legal quagmire between the state and federal governments, and most who testified last week at the Hawaiian Homes Commission’s monthly meeting opposed extending the lease for almost 39 acres of homestead land.
A 21-year-old Kona man indicted in 2019 for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor on the grounds of a South Kona public school and subsequently indicted in connection with two later, unrelated sex assaults was found fit to stand trial after spending over two years at the Hawaii State Hospital.
The selection process for the next police chief was the only agenda item under “unfinished business” for Friday’s meeting of the Hawaii County Police Commission in the council chambers in Hilo.
Thirty-six U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Daniel Inouye joined members of the American Legion and Daughters of the American Revolution Saturday for a day of community service at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.
The weather is a bit crazy now. Temperatures remain warm but things are about to change. Fall has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere since the sun has moved south of the equator. The autumnal equinox for us is spring for those south of the equator. As the sun moves further from us, days are shorter and plants tend to slow their growth.
County election office’s mistake sends voters scrambling: Clerical error tells voters their ballots were received before they were sent
Erroneous text messages Thursday afternoon confused and alarmed some Big Island voters who were told their ballot had been “received, validated and accepted for counting,” even though many had not even received their mailed ballot when the notice went out.
Arnold Martines, a Big Island native, has been promoted to president and CEO of Central Pacific Bank, one of the largest banks in Hawaii.
The Leeward Planning Commission on Thursday agreed with a bill requiring County Council authorization of time extensions to zoning ordinances, a measure that would replace the current practice of administrative time extensions approved by the Planning Department.
The Hawaii Police Department has been ordered to turn over records of its investigation into the accidental fatal shooting of an 11-year-old Boy Scout on Aug. 28 to the parents of the slain boy.
Dry conditions likely to persist: Forecasters say Hawaii could be headed for third straight year of La Nina
Dry conditions across Hawaii could persist during the wet season as La Nina is expected to continue.
Customers along Puako Beach Drive will experience no or intermittent water service while Hawaii County Department of Water Supply crews work to repair two water main breaks. Repairs are underway and estimated to be completed within 6 to 8 hours.
A scoping meeting last week at Keaau High School about the future of wastewater treatment services for Puna residents drew fewer audience members than government officials and consultants.