DLNR to spend $1M to plan demolition of Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel.
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DLNR to spend $1M to plan demolition of Uncle Billy’s
The Department of Land and Natural Resources will allocate $1 million to plan the demolition of the former Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel.
Firebreak project to protect palila OK’d by land board
A proposed firebreak expansion project on Maunakea to protect the critically endangered palila has been approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources.
Pilot, passenger statements describe Big Island helicopter crash
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a remote Hawaii lava field during a sunset tour in June told investigators that the engine had been swapped out but three earlier flights that day were normal.
Victims of affordable housing scheme start lining up
Hawaii County has declared itself a victim of an employee who pleaded guilty to stealing affordable housing credits, and its attorneys are asking the court to return property currently under forfeiture by the federal government.
UH sets meetings to discuss tuition hikes
Five public meetings to discuss possible tuition hikes for the University of Hawaii system are set for November and December.
Photos: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
On Saturday morning, dozens of men strolled through downtown Hilo sporting high heels.
Council to consider exemptions for Waikoloa affordable housing project
Developers of the proposed Hoomalu at Waikoloa affordable housing project are asking the county to exempt them from three development requirements as a way to help keep the units affordable.
Report: State law successfully limited evictions during COVID-19 pandemic
A state-mandated free mediation program was a resounding success in preventing evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report.
Food Basket seeks funds as it prepares to bring back ‘Ohana Food Drops for December
The Hawaii Food Basket is trying to get ahead of the holiday season and stay stocked despite an uptick in people in need and rising food costs.
TAT sweetens county budget: $70.4M surplus to be applied to future budgets
Hawaii County’s new tax on hotels and short-term rentals helped sweeten county coffers to an extent unseen in previous years.
Mortar round, grenades cleared from Waimea area during ordnance search
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has found eight hand grenades and a mortar round in and near Waimea this year while clearing unexploded ordnance from the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area.
Improvements at Ha‘aheo Elementary set for next summer
Ha‘aheo Elementary School completed an Environmental Analysis for a three-phase renovation and construction project on Oct. 23, with the report finding there are no archaeological features, rare or endangered flora, or other historic elements that will be impacted by the construction.
Ex-JROTC instructor sentenced to 14 years for child porn
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Junior ROTC instructor has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexually exploiting one of his Hawaii high school students.
Proposed rules would curtail manta viewing
Manta ray viewing in West Hawaii may be curtailed under proposed rules to be considered at future public hearings.
Fixes unveiled for Waipio road: Three-year effort would be done in phases
A three-year Hawaii County plan to fully reopen Waipio Valley Road by mitigating its safety hazards was met with little opposition Wednesday.
East Hawaii Jazz and Blues fest kicks off Sunday
The East Hawaii Jazz & Blues Festival is returning this weekend at a reduced capacity and in a new venue.
Hawaii man accused of stealing dead baby’s ID loses lawyer
HONOLULU — A former U.S. defense contractor in Hawaii accused with his wife of living for decades under stolen identities of dead babies will get a new attorney, a federal judge ruled Thursday. According to prosecutors, Walter Glenn Primrose and Gwynn Darle Morrison are the real names of the couple who have been living for decades under stolen identities, Bobby Fort and Julie Montague. Prosecutors say Primrose spent more than 20 years in the Coast Guard, where he obtained secret-level security clearance.
Mauna Loa’s increased activity continues; agencies monitor volcano for any sign of increasing threat
Mauna Loa’s continuing seismic activity is causing concern for some residents on Hawaii Island, but there are no signs an eruption is imminent, according to a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency advisory issued this afternoon.
County seeks federal grant to build recycling program
Hawaii County is hoping to secure part of a $275 million federal recycling grant to pull the island out of its solid waste slump.
Suspect sought in armed robbery at Kona restaurant
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect responsible for an armed robbery at a Kealakekua restaurant Tuesday evening.