East Hawaii Outdoor Circle gave away 1,000 fruit trees this weekend.
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Increasing food security: Organization gives away 1,000 fruit trees
The East Hawaii Outdoor Circle gave away 1,000 fruit trees this weekend.
Time to legalize it? With Gov. Ige leaving office, some think recreational pot legalization is inevitable
Momentum is growing in Hawaii to legalize recreational marijuana.
Help wanted: County government looking for workers with nearly a quarter of positions unfilled
Job stability. Competitive pay. Good benefits and retirement package. Strong union protection. It wasn’t that long ago that county jobs were considered plum positions, subject to intense competition and even political favoritism.
Hawaii Radiologic ‘working on a plan of action’
Hawaii Radiologic Associates is working to get its computer systems back online following a cyber attack last month.
More than 1,000 Big Island students held back a year
The number of students repeating grades for the 2021-22 school year in Hawaii County more than doubled from the year before.
US military finishes draining Pearl Harbor fuel pipelines
HONOLULU — The U.S. military said it’s finished draining three pipelines connecting Pearl Harbor to a fuel storage facility that last year spilled jet fuel into the military installation’s tap water and sickened 6,000 people.
Ocean View man arrested after child found in critical condition
Police have arrested an Ocean View man in connection with a Tuesday domestic incident that left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition.
Radiology company confirms it was victim of cyber attack
Hawaii Radiologic Associates has confirmed that the company experienced an attack by cyber criminals on Oct. 20, causing an immediate shutdown of HRA’s computer and phone systems.
Reports of armed man lead to Waikoloa school lockdown and arrest Thursday
Hawaii Police are investigating whether a man arrested Thursday is the same as a suspicious armed man reported in Waikoloa Village that led to a school lockdown.
Council OKs zoning applications for Honokaa housing development
A proposed new housing development in Honokaa received support from County Council members and residents on Wednesday.
Waikoloa affordable housing project advances
An affordable housing project in Waikoloa got nine thumbs up Tuesday, signaling an easy approval when the County Council meets later this month to take a final vote on the plan.
Astronomers discover closest black hole to Earth using Maunakea telescope
Astronomers using a Maunakea observatory have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth.
Council kills property tax relief
A measure that would have provided property tax relief for properties not currently under assessment caps was soundly defeated Wednesday by a County Council majority.
Hawaii Care Choices shutting down in-patient care facility
After a decade of service, Pohai Malama Care Center, a 12-bed inpatient hospice facility owned and operated by Hawaii Care Choices, will cease operations starting Nov. 18.
Hawaii Radiologic at a standstill: ‘Technical difficulties’ prompt company to suspend key services
Hawaii Radiologic Associates has been experiencing what it refers to as “technical difficulties” that have caused temporary disruptions to its computer systems, phone lines and website.
After much debate, gun bill advances
After hours of considering, approving and rejecting more than half a dozen amendments, the County Council voted Wednesday in favor of a bill prohibiting concealed firearms in certain places.
Hawaii Island man faces charges for monk seal harassment
A 52-year-old Big Island man, who recently relocated to Hawaii from the mainland, was cited Tuesday by state and federal agencies after his dog was captured on videotape harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on Oct. 10.
Gun carry permits granted; police raise concerns over training
With 19 licenses to carry a concealed firearm issued and another 58 pending approval in Hawaii County, some Hawaii Island police officers are concerned they haven’t received proper training on encountering permit holders.
Council members urge state to help solve traffic and road woes
The Hawaii County Council is urging the Legislature to take steps to improve ailing roadway infrastructure on the Big Island.
Public input sought on fishing regulations
A series of public meetings hosted by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will take place throughout November to review fishing regulations for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Monument Expansion Area, or MEA.
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