After a decade of repair issues, the Laupahoehoe Boat Ramp could soon be fixed.
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Laupahoehoe ramp restoration a county priority
After a decade of disrepair, the Laupahoehoe Boat Ramp soon could be restored.
‘Our goal is to try and stop these tragedies’
Esperanza “Espie” Hilton, a 25-year nurse at Hilo Medical Center, started experiencing headaches back in 2015.
Portuguese center groundbreaking slated for Saturday
Groundbreaking for the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Cultural and Educational is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Ho‘olaule‘a draws hundreds
Hundreds of locals and visitors enjoyed entertainment, demonstrations, food and, of course, Kona coffee at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Ho‘olaule‘a on Saturday at Makaeo Pavilion. The 10-day festival wrapped up Sunday.
Corpuz grabs LPGA lead, faces top competition at Pelican
BELLEAIR, Fla. — Allisen Corpuz is closing out a solid rookie year on the LPGA Tour, and now the Hawaii native has a chance to make it even better at the Pelican Women’s Championship.
Council to mull bill reducing requirements for director positions
Hawaii County’s hiring criteria for directors of the departments of Public Works and Environmental Management could be loosened by a pair of bills to be discussed at County Council committee meetings this week.
County hires security for Waipio Valley Lookout
As of Saturday, private security guards are posted at the Waipio Valley Lookout from 3:30 p.m. to midnight, Mayor Mitch Roth said Friday.
Honoring our veterans
About 100 U.S. military veterans, their families and supporters gathered Friday at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1 in Hilo to celebrate Veterans Day in a ceremony presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3830 in Pahoa.
820 seek lava buyouts
More than 800 victims of the 2018 Kilauea eruption are hoping Hawaii County will buy their properties after the final application phase for the Voluntary Housing Buyout Program ended last month.
Groundbreaking held for Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
A groundbreaking ceremony for a Vietnam Veterans War Memorial at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery was held Friday after a Veterans Day ceremony honoring the men and women who have served or continue to serve our country.
Only one Hawaii Island precinct favored Aiona: Big Islanders loyal to the Democrat, despite minor Republican renaissance
The Big Island was the best island for Gov.-elect Josh Green, delivering the largest percentage of its votes and helping propel the former Kona Democrat to the state’s highest office with a solid victory over his Republican opponent, James “Duke” Aiona.
DOH: Respiratory virus infections, flu on the rise
State Epidemiologist Sarah Kemble said Thursday doctors are “seeing a lot of sick kids with respiratory viruses right now.”
Lawsuit grows against Navy over fuel-tainted Oahu water
HONOLULU — More than two dozen families have joined a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Navy of making them sick from jet fuel that leaked into the tap water in their Hawaii homes.
There when you need it: Waikoloa Loan Closet provides medical equipment for the community
Realtor Phyllis Klicker had closed on a home sale in Waikoloa Village and discovered the previous owner had left behind a cache of medical equipment. Not wanting to take it to the landfill, she decided to open the Waikoloa Loan Closet, making the equipment available free of charge to anyone in need.
Community takes part in creating murals
Community members were invited Tuesday to add their handprints to two murals being created at Kona Commons Shopping Center.
Man testifies about beating he says was hate crime
HONOLULU — A white man who says he was a victim of a hate crime when two Native Hawaiian men assaulted him while he was fixing up a home he purchased in their remote Maui village testified Wednesday that his attackers were racially motivated, even though he conceded that no racist comments can be heard in video taken during the 2014 beating.
Puna park renamed in Kenoi’s memory
Laughter was abundant Wednesday as more than a hundred people celebrated and honored William “Billy” Kenoi with stories and prayers in Pahoa on the anniversary of his passing.
Democrats Case, Tokuda win Hawaii’s congressional seats
HONOLULU — Voters in Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District elected a new U.S. representative Tuesday after the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele, decided not to seek re-election.
Democrat Schatz re-elected to US Senate from Hawaii
HONOLULU — Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat, on Tuesday was re-elected to another six-year term, defeating Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott.
Democrat Green defeats Aiona to be Hawaii’s next governor
HONOLULU — Lt. Gov. Josh Green, a Democrat, on Tuesday defeated Republican former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona to be Hawaii’s next governor.
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