Hawaii County to partner with two cities to explore hydrogen energy opportunities.
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County to partner with two ‘mentor’ cities to explore hydrogen energy opportunities
Hawaii County is partnering with cities in California and Japan to develop hydrogen energy technology as the state transitions toward carbon neutrality.
Flu, RSV cases on the rise
Virus season hit Hawaii early this year, with cases of flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, increasing in October and November.
Kaloko property in ‘zoning limbo’ gets another chance
A 21-acre Kaloko Drive parcel that had been approved for rezoning 24 years ago got a new lease on life recently, when the Leeward Planning Commission agreed to a five-year time extension for the new owners to complete the conditions of the rezoning.
Council will not discuss hiring bills until next year
A pair of proposed bills that would loosen Hawaii County’s hiring criteria for the directors of certain departments will not be discussed until next year.
Groundbreaking held for Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Cultural and Educational Center
Community members and county officials attended the groundbreaking for the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Cultural and Educational Center on Saturday.
Battling ROD from above
Drones with claws and chainsaws are flying over Big Island forests, thanks to the invention of a University of Hawaii professor.
‘We are doing our best’
The Hawaii County Police Commission met Thursday to address the selection of a new chief, but the panel isn’t any closer to choosing the new head of the island’s law enforcement following Paul Ferriera’s retirement on Sept. 1.
HPD officers undergo crisis training
About 20 Hawaii Police Department officers underwent a 40-hour training program in Hilo this past week aimed at de-escalating the potential for danger in encounters with people experiencing mental health or addiction problems.
Miner, Fuga perform Christmas shows in Kona, Hilo
“Christmas in Hawaii,” a concert starring Grammy nominee Kimiê Miner and friends, featuring Paula Fuga, will be held next weekend in Kona and Hilo.
Kuakini subdivision pits Hawaiian families against each other
One family’s attempt to subdivide a 5.29-acre parcel off Kuakini Highway has escalated into a battle with longtime Native Hawaiian inhabitants of the area.
Ex-HCCC guard sentenced to 12 years for assaulting inmate
HONOLULU — A former Hawaii prison guard was sentenced to 12 years in prison for assaulting an inmate.
2 Hawaiian men guilty of hate crime in white man’s beating
HONOLULU — A jury on Thursday found two Native Hawaiian men guilty of a hate crime for the 2014 beating of a white man who was fixing up a house he purchased in their remote Maui neighborhood.
Kona hospital’s cancer clinics resume accepting new patients
Kona Community Hospital announced Thursday that its Medical Oncology and Infusion Clinics will soon begin accepting new patients again.
Kealakehe Elementary School students makahiki
“Lonoikamakahiki! Lonoikamakahiki!” reverberated along the Kona shoreline Thursday morning as dozens of children chanted for Lono, the Hawaiian god of fertility, agriculture and peace, to join them in makahiki festivities.
‘Not made to sit on a shelf’: Film festival kicks off today at Palace Theater
The Hawaii International Film Festival is bringing cinema from around the world to Hilo at the historic Palace Theater today through Sunday.
2 COVID deaths reported in Hawaii County
Two new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Hawaii County this week by the state Department of Health.
Stopgap gun bill passes
The County Council on Wednesday passed a controversial bill limiting where people can carry guns on the Big Island.
Armed robbery suspect indicted
A 27-year-old Kona man was indicted Wednesday on two dozen charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery that was followed by a car crash and the man reportedly shooting at a police officer.
Kanalani street extension to open soon
Just in time for holiday shopping, the extension of Kanalani Street providing access to the Kaloko Light Industrial Area could be opened as early as next week, thanks to action Wednesday by the Hawaii County Council.
Lawsuit: Hawaii County, cops culpable in shooting death
Trial has been set in a civil lawsuit brought against Hawaii County, two Hawaii Police Department officers, and the man who allegedly shot and killed a 59-year-old Volcano resident in 2021.