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Hawaii County to partner with two cities to explore hydrogen energy opportunities.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Russ Roberts

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