Hawaii Island residents file ethics complaints against two county planners.
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Ethics complaints filed against two county planners
Two island residents have filed ethics complaints against Planning Department staffers, saying they were laughed at and disrespected when they opposed developments in Pepeekeo and Keaukaha.
‘Deep monitor well’ planned for Waimea
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will dig a nearly 2,000-foot well to monitor groundwater conditions in Waimea.
HFD on target to meet budget
The Hawaii Fire Department remained on target to its annual budget as of November, just under halfway through the fiscal year.
Report: More than 25% of missing girls in state are Native Hawaiian
A study released Wednesday found that Native Hawaiian women and girls “experience violence at rates disproportionate to their population size.”
‘Home for the Hilodays’ show features singing, dancing
“Home for the Hilodays,” a singing- and dancing-filled holiday extravaganza, is back at the Palace Theater this weekend.
Man charged with abuse, firearm offenses
Police have charged 44-year-old Jacob Walter Umemoto of Hilo with abuse of family household member and various firearm offenses following a domestic-related incident Friday with his 17-year-old daughter while at a residence on Hookina Place.
Police seek missing Waimea woman
Hawaii Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Mary Kaniho of Waimea, who was reported missing by her family.
Alleged bank robber indicted
A Kailua-Kona grand jury on Monday indicted a 52-year-old Pahoa man accused of robbing a Hilo bank on Dec. 6.
Waikoloa man hospitalized after apparent shark attack
A 68-year-old Waikoloa man was hospitalized Tuesday following a reported shark attack in waters off Anaehoomalu Bay.
‘They know better’: Finalist for police chief criticized for accepting free hotel stay worth $1,953
A retired Hawaii Police Department assistant chief told the Tribune-Herald on Tuesday that a HPD major in the running for police chief and a captain who answers directly to her shouldn’t have accepted four nights in a Kailua-Kona hotel paid for by the Ironman Triathlon.
ERUPTIONS PAU: Mauna Loa, Kilauea take a break at nearly the same time, says HVO
Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes almost simultaneously have stopped erupting.
Police Commission grills chief candidate Bird over hotel stay paid for by Ironman
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story had an incorrect number of nights of the hotel stay. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.
UPDATE: Waikoloa man in stable condition after shark attack
UPDATED 2:48 p.m.
Mauna Loa and Kilauea eruptions halt, HVO reports
UPDATED 9:45 a.m.
No liquid lava detected outside of Fissure 3 as eruption weakens further
The only liquid lava still present Monday in the Mauna Loa eruption was confined to Fissure 3.
Kawananakoa, ‘last Hawaiian princess’ dies at 96
HONOLULU — Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, the so-called last Hawaiian princess whose lineage included the royal family that once ruled the islands and an Irish businessman who became one of Hawaii’s largest landowners, died on Sunday. She was 96.
No new visitor center for HVNP; 60-stall parking also scratched
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will not be getting a new visitor center after all.
Bivalent boosters headed to Hawaii for keiki as young as 6 months old
The Hawaii Department of Health has ordered 9,200 doses of bivalent COVID-19 vaccination boosters for children as young as 6 months old, with 1,500 being shipped directly to Hawaii Island.
Areas closed due to eruption reopened
Two weeks after they were closed due to volcanic activity on Mauna Loa, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife is reopening the following areas: Kapapala Forest Reserve; ‘Ainapo Trail, road and cabin; and Kipuka ‘Ainahou Nene Sanctuary.
Finalists for police chief talk leadership, service
The public had its first opportunity Monday to testify about the four finalists to vying to become Hawaii County police chief and see them answer questions from the Police Commission in Hilo.
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