Hawaii County Council delays forming “a proposed Business Improvement District for Hilo.”
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Council delays forming Hilo business group
A proposed Business Improvement District for Hilo was kicked down the road Wednesday after the Hawaii County Council voted to postpone the matter until March.
Battling the beetle: Officials propose release of wasp to fight coffee berry borer
Officials are proposing the release of a parasitoid wasp from Africa to assist in the fight against the invasive coffee berry borer.
Kahele bill seeks to lower blood quantum requirement for DHHL lease successors
U.S. Rep Kai Kahele has introduced a bill to reduce the Native Hawaiian blood quantum required for those wanting to succeed relatives who currently have a lease from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands or are on the application waiting list.
Family, friends mourn woman killed in Hawaii shark attack
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Family and friends are mourning a Bellingham, Washington, woman who died in an apparent shark attack during a Hawaii vacation earlier this month.
Maunakea road remains closed near the summit; crews work to clear snow, ice
The Maunakea Access Road above the Visitor Information Station likely will remain closed for at least the next couple of days, according to the University of Hawaii at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship.
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport takes No. 2 spot in analysis of 100 busiest airports
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole was ranked by Forbes Advisor as the second-best airport for holiday travel in the nation, the financial media outlet announced last week.
Salvation Army struggles to meet fundraising goal
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Red Kettle Campaign, now in its 131st year, is struggling to meet its fundraising goal in Hawaii for the 2022 holiday season.
Police seek leads on shoplifting suspect
Police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying a man who allegedly shoplifted at a Keaau business establishment this week.
Big Island storm leaves 40,000 without power
About 800 Big Island residents were estimated to still be without power Tuesday afternoon following the “Kona low” storm that hit Monday night.
Delay sought in affordable housing trial
A co-defendant in a federal criminal case involving alleged fraudulent use of Hawaii County affordable housing credits is seeking a postponement of the trial.
Pahoa gets a visit from Santa Claus
Santa Claus has come to Pahoa and is visiting keiki at the Puna Kai Shopping Center until it’s time to leave on Christmas Eve.
Winter walloping: Strong cold front brings heavy rains, thunderstorms to Big Island
Severe thunderstorms packing torrential rain and even hail walloped areas of the Big Island on Monday as a strong cold front moved over the Aloha State.
‘Terrifying’: Air passenger recounts crashing into ceiling
HONOLULU — Tiffany Reyes had just gotten back to her seat from the bathroom and was about to buckle her safety belt when Hawaiian Airlines Flight 35 dipped.
Jewish faith represented for first time at county building
Rabbi Rachel Short and the congregation of Ahava ‘Aina has provided an 8-foot Hanukkah menorah for the 2022 “Magic of the Season” holiday open house at the Hawaii County Building in Hilo.
$17.3M to help bolster internet connectivity for Native Hawaiian communities
The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will receive $17.3 million in federal funding to expand internet connectivity in Native Hawaiian communities.
Tamashiro cited again for planting in state park
Activist Gene Tamashiro of Hilo has again been cited for leading the planting of a so-called “kanaka garden” in the middle of the Wailoa River State Recreation Area.
Kona man to serve 20 years for sex assault of minor
A 45-year-old Kailua-Kona man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor girl.
Two Big Isle patients required medical flights over weekend
Two Big Island patients received emergency air transportation this weekend despite a pause in air ambulance services by Hawaii Life Flight.
Green wants $50M for HMC: Hospital expansion among new governor’s top funding requests
Gov. Josh Green is seeking $50 million for the expansion of Hilo Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit and Medical Surgical Unit.
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