Affordable “senior housing project remains on track to be completed in 2024.”
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Affordable housing complex on schedule
A long-awaited senior housing project remains on track to be completed in 2024.
Hilo siren taken offline after 2 false alarms
An emergency siren on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo has been taken offline after a malfunction caused it to sound twice on Monday.
Charges won’t be refiled against TMT protesters
Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez will not refile charges against 38 people, mostly kupuna, who were arrested July 17, 2019, on the Maunakea Access Road while protesting the planned construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
‘Perfect storm’ hits Kona coffee: Crop faces a ‘devastating’ drop in production, price hike
If you love a good cup of Kona coffee, be prepared to pay more for it in 2023 — that is, if you can find it.
County to open application process for rental assistance program
Applications for a state-funded rental assistance program will open next week for the first time in five years.
Photos: UH-Hilo hosts T-ball tournament
The Hilo Ball Stars played the Wreckers White in a T-ball tournament at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Saturday evening. The two-day tournament was hosted by the UH-Hilo baseball team as a way to give young Big Island baseball players the opportunity to play on a college field.
Mom accused of killing kids in Idaho says she has an alibi
BOISE, Idaho — A woman charged with conspiring to kill her two children and her new husband’s late wife says she has an alibi, and that the kids were killed while they were at her late brother’s apartment.
New Big Island police chief to be sworn in Wednesday, ceremony livestreamed on Facebook
Newly-appointed Hawaii Police Department Chief Benjamin Moszkowicz will be officially sworn in Wednesday in an official private event which will be livestreamed.
Bail slashed for drug bust suspects
Two men are due back in court later this month to enter pleas to a slew of drug offenses filed after a search warrant earlier this month on a vehicle turned up ounces of fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.
BLNR to consider bag limit increases for feral pigs
New hunting regulations that would double the amount of feral pigs a hunter could take each day in certain Puna forest reserves will once again be considered by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources Friday.
Trial again set in 2009 homicide of rodeo rider
On Monday, Patricia Wong pleaded not guilty for a second time to charges relating to the 2009 shooting death of Kaycee Smith.
COVID hospitalizations rise: HMC sees ‘typical bump’ in infections after holiday season
Over the holidays, Hilo Medical Center saw a bump in COVID-19 hospitalizations, increasing from a daily average of between five and seven patients to 18 patients on Monday.
Updated fire code headed to mayor’s desk
A bill updating Hawaii County’s fire code bringing it in compliance with the latest state requirements is headed to Mayor Mitch Roth’s desk.
Point in Time Count returns Jan. 23 to 27
The annual Point in Time Count will take place later this month on the Big Island with volunteers and advocates working to provide a snapshot of all those experiencing homelessness in the community.
Optimism for HMC project: $50 million expansion would add 55 beds to the facility
Hilo Medical Center is one step closer to its proposed 55-bed expansion, thanks to nods of support from Gov. Josh Green along with state and lawmakers.
Puna man charged with attempted murder for Christmas Day incident
A Christmas morning confrontation in Leilani Estates ended without physical injuries despite two shotgun blasts and an intentional auto collision, according to court document filed by police.
Inspectors assess Mauna Loa damage
State and federal emergency management workers on Thursday inspected damage caused by the recent Mauna Loa eruption.
Saving ʻiʻiwi: Feds propose critical habitat for threatened bird
Nearly a quarter million acres on Hawaii Island are proposed to be designated as critical habitat for the federally threatened ‘i‘iwi, or scarlet honeycreeper.
Speaker McCarthy: A weakened leader or emboldened survivor?
WASHINGTON — Republican Kevin McCarthy is the new House speaker, but as bruising as it was for him to seize the gavel in a history-making election, it may be even more difficult for the embattled leader to do much with the powerful position — or to even keep it.
Institute seeks to erect satellite array in Ka‘u
A Taiwanese science institute is once again seeking to build a small satellite receiver array in Ka‘u.
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