“More community input is being sought…to build a skate park in Hilo.”
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Input wanted for skate park
More community input is being sought regarding an effort to build a skate park in Hilo.
Alii Drive road work continues
The southbound lane and sidewalks of Alii Drive in the heart of Kailua Villagewill remain closed through at least month’s end.
EMA diagnoses siren issue, OKs 1 of 2
One Hilo emergency siren taken offline after a malfunction Monday has been reactivated.
Burned body that of one-time award-winning coffee farmer
A 59-year-old homeless woman police say burned to death Jan. 2 in a large banyan tree on Banyan Drive in Hilo was, in better times, an award-winning coffee farmer.
Who controls Maunakea’s summit?
A new state agency has begun the process of eventually taking over management of Maunakea’s summit area.
Hilo man accused of forcibly raping woman
A 33-year-old Hilo man has been charged with forcibly raping a woman after she refused to have sex with him.
Oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor marks 105th birthday
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Flag-waving admirers lined the sidewalk outside the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on Wednesday to greet the oldest living survivor of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor as he marked his upcoming 105th birthday.
HGEA Retirees Unit returns to in-person meetings, activities
The Hawaii Government Employees Association Retirees Unit, Hawaii Chapter, is activating in-service activities and reinstituting in-person meetings, chapter President Evelyn Togashi said.
Youths in foster care revel in Teen Day activities
More than 20 keiki aged 12 to 17 recently had the chance to enjoy Teen Day, which was sponsored by the East Hawaii Youth Leadership HI HOPES board.
Police ID body found burned inside banyan tree
Police have identified the badly burned body that was discovered Jan. 2 in a large banyan tree on Banyan Drive in Hilo.
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.