“First responders train for humpback whale disentanglements.”
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A dozen or more times each season humpback whales are spotted entangled in fishing gear or marine debris while in their principal breeding and calving grounds within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and nearby waters.
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.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s new attorney general said Tuesday more than two dozen elders won’t be subject to another round of prosecutions for blocking a road three years ago to prevent the construction of a new telescope on a mountain summit many Native Hawaiians consider sacred.
Applications for a state-funded rental assistance program will open next week for the first time in five years.
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.
A 31-year-old Waimea man released on bail for recent fireworks and drug offenses, was recently charged threatening a Hawaii Police Department officer.
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.
The 71-year-old Hilo man who jumped to his death Wednesday from the Puueo Bridge in downtown Hilo was a colorful character who pulled off an upset win in the GOP primary election for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012 — while homeless — and co-wrote one of Hawaii’s most beloved songs.
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.