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Concerns mount over immigration crackdown

Mar 28 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

KAILUA-KONA — The Kona Coffee Farmers Association assumed a proactive approach to deal with growing unrest among some of its members, as well as the immigrant communities they employ, following months of ramped up rhetoric and policy surrounding U.S. immigration enforcement.

  • | Posted: Mar 25 2017 - 12:05am

    A state bill that could limit access to public records was referred to its final Senate committee this week.

  • | Posted: Mar 25 2017 - 12:05am

    The Hawaii County Council and Mayor Harry Kim remain at odds over the canceling of a composting contract.

  • | Posted: Mar 25 2017 - 12:05am

    The 2016-17 Hawaii coffee season looks promising statewide with preliminary estimates calling for an increase in production, yield and value.

  • Posted: Mar 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Police are looking for a 22-year-old Hilo man wanted for bail jumping. Austin Juanito Fernandez was last seen leaving Hawaii Community Correctional Center at about 8 a.m. Thursday. He failed to return at 1 p.m. as ordered.

  • | Posted: Mar 25 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — A fire across 10 acres of brush makai of Queen Kaahumanu Highway shut down southbound lanes on that road and a stretch of Henry Street for part of Thursday afternoon.

  • | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    AARP, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization, released a scathing assessment of the Republican-proposed health care bill that’s facing opposition from not only Democrats but a segment of the GOP in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Hikianalia crew members clean the canoe after arriving Thursday morning in Radio Bay in Hilo from Sand Island. The canoe and its crew will stay in Hilo for a couple of nights and then launch from the Big Island on either Sunday or Monday to reunite with its sister canoe, Hokule‘a. The two Polynesian sailing vessels will meet in Tahiti and complete their Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage. They anticipate arrival at Tahiti by mid-April, where they will travel throughout Tahiti and Raiatea sharing their message of caring for Island Earth and sustainably while sharing Polynesian culture closing the almost four-year long voyage. Hokule‘a and Hikianalia will then head home to Magic Island in June.

  • | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Planned upgrades at the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant won’t only offer recycled water to irrigate growing Kona developments, they also could drastically reduce the discharge of nitrogen and phosphorus — two nutrients that can be harmful if they get into groundwater.

  • | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    A bill that would have increased Hawaii’s fuel tax to fund state highway improvement projects is dead.

  • | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    WAIMEA — No injuries were reported after a woman crashed her vehicle into the dining area of a McDonald’s on Wednesday evening in Waimea.

  • | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Another attempt to consolidate management and planning for Hawaii’s airports is making its way through the state House of Representatives.

  • | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    A 30-year-old Pahoa man who on March 7 pleaded no contest to drunken driving was involved in a fatal collision March 15 in Hilo and arrested again on DUI and other charges, according to a police log.

  • | Posted: Mar 23 2017 - 2:20pm

    A 4.3-magnitude earthquake was recorded near Volcano at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • Posted: Mar 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Police are seeking the public’s help to identify two men whose images were captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a burglary in Puna.

  • Posted: Mar 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Police apprehended a 25-year-old man who was the subject of a wanted bulletin.