Popular Hilo eateries begin laying off employees

Some East Hawaii restaurants are following Gov. David Ige’s Tuesday recommendation to move to a takeout/delivery service model during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, while other eateries are choosing to continue their dining room operations.

Kim vows county will remain open for business

Office doors are propped open and the buildings reek of bleach and disinfectant. But coronavirus or no, Hawaii County is open for business and Mayor Harry Kim intends to keep it that way.

Kalanianaole Avenue detour postponed

A one-way traffic pattern scheduled to go into effect March 23 on a portion of Kalanianaole Avenue is being postponed to allow for changes to improve traffic flow at the affected intersections, the county Department of Public Works announced Wednesday.