Although East Hawaii is known for its prodigious rainfall, 2019 will be remembered as a year in which rain reigned in West Hawaii, especially in the Kona coffee belt.
Crews continued to work Tuesday to repair and clear the Maunakea Access Road, which has been closed to the public since Friday because of the first snowfall of the decade.
A 34-year-old Pahoa man who abducted his childrens mother, shot a man who was with her, and then held off police with a rifle for several hours before ending the standoff by shooting himself in the face two years ago was acquitted on Jan. 3 of all charges by reason of mental irresponsibility.
Four generations of family of a 71-year-old man who was allegedly beaten and stabbed to death with his own cane by a naked intruder sat in court Friday, some openly sobbing, some cursing softly at the suspect as he was led into and out of the courtroom.
The new year has brought rain to East Hawaii, as well as windy weather and high surf to most of the Big Island.
A state corrections officer pleaded no contest last month to possessing methamphetamine.
Hawaii Medical Service Association, the states largest health insurance company, has agreed to pay $180,000 and provide injunctive relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Tuesday.
Honua Ola Bioenergy will have to update a traffic assessment submitted for the project in March 2011 before the power plant under construction in Pepeekeo can deliver logs to its facility.
Big Island’s top 10 stories include the standoff on Maunakea, ongoing lava recovery efforts, recycling woes
Its time to bid aloha to 2019 and leap into both a new year and a new decade. And this year, that leap is literal 2020 is a leap year, meaning February will have an extra day.
The four-month-long stepped-up traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway by officers assigned to the Thirty Meter Telescope blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road netted a 8,234 citations and 78 people arrested for 143 offenses, the Hawaii Police Department said Friday.
There have been numerous complaints from the public about the illegal use of fireworks well before the permitted hours on New Years Eve.