The county will consider filing a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for damages caused by climate change.
Oahu schools will temporarily move to online classes only when the school year starts — and the neighbor islands could follow suit.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association is urging Gov. David Ige and the state Department of Education to switch to 100% distance learning for the first quarter of the school year in light of a growing number of COVID-19 cases.
The state Department of Health reports 53 new COVID-19 cases today, although technical difficulties in the state’s case reporting system mean that number is an undercount.
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The Hawaii County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill to provide tax incentives for property owners to set aside land for conservation purposes.
A lot in downtown Hilo that was the site of a troublesome homeless camp received only one extremely low bid at auction last month, but that sale will likely be blocked, a county official said.
For more than two years, residents in lower Puna anxiously awaited word from Hawaii County confirming what roads were scheduled for restoration throughout the communities devastated by the 2018 Kilauea eruption.
The state Department of Health reported 123 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to more than 2,000.
Hurricane Douglas is still expected to strike the state at “near-hurricane strength” on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.