No HELCO rate hike for now

The state Public Utilities Commission has declined a proposed rate hike for Hawaiian Electric Light Co. customers — for now.

FEMA deadline expires

While the deadline to apply for a federal program providing individual assistance to Kilauea eruption victims has passed, other programs continue to provide support for those affected by last year’s disaster.

New trails open at HVNP

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen another trail tomorrow after being closed for more than a year because of earthquake-related damage.

Visitor arrivals up on Big Island

Visitor spending on the Big Island has been down for the first three quarters of the year, but visitor arrivals are up, according to data from the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Maunakea rules unveiled

The latest version of proposed administrative rules for Maunakea lands managed by the University of Hawaii were unveiled Thursday.