Thanks to a new instrument at Gemini Observatory, astronomers have learned more about a planet nearly 2,000 light-years from Earth.
Although the deadline to begin construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope was pushed back until 2021, project authorities believe a decision about the projects future will have to be made soon.
The owners of a downtown Hilo property that has become a homeless encampment have accrued nearly $200,000 in fines after failing to remove illegal structures for the better part of a year.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has cleared or reduced the debts of nearly 40 Kilauea eruption victims who had previously been told to return federal disaster relief payments.
A case of a misidentified bicycle ended in an hours-long helicopter search for a Hilo woman in the waters of Hilo Bay on Thursday.
Hilo Sen. Lorraine Inouye urged Gov. David Ige in a letter to uphold the law and move forward with the Thirty Meter Telescope project despite the current standoff on Maunakea Access Road.
Some opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope is being fueled by prominent people celebrities, musicians and politicians who have offered their support to the Maunakea protectors via social media.
A state senator has argued that state Department of Transportation might not have jurisdiction over the Maunakea Access Road, potentially complicating efforts to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.