In an effort to reduce car crashes on Maunakea Access Road, Maunakea rangers are inspecting the brakes of all vehicles descending the mountain.
Residential energy rates in Hawaii have increased by nearly 20% since March thanks to impacts to global fuel supply chains.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo advised the state Board of Land and Natural Resources last week about the dozens of permits and leases that will have to be terminated should UH be removed from management of the summit of Maunakea.
Gov. David Ige signed a gun control bill into law Friday, although it largely only reinstates a law that was suspended by a lawsuit last year.
County officials have once again assured that work on Kalanianaole Avenue will be completed this year.
After whistleblower hotlines were established at the Hawaii County Auditor’s Office in March, a proposed charter amendment would allow more tips to those hotlines to be investigated more quickly.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources may back out of potentially leasing a pair of defunct Banyan Drive properties because of an ongoing lawsuit surrounding the sites.
Despite concerns from residents, the county’s proposed changes to its housing buyout program in Lower Puna have been submitted to the federal government.
Mayor Mitch Roth has called for “mindful masking” among Big Island residents as COVID cases increase.
The U.S. Army is addressing complaints by federal firefighters about unsafe conditions at Pohakuloa Training Area, according to an Army official.
Nearly 7,000 Hawaii County building permits will expire at the end of the month.
Geraldine Yvonne Bonner, 75, of Kamuela died May 2 in Kamuela. Born on Kauai, she was an elementary school teacher for more than 40 years. Private services held. Survived by daughter Deanna (Tom Zambeck) Evans of Kamuela; son-in-law Steve (Yan) Evans; sisters Glenna Marti of Oahu and GayAnn (Robert) Hite of Vancouver, Wash. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.