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Program to curb homeless trespassing

A new initiative by the Hilo Downtown Improvement Association hopes to alleviate downtown businesses’ homeless burden and make them safer for shoppers and workers alike.

Up close and personal

Curious residents gathered Thursday at Hilo International Airport to look at four Hawaii Air National Guard fighter jets conducting training exercises on the Big Island.

County urged to reopen Hwy 132

Puna Councilwoman Eileen O’Hara will introduce a resolution at a Thursday County Council meeting urging the county to reopen Highway 132 and develop additional alternative routes.

Christmas tree project branching out

An ongoing project to develop a viable Christmas tree farming industry on the Big Island has moved closer to fruition this year with more species of trees planted.