It wasn’t so long ago that studying the Hawaiian language, ‘olelo Hawai‘i, wasn’t a widely encouraged undertaking. For kumu Keala Ching, he remembers that attitude prevailing as recently as his parents’ generation.
A series of free presentations planned around the Big Island intend to educate residents and health care professionals about the “Our Care, Our Choice” Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1.
You might not call it a clean finish, but for the hundreds of eager competitors who ducked, dashed, climbed and crawled their way over, around and through the obstacles at the Monster Dash 5K obstacle course, coming across the finish line was well worth the dirt.
Among their ranks are a physician, a retired stockbroker, two engineers and a tax manager. Four of the eight are former government employees and one works for a consulting firm doing business with the county.
Bulldozing begins on Highway 137; temporary road over lava rock to be used by landowners, area residents first
The start of construction of a temporary road over a portion of Highway 137 covered by this year’s lava flows was welcome news to Leilani Estates resident Michael Brant.
Less than 50 Big Island farmers reported nearly $28 million in total agricultural damages in a survey of farmers affected by the Kilauea eruption published last week.
Along a stretch of an ancient trail north of Hawaii Community College-Palamanui, Camilo Ramirez and his son, Essien, carefully laid lava rocks along the trail’s edge, restoring the walls that had been kicked and tumbled by the goats that have taken up residence.
Police Chief Paul Ferreira said the department’s vacancy rate is a challenge that is “going to get worse before it gets better” during a Police Commission meeting Friday in Hilo.