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.
The Maunakea and Mauna Loa summits were dusted with snow as heavy showers and thunderstorms moved over the island Thursday night into Friday.
The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday threw off the November ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would have established a surcharge on investment property to help fund public education.
Work might begin on an emergency route from Highway 137 into Pohoiki by next week, although it will be some time before residents are able to use it.