South Kohala fire ‘still very much a threat’

Hawaii County officials are asking residents and visitors to remain vigilant and to be prepared to evacuate if needed as firefighters continue to battle a 40,000-acre fire that threatened Waikoloa village Sunday afternoon.

Homesteaders eye dispute between Fevella, Aila: Senate minority leader seeks probe of DHHL

CLARIFICATION/CORRECTION 7-30-21: Gov. David Ige on July 19 announced the release of more than $2.6 million in capital improvement funding for the development of subsistence agricultural lots in Honomu, with Big Island Sen. Lorraine Inouye a part of the funding process as a member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

White man chosen by Hawaii governor won’t get judge job

HONOLULU — A white man chosen by Hawaii’s governor to be an appeals court judge said he wanted to withdraw his name from the confirmation process Thursday after complaints that someone with a different racial background or gender should be selected instead.