Former Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim connects the past with present at veterans memorial event
Flags waved in the wind and taps was played for about 50 people in Hilo on Thursday as they honored 10 lives that were lost during the Vietnam War.
4 to 7 cyclones predicted as Hawaii officials remind public to get prepared for storm season
As El Nino conditions continue to develop in equatorial Pacific waters, Hawaii residents are advised to prepare for a busier hurricane season than in recent years, as well as the possibility of a prolonged drought.
Public meeting set regarding PGV expansion
Puna residents will be able to provide in-person feedback next week regarding a planned upgrade of Puna Geothermal Venture.
‘I’ll beat your ass’: Puna man indicted for alleged domestic violence
A 19-year-old Puna man has been indicted by a grand jury for a violent domestic incident last week that allegedly included an abduction, a beating and an involuntary car ride from Hilo to Puna for the victim.
Exchange Club prayer breakfast slated for June 8
The Exchange Club of Hilo next month will host its 28th annual prayer breakfast with Mayor Mitch Roth.
NWS predicts four to seven tropical cyclones for hurricane season
There is a 50% chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity during the Central Pacific hurricane season this year, according to the outlook from NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, which are divisions of the National Weather Service.
Input sought for old hospital site: 20 acres surrounding Hilo facility could be developed by the county
Part of the former Hilo Memorial Hospital is being renovated, and Hawaii County is collecting feedback about the future development of 20 acres surrounding the facility.
Public invited to Vietnam War Memorial Service
The public is invited to a Vietnam War Memorial Service today on the Keaukaha Military Reservation in Hilo.
Trial set for suspect in nunchucks assault
Trial has been set for a 31-year-old Pahoa man who allegedly tied up, slashed, stabbed and used nunchucks to severely beat an acquaintance earlier this month at the victim’s Hawaiian Paradise Park home.
DLNR IDs women cited for illegally feeding Waikoloa feral cats
The Department of Land and Natural Resources on Tuesday released the names of the two women cited by state conservation officers April 18 during a protest by feral cat activists at Queens’ Marketplace Shopping Center.
Two men charged with break-in of business owner’s car
Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged two Hilo men with various offenses following the Sunday break-in of a downtown Hilo business owner’s vehicle.
Roundabout slated for Hilo: Work on project could start in 2025
Downtown Hilo will get a roundabout in 2027, according to a state plan published Tuesday.
Army leaders stress alliances, logistics at Waikiki conference
As Army leaders and other military officials gathered in Honolulu last week for the Association of the U.S. Army’s Land Forces of the Pacific symposium at the Sheraton Waikiki, mobility and logistics in the vast Pacific region took center stage in many conversations. The annual conference attracted 14 chiefs of Army from around the world.
Police: Missing Hilo man moved to Oregon
Police say a 73-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing in March has been found.
Energy contracts renegotiated; Move will reduce customers’ power bills, Hawaiian Electric says
New energy contracts between power providers and Hawaiian Electric will lead to cheaper energy bills for Big Island customers.
Aulani reef fish contributing to science
At Disney’s Aulani Resort &Spa at Koolina, the colorful reef fish in Oahu’s only human-made snorkeling lagoon are doing more than just swimming about looking pretty for the hotel’s guests.
Life Care Center clear of COVID following outbreak
Life Care Center of Hilo recently experienced a large COVID-19 outbreak, resulting in 93 confirmed cases and one death since April.
Hawaii native Iam Tongi wins ‘American Idol’
“American Idol” judge Katy Perry predicted it, the “line” in Las Vegas put odds on it, and on Sunday it came to be: Iam Tongi—Kahuku-born-and-raised, “priced out of paradise” and now a resident of Federal Way, Wash. —won Season 21 of “American Idol.”
Battle over documents continues in wrongful death lawsuit
The Boy Scouts of America voiced concerns about lax supervision and unauthorized firearms being used at BSA shooting ranges weeks before an 11-year-old Boy Scout from Hilo was killed last August by the accidental discharge of an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.
Repaving continues on Kalaniana‘ole
The Hawaii County Department of Public Works will continue to resurface a portion of Kalaniana‘ole Street through Friday.