Carol Jean Wence,, of Hilo died April 23 at her daughter’s home in Phoenix, Ariz. Born in Missouri, she moved to Hilo in 1968 and taught in the Hawaii public school system for over 30 years, first at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School and then at Hilo Union School. She was an artist and a line dancer and raised monarch butterflies. Private services were held. Survived by partner Wayne Wagatsuma, daughters Mary (Richard Pono) Andaya and Leslie (Michael) Harrington; granddaughters Cypress (Justin Darlington) Andaya, Cyrene (Taylor Feato) Andaya and Iceley (Kim) Andaya; grandson Maverick Harrington and sisters Marilyn (Terry) Mumey and Elaine (Gary) Bliss.
Improvements by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to an existing Hawaii County Department of Water Supply system in Kaʻu will soon connect pastoral homestead lessees in the Kamaʻoa Homestead to water service.
Hawaii County police on Tuesday confirmed the body of a man was found in the bushes behind the Kailua-Kona Post Office.
Meteorologists predict another weaker-than-average hurricane season this year as dry conditions continue.
More than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported statewide over the last seven days, with Hawaii County reporting 850 new cases. This is an increase of 87 new cases on the Big Island since last week.
A bill capping property assessments could lead to an unfair balance between East Hawaii and West Hawaii, administration officials warned the County Council Finance Committee as a measure aiming to put a 15% ceiling on most commercial classes of property was postponed for the second time.
Nearly five dozen Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals across Hawaii plan to strike this week.
It’s been a decade since Chef Philip “Ippy” Aiona was, at 23, the youngest competitor on “Food Network Star,” winning fans with his flowing locks, since shorn, and easy smile, which he still possesses. He went deep into the competition, a mere episode from the finals.
It’s more difficult to get a construction project rolling in Hawaii County than anywhere else in the nation, according to a report released last month.
It’s time to get back in the saddle: Parker Ranch’s annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races returns to Waimea after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus.
University of Hawaii’s community colleges are offering free training in the fields of health care, technology and skilled trades this summer as part of their Hana Career Pathways program.
A Hilo man pleaded guilty in federal court today to attempting to fraudulently obtain federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Kealakehe High School senior Kea E. Kahoilua-Clebsch was named a Presidential Scholar in the 58th class of U.S Presidential Scholars.
Police officers, family and friends gathered Monday to honor the fallen law enforcement officers of Hawaii County during the Police Week ceremony in Hilo.