With Hawaii Island’s zero waste and renewable energy programs only trudging along, it’s time for a major paradigm shift, say county officials.
After the owners of a property that has become a homeless encampment in downtown Hilo failed to appear at a court hearing Friday, a judge granted a motion to compel them to clear the property.
Hawaii County could receive more than $300 million in state and federal funding to support recovery and response efforts stemming from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, but only a portion of funding has so far been obtained and even less has been spent as the county works to cement long-term recovery plans.
KAILUA-KONA — Construction is moving along at Kona Brewing Co.’s new brewery, with the first kegs and cans of beer targeted to roll off the line next spring.
WASHINGTON — Beto O’Rourke’s “hell yes” moment during the Democrats’ presidential debate is scrambling his party’s message on guns.
Gov. David Ige on Friday urged people to remain civil during the ongoing Thirty Meter Telescope standoff after calling out threats and harassment against state employees.
KAILUA-KONA — In an emotionally charged courtroom, three individuals were sentenced Friday for their role in the vicious beating of a hotel security guard.
The four-week-long campaign of enhanced traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the Thirty Meter Telescope protest and encampment site has netted 2,237 traffic citations and 24 arrests for 39 offenses, the Hawaii Police Department said Thursday.
The Hawaii County Council is fixing a glitch in a law that allows the county to haul abandoned vehicles from county property, but not state or federal property.
The commute to, from and through Waimea will be more difficult in the coming months.
The deadline for vacation rental owners to apply for a permit to continue to operate draws near, but some owners have already thrown in the towel.
KAILUA-KONA — Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of three people accused of aiding suspected cop killer Justin Waiki.
A Big Island youth has a serious lung injury possibly related to the use of electronic smoking devices, or vaping, said state health officials Tuesday.