The June 27 lava flow crossed Apa’a Street/Cemetery Road at about 3:50 a.m. Saturday morning in Pahoa. Residents in the area talk about their plans as the lava moves closer to their households.
Margaret Masunaga officially became District Judge Masunaga upon her confirmation Thursday by the state Senate in a special session.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a request Friday for a Presidential Disaster Declaration asking for federal assistance to supplement local emergency protective measures in response to the ongoing Kilauea lava flow.
Hawaii County officials are keeping a constant eye on the June 27 lava flow as it begins to reach the outskirts of Pahoa.
Hawaii County’s Department of Environmental Management began removing structures from the Pahoa Transfer Station on Friday morning in anticipation of the encroachment of the June 27 lava flow.
Mauka from the Kekaha Kai State Park entrance on Queen Kaahumanu Highway is land the Hawaii Racing Association thinks is best suited for a motorsport park.
HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer representing a group seeking to invalidate Hawaii County’s law restricting the use of genetically engineered crops urged a judge Thursday to make the same decision he recently made invalidating Kauai’s law.
Hawaii Island Sears and Kmart stores don’t appear to be on the chopping block, and a company representative said all stores part of the latest round of closures nationwide already were notified.
Some Ocean View residents aren’t waiting around for a new county garbage disposal facility.
Hawaii County Civil Defense has placed a mobile command center on Cemetery Road as Madame Pele nears the outskirts of Pahoa.
The June 27 lava flow is 0.3 miles from Cemetery Road and Apaa Street after covering 425 yards since Wednesday morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense said.
A 32-year-old Kurtistown man pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in the slaying of a 44-year-old Hawaiian Acres man in late 2012.
The state Senate Judiciary Committee gave its unanimous approval Wednesday to the confirmation of Margaret Masunaga as a district judge in Kona, despite a negative rating by the Hawaii State Bar Association.
A 33-year-old Hilo woman, allegedly pregnant, who failed to complete a court-ordered anger management program, was subdued Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies after she became agitated and violent during a court hearing.
Big Island hunters will have more opportunities to bag feral pigs, goats and sheep under a package of changes to hunting rules set to go before the state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is in Pahoa offering low-interest loans to victims of Tropical Storm Iselle.
The Big Island is seeing consistent growth in the number of employed people, as well as stability and expansion in five key industries.
A 29-year-old Hilo man accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger on a flight to Japan on Oct. 11 will be detained without bail, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang ruled Tuesday.
A 39-year-old Pahoa man will be extradited to Carson City, Nevada, to face child pornography possession charges.
Three of five bills aimed at reducing loopholes and making property tax collections more fair survived their first readings by County Council and will be considered a final time when the council meets early next month.
Construction of the Chain of Craters alternate route will speed up Friday as bulldozers begin making a path over a wall of lava rock covering the road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The state Department of Education anticipates requesting an additional $159 million from the state during the next legislative session to cover expenditures in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.