A Hawaii County bulldozer will begin building a path Tuesday through lava rock covering a nearly 8-mile stretch of Chain of Craters Road to create another alternate route for residents threatened by the June 27 lava flow.
A Monday morning Civil Defense overflight found that the June 27 lava flow threatening Pahoa had shown “little advancement,” according to an update from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Lava from the June 27 flow continued to advance slowly Sunday as fire fighters worked to contain a brushfire nearby.
Many lower Puna residents and home owners are faced with two difficult choices as they wait to see how far the June 27 lava flow will go — pack up and leave or stick it out and hope for the best.
When Matthew Barrett moved into his home in Kaohe Homesteads in December, he had a plan.
On a typically sunny Puako morning, Bluewater Pacific’s Matt Casey stops by a construction site to check the progress of the installation of a new type of septic system.
Jack Thompson remembers well the last time a wayward lava flow threatened a community on Hawaii Island.
A federal judge has granted a homeless man’s request for a temporary restraining order that prevents Hawaii County from enforcing its panhandling laws when he is soliciting money from passers-by.
Students are back in class at Honokaa schools, where some 1,000 people were evacuated Thursday after fumes from a mixture of pesticides sent more than two dozen people to area health centers.
A 32-year-old Kona man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in a violent home invasion last year in Puna and for molesting two minors in Kona.
HONOLULU — Public hospitals across Hawaii are finding ways to reduce staff and cut services because they don’t have enough money to make ends meet.
The Hawaii Property Insurance Association has placed a moratorium on new insurance policies in lower Puna as a result of the June 27 lava flow.