HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Hawaii County can’t enforce a law restricting genetically engineered crops because it’s pre-empted by state law.
NEW YORK — It’ll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn’t be the same without … helium.
PAHOA — Lava that was threatening homes more than a week ago continues to cool as Hawaii County prepares to restore access to Pahoa Village Road in time for Thanksgiving.
“Catastrophic cuts to services” are on the horizon if legislators don’t provide more funding this year, says the head of East Hawaii’s public health care system.
Coral reefs are considered the marine equivalent of tropical rainforests. The very mention of them tends to bring to mind the corals themselves, which are tiny animals belonging to the group Cnidaria and living in colonies consisting of many individuals, each called a polyp. Or, images are evoked of fish and other marine inhabitants that rely on this diverse and beautiful ecosystem for habitat, shelter and food.
The most direct route into Pahoa Village from Hilo and upper Puna should be open by Thursday, according to the county’s Civil Defense chief.
For First Hawaiian Bank customers, the future is now.
Thanksgiving is a mere four days away, the official start of the holiday season and the time of year when folks celebrate with family and friends, reflecting upon the people and things they’re truly grateful for in their lives.
Home sales have not ceased in lower Puna since residents began bracing for the June 27 lava flow.