Filmed by Josh Ballauer
In years past, local folks knew it was time for the Hawaii County Fair by the predictable September rains — which some people joked were brought in with the fair’s rides and games.
Mayor Billy Kenoi nominated former Hilo County Councilman Donald Ikeda to the Windward Planning Commission.
It’s a coin toss whether a large, destructive earthquake will hit the Hawaiian Islands in the next decade.
What would the completion of the new Hilo High School gymnasium be without another delay?
As the state Department of Health works on the first update to its water quality plan since 1990, most people commenting during a public meeting Tuesday were concerned about a single aspect of the multifaceted plan — the impact of wastewater on water quality and what should be done about it.
World War II veteran Sanford Yanagi of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gives his great-granddaughter, Leana Yanagi, 2, a kiss on the cheek Tuesday morning during the inaugural opening of the “Go for Broke” exhibit at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo. The traveling exhibit features the stories of Japanese American soldiers fighting on two fronts. The exhibit has been traveling for 10 years and will be in Hilo until Oct. 11. For more photos from the event, visit www.hawaiitribune-herald.com and click on the “Photo Galleries” tab.
Hawaii County and state election workers are preparing for the possibility that voting could again be disrupted in lower Puna as a lava flow continues to advance toward populated areas.
The June 27 lava flow kept to its northeastern path Tuesday as it skirted the edge of Kaohe Homesteads.
Doctors and nurses at Honokaa’s Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua helped deliver a bouncing baby girl last week — a first for the small rural facility.
A 13-year-old California girl who alleges she was sexually abused by her stepgrandfather in Hawaiian Acres almost six years ago said it took her years to realize it wasn’t her fault.
A Kona grand jury indicted a 44-year-old Mountain View man for the death of a Kona woman in a bizarre traffic crash more than 2 1/2 years ago in Kailua-Kona.
The Puna Community Medical Center, potentially threatened by a lava flow approaching Pahoa, was told Monday it will be able to keep its insurance following news reports that its policy was being dropped in November.
Waimea Middle School officials did a little math last year and calculated they could save about $60,000 a year by purchasing their two school buses, rather than contracting for transportation services through the state Department of Education.
The lava flow approaching Pahoa advanced about 300 yards into the northwest section of Kaohe Homesteads on Monday.
HONOLULU — A new report on the nation’s growing income gap finds that stagnant wages for most Americans have dampened consumer spending, and that’s bad for states like Hawaii that depend heavily on sales taxes to keep their governments running.
The lava flow threatening Pahoa and surrounding areas shifted to a more northerly direction this weekend, and showed signs of having slowed between Friday and Sunday.