The slow-moving lava flow from Kilauea volcano is costing more than frayed nerves.
A West Hawaii majority emerging from the Nov. 4 election is poised to name Kona Councilman Dru Kanuha chairman and Hamakua Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter vice chairwoman.
Lava activity along the upper reaches of the June 27 flow has remained “fairly consistent” during the last few days, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Thursday.
A Kohala volunteer fire company is closer to having a new base following an approval Thursday for a garage facility by the Leeward Planning Commission.
The Big Island’s unemployment rate remained steady while the statewide unemployment rate dropped slightly in October, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported Thursday.
Breakouts on the June 27 lava flow remained several miles upslope of Pahoa on Thursday morning.
A bill prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere smoking traditional cigarettes is banned moved ahead Wednesday to its final vote, after attempts to first amend, then delay, the measure were batted away by a County Council majority.
Scientists using Mauna Kea’s W.M. Keck Observatory have peered 90 million light years from Earth into a region located within the Big Dipper and made a surprising discovery.
Two top administrators of the state Department of Health’s Adult Mental Health Division appeared in a Hilo courtroom Tuesday to explain delays in performing a mental examination for a woman jailed several months for relatively minor offenses.
Hawaii County’s Civil Defense chief said he will continue to assess whether road restrictions should be lifted as the June 27 lava flow remains calm near Pahoa.
The June 27 lava flow took centerstage Wednesday during a Congressional subcommittee hearing on volcano monitoring in the United States.
Big Island police are following up on a handful of leads the public has provided in the wake of two violent home invasions this month in the Kona Palisades area.
Geologists say a tube system that has supplied lava to the outer reaches of the June 27 flow could slowly be refilling several miles upslope of Pahoa while breakouts continue to keep the threat far from homes.
Following a wave of testimony supporting new regulations on aquarium collectors, a County Council committee Tuesday postponed action, saying more scientific information is needed before a bill is implemented.
A significant fish kill in the Kapoho tide pools this weekend represents yet another worrisome event within a fragile ecosystem that is seemingly under siege from all sides.
A new building will be cropping up at the West Hawaii Civic Center in a few years, thanks to initial action Tuesday by County Council’s Finance Committee.
A $28 million program aimed at benefiting farmers will continue in its current state a little longer despite fears some landowners are abusing the program at the expense of other taxpayers.
HONOLULU — The state will save about $21.5 million by tapping into federal funding to pay for health care for people living here under the Compact of Free Association.
A rescue chopper lands Tuesday afternoon on a rock outcropping in the Wailuku River just makai of the Wainaku Street bridge. Hawaii County Fire Department responded shortly after 4:45 p.m. upon receiving a report that a man jumped into the water about 40 feet below from the area of the bridge. The man was airlifted from the river in a stretcher suspended by rope from the helicopter and set down in a parking lot across Wailuku Drive. A waiting ambulance transported him to Hilo Medical Center. The man was in “satisfactory condition,” according to Hawaii Police Department Sgt. Darryel Tolentino.