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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.
HONOKAA — A neighbor spraying an insecticide improperly was responsible for the chemical odor that caused the closures Thursday morning of Honokaa High and Intermediate and Honokaa Elementary schools, according to the Fire Department.
The June 27 lava flow, which recently sped up, is anticipated to reach Pahoa Village Road in less than two weeks, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The police officer who cited a homeless man for soliciting money in June said the man was obstructing traffic, which was the root of the officer’s decision to charge him with aggressive solicitation.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees heard project updates, along with grievances, Wednesday evening at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
The June 27 lava flow continues to pick up speed as it advances toward Pahoa.
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in the Puna District.
Hawaii Island coffee farmers offered split opinions Tuesday afternoon about a pair of resolutions that call on the state Legislature to enact “truth in labeling” laws regarding the labeling of coffee blends.
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.
A Civil Defense overflight Wednesday morning observed that the June 27 lava flow has picked up speed since the beginning of the week.
Mayor Billy Kenoi nominated former Hilo County Councilman Donald Ikeda to the Windward Planning Commission.