The 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival begins next week. Find a full schedule of events, participating halau, Miss Aloha Hula contestants, craft fair info and much more in this Sunday’s Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Click here to follow the festival throughout the week: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/merrie-monarch.
The county Salary Commission has pay hikes in store for county officials who didn’t get raises last year, including the next mayor and County Council.
A 24-year-old homeless Hilo man was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation and 18 months in jail after pleading no contest to kidnapping, robbery and vehicle theft.
The fate of a 32-year-old Hilo man accused of shooting two police officers early last year is in the hands of a jury.
Real estate sales are increasing in the Puna district and decreasing in South Hilo for the first quarter of 2014.
Two Mauna Kea observatories confirmed this week the discovery of the first, potentially habitable, Earth-sized planet found outside our solar system.
F ans of “Hawaiiana Live” bid aloha to the weekly show at the Palace Theater on Wednesday.
Eight companies submitted proposals to build a waste reduction facility by the Tuesday deadline.