The issue is a popular one that’s repeatedly surfaced over the years and this campaign season is no exception: How can lawmakers help the island’s farmers?
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Five researchers hung up their spacesuits Friday and exited a dome that had been their home for the past 120 days on the northern slope of Mauna Loa.
A 33-year-old Hilo man who shot two police officers from beneath a modified van in a darkened parking lot early last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 10 years.
The number of Hawaii County residents who have registered to vote in this year’s primary election is up slightly from the 2012 primary, according to information provided by the state and county elections offices.
Combining her love of music and entomology, Lisa Schonberg has swarmed around the plight of the Hawaiian yellow-faced bees with a multimedia project that’s creating a buzz about their importance and how best to help them.
Robert “Captain Bob” Grafton Chapman, 90, of Holualoa died July 2 at home. Born in Bonita, Calif., he was a boat captain, owner and operator of Captain Bob’s Glass Bottom Boat Tours, and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Services held. Survived by wife, Elaine Chapman of Holualoa; sons, Gifford (Sheila) Matsuoka of Kailua-Kona, Peter (Aulike) Matsuoka and Henry Chapman of Holualoa; daughters, Malia (Napua) Springer of Kailua-Kona and Kanani (Roy) Wall of Honalo; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Electricity was restored to Hilo International Airport’s runway lights Wednesday after being knocked out by a lightning strike last weekend.
Hawaii County has scheduled a “Family Fun Fest” on Aug. 23.
A man accused of attacking a woman, stealing her sport-utility vehicle, then leading police on a chase and trying to run down two officers with the stolen SUV before being shot by one of the officers made his initial court appearance Thursday.
A fish farming technology company plans to begin construction of a huge, untethered and highly automated spherical pen for farming yellowfin and bigeye tuna off the Kohala coast.
Construction of the Pahoa District Park will begin in less than two weeks, Hawaii County announced Thursday.
A 36-year-old woman from Mexico sprained her ankle while hiking to see an active lava flow and was airlifted off a rainforest trail by a county helicopter early Wednesday evening.
It’s that time again, when shoppers are hitting Big Island stores, stocking up on school supplies and searching for the best deals in town. Meanwhile, several retailers are studying their moves and are anticipating an increase in sales.
A 58-year-old Ainaloa woman sentenced to five years probation last June for growing marijuana pleaded not guilty to another round of drug charges.
A 44-year-old Honaunau man who allegedly shot his neighbor earlier this month pleaded not guilty Thursday to attempted murder.