Ignacio blew up into a major Category 4 hurricane with 140 mph winds on Saturday, a strengthening trend that also worked to tug the system slightly farther north, away from the islands.
Friday afternoon marked the final of three public sessions to review suggestions for a master plan aimed at promoting beautification and improved access to Hilo’s downtown.
For years now, residents have read about the rare but potentially deadly disease found on Hawaii Island that can strike people after eating unwashed greens from their backyard gardens.
Police are reminding the community to keep valuables out of their cars after a rise in vehicle break-ins this summer.
Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Friday in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio, which is forecast to pass near the Big Island early next week.