Pahoa residents approached the start of the state’s long-delayed roundabout project at the town’s most dangerous intersection with a mixture of curiosity and concern during an informational meeting held Wednesday night.
Canoe Club coaches Makana Lewis, center, and Kawika Lewis, right, and other paddlers set up tents for their clubs Thursday afternoon in preparation for the HRCA state championships on Hilo Bayfront. The two-day event starts today with canoe weigh-ins and culminates Saturday with a full day of racing. Thousands of paddlers and spectators from around the state are expected to attend the event, which hasn’t been hosted in Hilo since 2009. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Keaukaha)
Tropical Storm Guillermo continues to strengthen in the Eastern Pacific and maintain its course toward Hawaii. The cyclone is expected to build into a Category 1 hurricane today and maintain hurricane strength for several days before weakening back to a tropical storm on Tuesday.
The family of a 25-year-old Hilo woman who fell into a coma during a dental procedure more than two years ago has settled a malpractice lawsuit with the former oral surgeon who performed the operation.