A retired Hawaii County economic development specialist has been appointed to the state Agribusiness Development Corporation board of directors, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Thursday. She will assume the seat representing Hawaii County.
A high surf advisory is in effect for the Big Island’s east-facing shores until 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
A 34-year-old Waikoloa man charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing two women in a parking lot confrontation earlier this month will remain on supervised release, South Kohala District Court Judge Melvin H. Fujino ruled Thursday.
More than 80 members of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard deployed Thursday in Puna to assist police as the June 27 lava flow continues its relentless march in Pahoa.
After consuming a shed and a pile of tires the day before, the June 27 lava flow moved within 100 feet of a home Wednesday and continued to threaten a cluster of residences on Pahoa Village Road.
The June 27 lava flow remains active, however, it has not advanced since 6:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense. It is currently approximately 160 yards or approximately 480 feet from Pahoa Village Road and about a half-mile from Highway 130.
A second man has been arrested in connection with burglaries Monday at two Hilo businesses, according to Hawaii Police Department.
Hawaii Island police have located 30-year-old Alzha Meyers, who was reported missing. She and the 1-year-old child were found unharmed Wednesday night in Hilo.
HONOLULU — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.
WAILUKU — A group backed by biotech companies raised more than $7.9 million to fight a Maui ballot initiative calling for a moratorium on genetically modified organisms.
Lower Puna residents who receive government housing assistance, already stressing over the threat of lava consuming their homes, are facing a new fear. They may have to leave their beloved community.