National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers recently tested two different drones in the waters off the Kohala Coast, with the hopes of someday being able to use the combined technologies to locate vessels and marine life in distress, conduct wildlife surveys and access hard-to-reach areas.
While a lava breakout along the north margin of the June 27 lava flow has not advanced this week, activity persists upslope, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Thursday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Senate has approved Gov. David Ige’s appointees to lead the state’s finance and tax departments.
HONOLULU (AP) — The nominating committee for state water commission members is accepting applications for one open position.
HONOLULU — A bill in the state Legislature would make it easier for voters to understand who is supporting and funding political action committees.
LIHUE, Kauai — Hawaii lawmakers again are urging the federal government to exempt the islands, along with Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam, from a provision in a maritime law that is designed to protect the U.S. shipping industry but that some blame for steep shipping costs in markets outside the mainland.
Big Island Chapter 731 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will dedicate a monument during a public ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.
PAHOA — The manager of a Big Island store says someone swiped a donation jar used to raise money for an 8-year-old girl awaiting a heart transplant.
The Hawaii Board of Agriculture on Tuesday voted to place coffee grown on all areas of Oahu under the same quarantine restrictions as previously enacted for the Waialua area and Hawaii Island in an effort to prevent the spread of the coffee berry borer.
HONOLULU — The state Senate has confirmed Randall Iwase’s appointment to lead the Public Utilities Commission.