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.
Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 30-year-old woman who was reported missing and has a 1-year-old child with her.
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.
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.
Nine-year-old Billy Hanson, whom the FBI reported kidnapped by his father earlier this month, has been located on the island country of Niue in the South Pacific.
A four-month investigation into reports of a “Peeping Tom” in South Kohala has led to the arrest of a teenager.
A 25-year-old man is in police custody in connection with burglaries at two Hilo businesses.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Michael Hass wears a white lab coat as he leans over the liquid nitrogen to grind a brittle a leaf from a mango tree with mortar and pestle into fine white powder. He is attempting to break the leaf cells open in order to extract DNA, part of a larger scale project collecting DNA from various rare and endangered plant species at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
For the first three quarters of 2014, visitor spending and arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands continued to be slightly ahead of record pace in 2012 and 2013. While just shy of targets, the Hawaii Tourism Authority is optimistic that 2014 will be another record-breaking year for Hawaii’s tourism economy.