He was a hotelier, a police commissioner, a County Council member, a state senator, a state representative and, more recently, a member of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. But most of all, Robert “Bob” Herkes was a dogged fighter for the people.
HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed the Puna hiking trail until further notice, due to severe tree fall caused by Hurricane Iselle. These downed trees are blocking access to Haena beach in the South Hilo area.
Family members confirm that former state Rep. Bob Herkes, 83, has died. Updates online later today and in tomorrow’s print edition.
A group of Pahoa residents, working with the American Civil Liberties Union in Hawaii, have filed a complaint with the Hawaii Supreme Court, asking the state’s top judges to allow every resident affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a ballot in the primary.
No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-4.1 earthquake that struck early Friday in deep waters southwest of Lanai, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu says.
Hawaii Fire Department officials are investigating the cause of a Thursday evening fire at a home on Forest Drive in Pahoa.
Tropical Storm Karina gained some strength early Friday, however, the storm is expected to weaken in the coming days, National Hurricane Center forecasters in Miami said.
Lowell was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday and additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Friday morning.
Tropical Storm Marie formed early Friday far offshore of the southwestern coast of Mexico, National Hurricane Center forecasters say.
Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters are keeping tabs on an area of low pressure more than 600 miles east-southeast of the Big Island.
Scientists using Hawaii Island’s Subaru Telescope have detected a star that’s providing evidence to back up theories and simulations about the existence of very massive stars after the universe’s creation.