Students at Honokaa Elementary and Honokaa High and Intermediate schools were sent home Thursday morning after a strong chemical odor sent 28 people to area medical centers.
Hundreds of “Wheelies” flocked Wednesday evening to Hilton Waikoloa Village to watch a lucky few spin the wheel, call a consonant, buy a vowel and solve the puzzle.
The June 27 lava flow, which recently sped up, is anticipated to reach Pahoa Village Road in less than two weeks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The police officer who cited a homeless man for soliciting money in June said the man was obstructing traffic, which was the root of the officer’s decision to charge him with aggressive solicitation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Hawaii County to repair the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant’s ocean outfall pipe. The pipe is leaking treated wastewater close to shore, posing a potential risk to the marine environment and public health, EPA officials said.
A Family Violence Summit is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees heard project updates, along with grievances, Wednesday evening at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
More than a year after National Park Service officials filed their petition for a water management area designation for the Keauhou aquifer, they finally made their pitch directly to the state commissioners who will decide the request.
A Civil Defense overflight Wednesday morning observed that the June 27 lava flow has picked up speed since the beginning of the week.
Mayor Billy Kenoi has nominated former Hilo County Councilman Donald Ikeda to the Windward Planning Commission.
Hawaii County and state election workers are preparing for the possibility that voting could again be disrupted in lower Puna as a lava flow continues to advance toward populated areas.