Kona couple, their business star in new HGTV show

From an early age, Tyler Dickinson has loved working with his hands. At age 13, he helped build custom wooden boats with his friends’ family. Two years later, he started working with his father in the construction industry. Before age 20, he had helped with more than 100 home renovations. He later studied construction management in college.

New buses, mechanics added to fleet

Improvements to the county’s Hele-on bus system that were promised when fares were hiked in mid-2013 are finally taking shape, with new vehicles and more mechanics helping reduce downtime and late buses.

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Suspect in police shooting incident in Puna released

A 33-year-old Mountain View woman has been released from police custody after being arrested for suspicion of attempted murder and theft of a vehicle, in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday in the Puna District.

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New year means Volcano Awareness Month

January is Volcano Awareness Month. That might seem odd, given that Hawaii Island residents — especially those in the District of Puna — have been acutely aware of Kilauea Volcano for at least the past four months, during which an active lava flow crossed a road, burned a farm shed and unoccupied house, inundated a cemetery, damaged orchards and buried sections of private property. Today, the lava flow continues to threaten the community of Pahoa.

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