Jasmine Kupihea was crowned winner of the 2014 Ms. Aloha Nui pageant by 2013 winner Amy Mills on Friday evening.
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.
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.
CafePress Inc. said Thursday it entered into an agreement to settle a lawsuit brought against the company by Big Island artist Brad Parker through Tiki Shark Art Inc. Tiki Shark Art Inc. will receive no financial settlement from CafePress.
Finalists for a waste-to-energy incinerator at a pre-bid conference Thursday asked county officials for more time to prepare their proposals, but Mayor Billy Kenoi, on a fast track to get a facility on the ground before he leaves office in late 2016, said three months is long enough.