Hawi resident Lisa Denning had a rare close encounter with one of Hawaii’s lesser-known whales — an extreme diver that’s known to plummet to depths seven times deeper than the more familiar humpback whale.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Tourism Authority says a record 8.28 million travelers came to the islands last year, up more than 1 percent from the previous year.
A breakout from the June 27 lava flow continues to remains at a standstill Thursday morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
Aidan Alcos needed only a fraction of the first half to record a hat trick as the Makua Lani Lions defeated the Konawaena Wildcats, 4-1, Wednesday at Old Kona Airport Park.
Konawaena guard Aloha Salem is quickly establishing herself as one of the best 3-point shooters in the state.
HONOLULU — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.
A lucrative side contract held by a county employee will end this year, after Mayor Billy Kenoi’s administration decided the county should buy its own pumping truck and bring the operation in-house.
WASHINGTON — An estimated 3 million to 6 million households that file 2014 income tax returns might incur penalties this tax season for failing to secure health insurance last year under the Affordable Care Act.
HONOLULU — An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric.
A 34-year-old man who fled to Mexico after a sexual assault on an underage girl in Puna more than 6 1/2 years ago was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison.
Hawaii Island residents are expressing concern over a number of proposed rule changes planned for the state’s medical marijuana program.