A total of 260 Hawaii Island residents reported sustaining damage to their homes as a result of Tropical Storm Iselle, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
Ms. Aloha Nui will be named Friday evening.
A politically connected pumping company will be allowed to keep a baseyard it built in a Hilo neighborhood that’s zoned residential, despite constructing a five-bay industrial warehouse after getting a permit for a single-family home.
Hawaii Electric Light Co. continues to restore electric service to customers who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Iselle. However, the company said in a prepared statement Wednesday that it could take another two weeks — in some cases, even longer — to restore power to all affected customers.
Tropical Storm Lowell is now packing 65 mph winds Wednesday as it moves toward the northwest about 785 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.
Tropical Storm Karina strengthened some early Wednesday morning as it makes its way across the Eastern Pacific some 1,240 miles east of the Big Island, National Hrricane Center forecasters in Miami said.
PBS Hawaii’s student news program and statewide digital media learning initiative, Hiki No, has received a three-year, $2.1 million grant from the Stupski Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation.
Forecasters on Wednesday continue to monitor two low pressure systems located far south of the Big Island.
For years growing up, Tracey Matsuyama was made to believe her dad’s missing arm was chewed off by the family dog.
A 22-year-old Volcano man accused of breaking into an ice factory on Banyan Drive in Hilo allegedly confessed to police, according to his court-appointed attorney.
A 38-year-old Pahoa man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges stemming from a vehicle hijacking and chase last month that ended up in a police-involved shooting.