The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the state and county to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130.
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HONOLULU (AP) — Lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii’s Big Island has essentially stalled for now, officials said Monday, but that isn’t putting anyone at ease.
The discovery of an intruder in a neighbor’s house has led to his arrest for the break-in and for commercial promotion of marijuana, police said.
A 53-year-old Puna man died Sunday in waters off Punaluu Black Sand Beach, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
Route 11, between mile markers 58 and 59, in Ka’u district reopened after being closed by Sunday’s flooding, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
Big Island police have charged two Kona men with several offenses after being found in a stolen boat.
The state Department of Human Services Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division has successfully closed a February 2011 class action lawsuit for failure to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits within time frames outlined by federal law.
A Puna man has been charged with burglary under a state law that provides for enhanced sentencing for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency.
The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in July.
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection issued an advisory this week telling Hawaii residents to exercise caution when searching for a loan through an online lender.
Pohakuloa Training Area officials are opening the Keamuku Training Area for hunting this weekend, in addition to areas previously announced would be open.
Hawaii Police are investigating a reported residential robbery Wednesday night in Puna.
Students at Honokaa Elementary and Honokaa High & Intermediate were sent home at around 10:45 a.m. today due to a strong chemical odor that affected about 50 people at the High & Intermediate school. According to hazardous materials investigators, the odor was traced to a nearby resident who was using a mix of chemicals to spray his yard.
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.
Every year from September to December, seabird chicks throughout Hawaii leave their nests and make their first nocturnal flight from their nesting burrow to the sea. Guided by moonlight, the lights from cities, towns and homes can confuse these young birds — and even some adults — and cause them to fall inland rather than continue out to the ocean.