Hawaii County Council Member Dru Kanuha, Central Kona, joined the National Association of Counties’ Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee.
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A Hilo man has been charged with three offenses in connection with an alleged assault last Saturday evening in Hilo.
Tropical Storm Norbert has formed in the Eastern Pacific about 375 miles southeast of the southern tip of Baja California. The system is tracking to the north at 9 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, prompting a tropical storm watch for the southern end of the Baja California peninsula. The storm is expected to strengthen and turn more northwesterly over the next few days, with winds strengthening to 65 mph on Thursday before gradually weakening. Tropical storm force winds extend 60 miles from the center.
Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will host additional community meetings on Tuesday and Thursday to update residents on the lava flow in the Wao Kele O Puna area.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources on Wednesday will begin construction at Keauhou Small Boat Harbor on repairs to the last remaining areas damaged by the March 2011 tsunami that hit Hawaii Island.
A high surf advisory remains in effect for the Big Island’s south-facing shores, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
HONOLULU — Hawaii state Sen. David Ige surprised political observers when he pulled off a historic upset, beating incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary for governor.
Full-time American workers labor the equivalent of nearly an additional day each week, averaging 47 hours instead of the standard 40, according to Gallup poll results released Friday.
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Insurance Division announced today the release of a new comparison guide for all available Affordable Care Act small group plans. The guide is available at: cca.hawaii.gov/ins/.
The State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism will be conducting a Consumer Expenditure Survey that will be mailed to randomly selected Honolulu households this month.
Hawaii Island police are investigating a home invasion burglary that happened early Sunday in Puna.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources, in cooperation with the Kapoho Vacationland community association, is advising the public that access to the state marine life conservation district at Waiopae tidepools in Kapoho will be allowed by foot only through the Vacationland subdivision until removal of storm debris from Hurricane Iselle can be completed.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie released $1 million for capital improvement funds for repairs and updates to Kohala Hospital, officials said Friday.
Hawaii Island police are investigating a significant increase in reported car break-ins over the past three months, particularly in the Waiakea Uka and Kaumana areas of Hilo.
Oahu-based Marines will convoy from Kawaihae to Pohakuloa Training Area between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.