Pohakuloa Training Area officials are opening the Keamuku Training Area for hunting this weekend, in addition to areas previously announced would be open.
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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.
Honokaa Elementary, Intermediate and High Schools are being evacuated and are closed for the day as a precaution due to a chemical odor, Hawaii Police said just before 11 a.m. today.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $1.52 million for various capital improvement and operating grants to Hawaii-based nonprofit organizations whose missions benefit island communities, including some for one Big Island organization.
The first confirmed sighting of a humpback whale on Monday in waters off of Kauai marks the beginning of whale season in Hawaii. Ocean recreation tour company Holo Holo Charters observed a humpback whale surfacing approximately one mile off the Kekaha Sugar Mill on the west side of Kauai.
A group of individuals are falsely representing themselves as employees, volunteers and members of nonprofits in Hawaii, according Sunday’s Child Foundation.
Hawaii Island police released on Wednesday a sketch of a man who reportedly attempted to rob a 7-11 convenience store in Pahoa in May.
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard hosted foreign defense attachés representing 34 nations in Honolulu today.
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is seeking public comment about power supply improvement plans submitted last month by Hawaii Electric Light Co. and its sister companies.
The Candidate Advisory Council for the University of Hawaii Board of Regents has presented a list of candidates to Gov. Neil Abercrombie to fill the seats for interim appointments, with the duration of appointments subject to confirmation by the state Senate.
Hawaii Island police are searching for a Hilo man wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery in Hilo on Monday.
Big Island police have located 39-year-old Aimee Levesque, who was reported missing and in the company of her 7-year-old daughter.
Hawaii Island police are warning the public about a telephone scam from a caller claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House.