Heavy brush resulting from recent rains, followed by abnormal dryness, has created the ideal conditions for wildfire, and a Waimea-based nonprofit is urging residents to take precautions before the threat occurs.
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Dr. Genshitsu Sen, 91, the 15th Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke Foundation, performs a tea ceremony Tuesday morning at Alae Cemetery to honor the first-generation of Japanese in Hawaii. The tea is offered in respect to their souls, Sen explained. He then asked those in attendance to remember the accomplishments and struggles of the Japanese ancestors because they made it possible to live the lives of today.
A 38-year-old Pahoa man who was shot at by police Monday after he allegedly led them on a chase in a stolen sport-utility vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
It was a crowded house at Tuesday’s forum for House and Senate hopefuls at Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona — crowded with candidates, that is.
The county Department of Water Supply followed its regular policies and procedures in awarding spigot permits for commercial water haulers in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, the county’s legislative auditor told the Water Board in a recent letter.
Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased near an area of low pressure about 1,200 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, National Hurricane Center forecasters in Miami say. A tropical depression could form within the next three days.
Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters are keeping an eye on a tropical wave that is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms some 1,700 miles east-southeast of the Big Island.
Hawaii Island police have arrested 38-year-old Riley Asuncion of Pahoa on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder for attempting to run down two officers on Monday.
A 32-year-old Puna man has been arrested on a Grand Jury indictment for attempted murder and other offenses, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
Retired Hawaiian physician Dr. Charman Akina has donated to The Nature Conservancy 37 acres of South Kona native forest that has never been cleared or grazed.
A 44-year-old Honaunau man who allegedly shot his neighbor earlier this month has been indicted by a Big Island grand jury.
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif., is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1 and July 12 because the products may potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The Kealakehe Recycling and Transfer Station in Kailua-Kona will now offer assisted mechanical loading of mulch, according to the County of Hawaii.
The Hawaii Coffee Association celebrated its 19th annual Conference and sixth annual Statewide Cupping Competition Friday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay.
The Big Island’s unemployment rate increased while the statewide unemployment rate held steady in June 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.