Santa’s helpers were not at the North Pole Wednesday. Instead, they spent the morning on the slopes of Mauna Kea, using dibble bars to poke holes in the ground next to rows of yellow flags, and planting seedlings of Douglas, noble and grand firs.
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Six Kona Community Hospital employees are among 34 Hawaii Health Systems Corp. workers set to lose their jobs by December.
Mayor Billy Kenoi said he is “very disappointed” by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to deny the state’s request for a major disaster declaration in the wake of Tropical Storm Iselle.
Four Big Island residents denied a contested case hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope’s sublease are taking the issue to court.
An appeal of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s sublease was filed Monday in 3rd Circuit Court.
Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting at Pohakuloa Training Area from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Soldiers are scheduled to convoy between Keaukaha Military Reservation in Hilo and Pohakuloa Training Area 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
The Hawaii Board of Agriculture this week approved an emergency loan program for farmers across the state who are suffering from recent storm damage.
The Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will receive almost $90,000 in federal funding, Sen. Brian Schatz’s office said Thursday.
Hawaii Island police have located 16-year-old Shania Akiona of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing.
Tropical Storm Marie continues to weaken Thursday morning as it churns some 865 miles west of Punta Eugenia, Mexico, National Hurricane Center forecasters say.
South and east swells headed toward the Hawaiian Islands have prompted a high surf advisory for the Big Island’s east- and south-facing shores.
While all but a relative handful of electrical customers have been restored service after Tropical Storm Iselle, about 1,600 Hawaiian Telcom customers remain without landline telephone and/or Internet service.
Hawaii Electric Light Co. is proposing to boost its use of renewable energy sources by 2030, providing for 92 percent of the Big Island’s energy needs, but would also require customers with rooftop solar to pay more than they do now.
Police will investigate a complaint alleging Hawaii County Council District 5 candidate Tiffany Edwards Hunt committed voter fraud by registering to vote from her husband’s surf shop in Pahoa rather than her home in Hawaiian Acres during the 2012 election.