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Council wants more spay/neuter, less euthanasia

| | Mar 22 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

HILO — County Council members are considering moving oversight of the Hawaii Island Humane Society from the Police Department to the mayor’s office or Finance Department to give the council more say over the nonprofit’s costs and procedures.

  1. | Posted: Mar 18 2017 - 5:46pm

    KAILUA-KONA — A proposed plan allowing insurance to be sold across state lines could, depending on who you ask, increase competition and drive down premiums. Or, others say, it could create a “race to the bottom” and undermine local laws that regulate Hawaii’s market.

  2. | Posted: Mar 18 2017 - 5:46pm

    HILO — A 30-year-old Mountain View man accused of holding his estranged 25-year-old girlfriend and the couple’s three children against their will for five days in a Mountain View shack had an emotional breakdown in his initial appearance Friday in Hilo District Court.

  3. | Posted: Mar 18 2017 - 5:46pm

    HILO — Thursday evening’s community talk at Mokupapapa Discovery Center was more difficult than usual for Alala Project outreach and education specialist Lea Ka‘aha‘aina.

  4. | Posted: Mar 18 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Kamehameha Schools remains in a holding pattern as it awaits approval of permits that will allow the organization to move forward with the removal of the Keauhou Beach Hotel, making way for a project-based educational complex dubbed Kahaluu Makai.

  5. | Posted: Mar 18 2017 - 9:05am

    HILO — Ride-hailing phone app Uber has officially launched on the Big Island.

  6. | Posted: Mar 18 2017 - 9:34am

    KAILUA-KONA — Naomi Camacho, a grandmother of 23 grandchildren, said she’d never take her grandkids to the beach.

  7. | Posted: Mar 18 2017 - 9:20am

    Hawaii Island police are searching for a 23-year-old Pepeekeo/Honomu man wanted for two outstanding bench warrants.

  8. | Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 9:22pm

    HONOLULU — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii.

  9. | Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 8:26am

    HILO — A veterinary assisting program expanding to Hawaii Island later this year could help offset high turnover in the profession and reduce time spent training assistants on the job.

  10. | Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 1:37pm

    KAILUA-KONA — Ruth Gates wants to completely change the conversation.

  11. | Posted: Mar 16 2017 - 9:17pm

    HONOMU — Much of the Akaka Falls State Park trail system remains closed to visitors until further notice.

  12. | Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — At least 6,000 Hawaii students — including more than 1,000 on the Big Island — could be without after-school care if President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 fiscal budget were to take effect as is.

  13. | Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — West Hawaii Today senior reporter Nancy Cook Lauer earned the Big Island Press Club’s Torch of Light award for her work on breaking the story surrounding former-Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi’s use of a county-issued pCard.

  14. | Posted: Mar 22 2017 - 1:12pm

    KAILUA-KONA — Rain and snowfall continue to replenish Lake Waiau, keeping the alpine lake that sits some 13,000 feet above sea-level atop Mauna Kea nearly full or full for more than two years.

  15. Posted: Mar 16 2017 - 5:17pm

    A company says it is owed $545,145 for services it provided Jas W. Glover and a subcontractor during construction of a new container yard at Hilo harbor.