Some landscape companies are crying foul over a new county policy requiring them to truck their green waste to the Puuanahulu or Hilo landfills and pay a tipping fee to dispose of it.
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A full suite of bills related to aquarium fishing continues to move ahead at the state Capitol, and several are set to be heard in the House Committee on Judiciary Friday.
Naalehu will lose its only grocery store Friday after Island Market shuts its doors.
Army officials are opening the Keamuku Training Area for bow hunting at Pohakuloa Training Area from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Two years ago, Julian Beymer couldn’t communicate. He couldn’t speak his name, count, recite the alphabet, or say mommy. He has a hearing loss and could have learned American Sign Language. But that’s not what his family wanted.
A felony terroristic threatening charge filed against a Hawaii Police Department sergeant following a domestic dispute at a Kapaau home in late January has been dropped.
A Kailua-Kona man’s criminal record could be cleared of charges stemming from a “Peeping Tom” incident in a Target restroom last November if he stays out of further trouble.
While a lava breakout along the north margin of the June 27 lava flow has not advanced this week, activity persists upslope, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Thursday morning.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers recently tested two different drones in the waters off the Kohala Coast, with the hopes of someday being able to use the combined technologies to locate vessels and marine life in distress, conduct wildlife surveys and access hard-to-reach areas.
Property values are averaging about 3 percent higher than last year, giving Hawaii County government enough breathing room to create a no-frills budget without having to resort to increasing property taxes.
Residents of Puuanahulu are hoping to cut their monthly bills by installing a photovoltaic system to power their water supply. The initiative got an initial green light this week with the release of an environmental assessment that found the project would not significantly impact the landscape.
The land leases for Uncle Billy’s Hilo Hotel and the Country Club condominiums will expire next month unless the state Board of Land and Natural Resources approves an extension Friday.
Big Island Chapter 731 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will dedicate a monument during a public ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.
PAHOA — The manager of a Big Island store says someone swiped a donation jar used to raise money for an 8-year-old girl awaiting a heart transplant.
A high surf advisory has been issued for west-facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.