A draft plan by the state Department of Health is raising a stink among local real estate agents and builders who say proposed rules requiring that septic tank systems replace cesspools could add $10,000 to the price of a new home and make buying and selling existing homes less affordable.
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Contestants are spinning the wheel and solving word puzzles as “Wheel of Fortune” is currently taping episodes on the Big Island at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Celebrating its 32nd season, the episodes taped here will air in November and February. TIM WRIGHT/Special to West Hawaii Today
Kiana Davis isn’t sure if her obsession with cosplay is healthy — but it sure is fun.
The lava flow threatening Pahoa and surrounding areas shifted to a more northerly direction this weekend, and showed signs of having slowed between Friday and Sunday.
The West Hawaii Suicide Prevention Task Force’s Walk Out of Darkness event was held Saturday in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week.
Hundreds packed the Pahoa High and Intermediate School cafeteria for a lava information fair Saturday, an event more services-driven than the regular information updates from county Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
As Kilauea continues to threaten lower Puna, geologists are also keeping their eyes on the volcano’s much larger cousin — Mauna Loa.
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, was held Saturday morning at the Old Kona Airport Park. The event is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.
Hawaii Island police are searching for a 19-year-old Ka‘u man who was reported missing.
Seven months before she swayed gracefully through the steps of “Kawaipunahele” at the Hawaii Kupuna Hula Festival, Kepi Davis could not move her body.
When the Kona Crime Prevention Committee deemed it time to honor West Hawaii Vice Officer Kalae Lee for a major methamphetamine bust in North Kohala, Lee was quick to pass the credit on.
Four West Hawaii prosecutors made the list of six finalists to replace retired District Court Judge Joseph P. Florendo.
PAHOA — It was lunchtime, and the village streets buzzed with its regular daily activity.