Over the past five years, the invasive coffee berry borer caused damage to Hawaii Island coffee farms, which has led to financial losses for farmers and those who sell it, declines in production, as well damage to the quality of beans.
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Union-negotiated pay hikes and federal and state mandates contributed to a workaday county budget expected to rise 4.3 percent to $434.7 million next year.
A 485-acre tract of North Kohala land on the road to Pololu Valley is set to be sold.
An East Hawaii man and a woman are facing burglary charges after police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a Pahoa home on Wednesday.
A man has been charged with burglary, theft and drug offenses in connection with items reported stolen from homes in Hilo.
Big Island police are asking the public’s help locating three wanted men, including a 20-year-old Puna man sought for escape.
A nearly two-month downward trend in West Hawaii’s gasoline prices appears to have come to an end this week, an analysis of AAA and GasBuddy.com data shows.
A lava breakout along the north margin of the June 27 appears to be inactive, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Friday.
A 57-year-old Pahoa man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing a donation jar for an 8-year-old girl in need of a heart transplant.
Army officials are opening the Keamuku Training Area for bow hunting at Pohakuloa Training Area from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s chief scientist will step aside next month to focus on research.
Police want to question a man whose image was captured on a surveillance video at the scene of a suspicious Kona church fire.
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.
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.