The state Office of Elections was “absurdly out of touch” with the situation in Puna after Tropical Storm Iselle, state Sen. Russell Ruderman said Tuesday afternoon.
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The June 27 lava flow remains weak while inflation, a sign of intruding magma, continues at Kilauea.
A high surf advisory has been posted for south-facing Big Island shores through 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department are searching for a 65-year-old man reported missing Wednesday near Pohoiki Bay.
Fall enrollment at University of Hawaii at Hilo has declined for the second year in a row, despite hopes by administrators that they could maintain last year’s student levels.
A 24-year-old Hilo man will be sent back to Florida to face charges he skipped out on probation for armed robbery and grand theft.
Over the past several days, Deb Wickham has been the unofficial pinniped matriarch in West Hawaii. As the operations manager for Ke Kai Ola, she has been busily overseeing the vital rehabilitative care of two young, malnourished female Hawaiian monk seals.
Disability advocates are suing the state Department of Human Services in an attempt to force the agency to provide early treatment in autism cases.
Hawaii County plans to reinforce its restrictions on accessing Kaohe Homesteads after a tour company was found to be using the neighborhood to reach the June 27 lava flow.
Hawaii Island police have located 29-year-old Hilo resident Bryce D. Feary, who was wanted on warrants.
Big Island police arrested 21 drivers for allegedly driving under the influence of an intoxicant between Sept. 22 and Sunday. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were younger than age 21, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
A Kona woman was charged with several narcotics offenses after she was found in a stolen vehicle in North Kona on Wednesday.
A group of Samoan and New Zealander cyclists visiting Hawaii Island last week on an awareness-raising mission lost their passports, money and personal belongings Thursday when someone broke into a van belonging to Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, or PATH.
Hilton Lewis didn’t plan to stay in Hawaii for very long.
Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille thinks she may have found the way to eliminate fraudulent use of the homeowner property tax exemption.