Hilo county Councilman Dennis “Fresh” Onishi was appointed to the National Association of Counties board during the 79th annual conference that was held July 11 to 14 in New Orleans.
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Shower activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 1,400 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California is becoming better organized, National Hurricane Center forecasters in Miami say. A tropical depression could form within the next couple of days.
A surface trough of low pressure located about 1,300 miles east-southeast of the Big Island continues to produce disorganized shower activity as of Wednesday afternoon.
A handful of disciplinary actions were taken during June against Hawaii individuals and entities with state professional and vocational licenses.
Hawaii Island police have charged a 38-year-old Puna man with 13 offenses in connection with an alleged kidnapping that led to a police pursuit and an alleged attempt to run down two officers.
A 44-year-old Honaunau man who allegedly shot his neighbor earlier this month has been indicted by a Big Island grand jury.
A 64-year-old Hilo man has been granted a deferred sentence for illegally receiving food stamps from the state Department of Human Services.
A 32-year-old Pahoa man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to second-degree attempted murder and several other offenses stemming from an incident in Puna more than a year ago.
Heavy brush resulting from recent rains, followed by abnormal dryness, has created the ideal conditions for wildfire, and a Waimea-based nonprofit is urging residents to take precautions before the threat occurs.
Dr. Genshitsu Sen, 91, the 15th Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke Foundation, performs a tea ceremony Tuesday morning at Alae Cemetery to honor the first-generation of Japanese in Hawaii. The tea is offered in respect to their souls, Sen explained. He then asked those in attendance to remember the accomplishments and struggles of the Japanese ancestors because they made it possible to live the lives of today.
A 38-year-old Pahoa man who was shot at by police Monday after he allegedly led them on a chase in a stolen sport-utility vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
It was a crowded house at Tuesday’s forum for House and Senate hopefuls at Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona — crowded with candidates, that is.
The county Department of Water Supply followed its regular policies and procedures in awarding spigot permits for commercial water haulers in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, the county’s legislative auditor told the Water Board in a recent letter.
Retired Hawaiian physician Dr. Charman Akina has donated to The Nature Conservancy 37 acres of South Kona native forest that has never been cleared or grazed.
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif., is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1 and July 12 because the products may potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.