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Election workers needed

There’s a “desperate” need for election workers, as Hawaii County finds itself short 67 volunteers for precincts in Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona and Ka‘u.

Game bird season opens

The 2014-15 game bird season opens Saturday, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. The fall game bird hunting season runs through Jan. 19, with legal hunting on Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays.

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Key facts about storm heading toward Hawaii

HONOLULU — Residents on Hawaii’s southernmost island already dealt with one tropical storm this year and are coping with the threat of slowly encroaching lava. Now, meteorologists say a potential hurricane is heading toward them and the rest of the island chain.

Council prepares for road bond

After hearing assurances that borrowing an additional $20 million won’t break the bank, the Hawaii County Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution paving the way for emergency roadwork on alternative routes to Puna in the event lava crosses Highway 130.