The June 27 lava flow continued its advance toward Pahoa on Friday, traveling nearly 10 to 15 yards per hour, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Friday afternoon.
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The timeframe to resume the Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening project is back in federal hands.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard reflected on her own military experiences Friday, when she stopped in Kailua-Kona to honor local coach and military trainer John Kaiwi for his work with West Hawaii military recruits.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday requested a presidential disaster declaration in response to the June 27 lava flow.
Researchers are launching a new tagging program for ahi in West Hawaii that will help them better understand the patterns of this highly migratory and elusive fish.
Madame Pele is expected to make her debut in Pahoa early today as the June 27 lava flow reaches Apaa Street.
With the June 27 lava flow accelerating toward Pahoa, area health care providers say they are busy preparing for the possibility that highway access to lower Puna will be cut off.
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.
The preliminary hearing for a 26-year-old Naalehu man arrested Tuesday for allegedly growing marijuana with intent to distribute has been delayed until mid-November.
Margaret Masunaga officially became District Judge Masunaga upon her confirmation Thursday by the state Senate in a special session.
HONOLULU — A lawyer representing a group seeking to invalidate Hawaii County’s law restricting the use of genetically engineered crops urged a judge Thursday to make the same decision he recently made invalidating Kauai’s law.
The debate about constitutional Amendment 4, which Hawaii voters began casting ballots on this week, doesn’t focus on whether 4-year-olds should be in preschool.
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.
Mauka from the Kekaha Kai State Park entrance on Queen Kaahumanu Highway is land the Hawaii Racing Association believes is best suited for a motorsport park.
Hawaii Island Sears and Kmart stores don’t appear to be on the chopping block, and a company representative said that all stores that are part of the latest round of closures nationwide have already been notified.