The Hawaii County Council voted 5-4 Wednesday to appeal a federal judge’s ruling striking a law that restricts genetically modified crops on the island.
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The June 27 lava flow advanced about 290 yards between Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon and could reach the Pahoa Village Road-Highway 130 intersection in less than a week, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Wednesday.
A judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to exempt state employees and contractors from county and state laws banning aerial hunting.
Hawaii County Fire Department rescue personnel have recovered what they believe to be the body of a missing 13-year-old boy who went cliff diving on Sunday near Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.
Hawaii Public Radio is nearing its goal of erecting a transmitter and tower at Kulani Cone on the slopes of Mauna Loa to broadcast its second programming stream, KAHU-FM, also known as HPR-2, to East Hawaii.
The Hawaii State Department of Health has installed three temporary particulate monitors to measure and inform residents on the Big Island of the air quality levels from the lava flow from Kilauea volcano. Two monitors are currently located in Pahoa and one in Leilani Estates.
The Hawaii State Judiciary and Department of Accounting and General Services unveiled preliminary design concepts Tuesday of the proposed $90 million Kona Judiciary Complex slated for a 10-acre parcel in Keahuolu, North Kona.
Big Island police are investigating a robbery of a convenience store on Kekela Street in Hilo.
Army officials are opening several sites at Pohakuloa Training Area for bird hunting from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. this weekend.
Hawaii Island police officers and Hawaii County Fire Department personnel responded to Waiakea Intermediate School at 1:08 p.m. today for a reported hazardous odor that resulted in at least one person complaining of dizziness.
A 12-foot tiger shark spotted Wednesday has caused the closure of Laaloa Beach Park, also known as Magic Sands.
An 18-year-old Kailua-Kona man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a “Peeping Tom” incident in a Target restroom last month.
Hawaii Island police are continuing to investigate a burglary that occurred in October at the Island Princess Macadamia Nut facility located at 16-261 Shipman Road in Keaau.
Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that closed down one lane of a busy Puna highway during the afternoon rush hour Tuesday.
Public viewing of the June 27 lava flow will begin Wednesday morning at the Pahoa transfer station, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Tuesday.