The Hawaii County Fire Department used a helicopter Saturday morning to rescue a surfer from high waves on Hapuna Beach.
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Waimea Middle School Principal Matt Horne feels his students are too important to just leave their futures to chance. Of the 285 students attending his public conversion charter school, nearly 70 percent are considered at risk or in need.
A program that allows neighbors of Puna Geothermal Venture to sell their homes to Hawaii County is on hold, a move that leaves 30 applications in limbo.
Shane Dorian hosted the 20th annual Keiki Classic at Banyans on Saturday. More than 50 young surfers competed in 11 heats to see who has what it takes to ride where the local pro honed his skills in the early years.
Citing uncertainty about oil prices and instability in the ownership of the state’s electric utility, Mayor Billy Kenoi on Friday yanked the plug on a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator.
Two national parks confronted serious damage to historic structures and state officials were assessing damage to Kawaihae Harbor in the wake of persistent waves in the 12 to 18 foot range this week.
The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline continues to drop for West Hawaii motorists, AAA and gasbuddy.com data shows.
HONOLULU — Workers at Kaiser Permanente’s hospital and clinics in Hawaii plan to strike for six days beginning Feb. 2, the union representing them said Friday.
The number of unemployed Big Islanders fell in December, notching a fourth consecutive month Hawaii County has seen its unemployment rate decline.
The new traffic signal at the intersection of the Laaloa Avenue extension and Kuakini Highway, also known as Highway 11, in Kona will begin a 24-hour flashing operation at 10 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 26). The road will open for public use the next day.
Police executed a search warrant Friday afternoon on a Honomu home where the four suspects in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man reside.
HONOLULU — Kaleo Ramos said he was 9 when he contemplated suicide. He had been born a girl, and his birth certificate indicated he was female. But he identified as a male, and life at school was hard.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Friday announced the nominations of Carleton Ching to serve as chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Kekoa Kaluhiwa to the position of First Deputy.
State and county parks officials were assessing damage to recreation areas and cleaning up debris as high surf continued to pound beaches and close roads in West Hawaii on Thursday.
A settlement is in the works between Hawaii County and the state Department of Health, which last year fined the county more than $350,000 for violations at two landfills.