While a lava breakout along the north margin of the June 27 lava flow has not advanced this week, activity persists upslope, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Thursday morning.
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Property values are averaging about 3 percent higher than last year, giving Hawaii County government enough breathing room to create a no-frills budget without having to resort to increasing property taxes.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers recently tested two different drones in the waters off the Kohala Coast, with the hopes of someday being able to use the combined technologies to locate vessels and marine life in distress, conduct wildlife surveys and access hard-to-reach areas.
Big Island Chapter 731 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will dedicate a monument during a public ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.
Residents of Puuanahulu are hoping to cut their monthly bills by installing a photovoltaic system to power their water supply. The initiative got an initial green light this week with the release of an environmental assessment that found the project would not significantly impact the landscape.
The land leases for Uncle Billy’s Hilo Hotel and the Country Club condominiums will expire next month unless the state Board of Land and Natural Resources approves an extension Friday.
HONOLULU — A bill in the state Legislature would make it easier for voters to understand who is supporting and funding political action committees.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Senate has approved Gov. David Ige’s appointees to lead the state’s finance and tax departments.
LIHUE, Kauai — Hawaii lawmakers again are urging the federal government to exempt the islands, along with Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam, from a provision in a maritime law that is designed to protect the U.S. shipping industry but that some blame for steep shipping costs in markets outside the mainland.
HONOLULU (AP) — The nominating committee for state water commission members is accepting applications for one open position.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The foundation developing Barack Obama’s future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago.
The flu season is winding down across much of the mainland, but it’s still going strong in Hawaii.
Hopes for an international arrivals terminal at Kona International Airport, future bus service to Palamanui and plans for new Department of Motor Vehicles service in Waimea were highlights of a Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday with Mayor Billy Kenoi.
Many months of paperwork and a lot of fundraising are culminating in the planned July opening of a new charter school in Naalehu.