Students at Honokaa Elementary and Honokaa High and Intermediate schools were sent home Thursday morning after a strong chemical odor sent 28 people to area medical centers.
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WASHINGTON — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to blunt criticism about agents’ use of force.
NEW YORK — More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.
Obama welcomes, praises Ukraine leader — but turns aside plea for weapons to fight separatists
The June 27 lava flow, which recently sped up, is anticipated to reach Pahoa Village Road in less than two weeks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a new mapping tool, the Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst, for use by researchers and emergency managers to estimate how long it would take for someone to travel on foot out of a tsunami-hazard zone. The geographic information systems software extension, released this week, allows the user to create maps showing travel times out of hazard zones and determine the number of people who may or may not have enough time to evacuate. The maps take into account elevation changes and the different types of land cover a person would encounter along the way.
The police officer who cited a homeless man for soliciting money in June said the man was obstructing traffic, which was the root of the officer’s decision to charge him with aggressive solicitation.
HONOLULU — A new study says Hawaii has the worst-performing highways in the nation.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.
A 51-year-old Honomu man on 10 years probation for stabbing his housemate to death two years ago faces numerous theft- and identity theft-related charges on Oahu, as well as probation violation proceedings in Hilo.
A Hilo grand jury indicted a 24-year-old Mountain View man for an alleged rape in Hilo in late July.
A Family Violence Summit is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees heard project updates, along with grievances, Wednesday evening at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
More than a year after National Park Service officials filed their petition for a water management area designation for the Keauhou aquifer, they finally made their pitch directly to the state commissioners who will decide the request.