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Friday, July 20, 2018
VIDEO: Car Chase, Running Gunbattle in South Kona as Police Hunt Alleged Cop Killer
By Video @ 4:42 PM :: 218 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

Police sources say the two arrested are both friends of the suspect, Justin Waiki, who was nowhere to be found....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Video: Screams as Tour Boat Hit by Lava Bomb
By Video @ 2:55 AM :: 245 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism

...At least 22 people on a Lava Ocean Tours vessel were injured this morning after an explosion sent lava through the roof of the boat’s passenger cabin....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 694 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Big Island police have subpoenaed all of the school’s computers, financial records and student records....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 621 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The letter, written by ACLU of Hawai’i Legal Director, Mateo Caballero, vows swift legal action if the “severe burden on the right to vote” imposed by the Office of Elections’ current voting plans for areas of Hawai‘i Island affected by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano are not fixed....

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Election Officials Mail Absentee Ballots to Voters Affected by Lava
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 1021 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The Hawaii County Elections Division will begin mailing absentee ballots on June 25, 2018 to voters originally assigned to Pahoa Community Center, 04-03, and Pahoa High/Intermediate School, 04-04....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
SNOPES: Did Fracking Cause Volcanic Activity on Hawaii’s Big Island?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 1353 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Fracking does not take place on Hawaii’s Big Island, but that is far from the only problem with this absurd conspiracy theory….

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Would Pele Play Favorites?
By Video @ 2:07 AM :: 573 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

...All Who Have Been Promised Land From The State Should Get It & Now....

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
PUC: Geothermal Shutdown Means Higher Rates, Dirtier Air
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 968 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... PUC Plan: More solar and energy efficiency programs ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Trump Approves Federal Individual Assistance for Volcano Victims
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 917 Views :: Hawaii County

...Hawai’i County Residents May Register for Assistance, Disaster Recovery Center to Open....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Just home from Iraq, air traffic controllers answer call for Volcano Relief
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 AM :: 750 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...When the Kilauea volcano erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island, members of the 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, were just getting home from a seven-month deployment that sent them to Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province, Iraq.... 

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Nanawale on Alert After Small Breakout Near Lava Tree
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 732 Views :: Hawaii County

...Mid-morning, lava started to slowly spill over the channel levees in the vicinity of Pohoiki road but most of the lava did not extend far enough to reach ground not already covered by lava. By early afternoon, lava was again confined to the flow channel....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
Nago Closes Puna Polling Places—Absentee-Only for Lava Zone
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 685 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center (District Precinct 04-03) and Pahoa High & Intermediate School (District Precinct 04-04) are at risk of not being able to vote....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Ige Releases $12M for Volcano Response
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 633 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Labor

...costs for overtime, equipment and materials are mounting....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
A Housing “Boom” and a Volcanic “Bang”
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:57 PM :: 885 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...how the state government’s housing policies have gone up in flames....

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
VIDEO: 500 More Homes Destroyed--Kapoho Bay Fills with Lava
By Video @ 2:50 AM :: 1160 Views :: Hawaii County

...Big Isle mayor’s home destroyed by lava, county confirms....

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Ige Volcano Proclamation: 'Make State Lands Available for Housing'
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 1789 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Law Enforcement

...“I, David Y Ige … hereby authorize and invoke … Section 171-85, et. seq., Hawaii Revised Statutes, disposition to victims of natural disaster….”

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Sunday, June 03, 2018
After Decades of Hysteria--Lava Covers Geothermal Well-AND NOTHING HAPPENS!
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 1018 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Lava Covers Four Corners, Hundreds of Homes Cut off
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 3600 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are isolated due to lava inundation of Beach Road at Four Corners....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Volcano
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 594 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

...DoTAX today issued a Tax Announcement describing various forms of relief that are available to taxpayers who are affected by the disaster....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Mayor Kim Suspends Several Hawaii County Building, Land Use Laws
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 983 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...in order to facilitate the establishment of temporary emergency shelters on specific sites approved by the County, and independently supported by private organizations....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Hawaii County Seeks Applicants for Charter Commission
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 844 Views :: Hawaii County

...seeking applicants to fill eleven vacancies with the Charter Commission....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Telescope: Congress offers funding, Pushes Mauna Kea-Chile Cooperation
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 1113 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

... Rival giant telescopes join forces to seek U.S. funding  ....

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Lava disaster could worsen Hawaii pension crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:27 PM :: 1050 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Labor

...ERS director warns emergency overtime costs add to state's unfunded liabilities....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
​Lava crosses Highway 137 and enters ocean in lower Puna
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 7832 Views :: Hawaii County

... Two lava flows enter the ocean at MacKenzie State Park off Highway 137; Coast Guard enforcing ‘safety zone’ ....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
State encouraged building in risky lava zone
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:22 PM :: 1911 Views :: Hawaii County

...ongoing disaster could have been avoided....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3
By Andrew Walden @ 9:57 PM :: 49835 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii History, Land Use

...After the 1960 Tsunami, homeowners in the destroyed Shinmachi area of Hilo bayfront were given fee-simple lots on newly subdivided state land in Waiakea Uka.  Shinmachi is now the site of the Hilo Bayfront Park....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Trump Approves Volcano Disaster Proclamation
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 673 Views :: Hawaii County

...Today’s Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hawai‘i Island follows the Presidential Disaster Declaration for flood-damaged Kaua‘i and the City and County of Honolulu, which was granted on May 8....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
How State Government fanned flames of volcano disaster
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:45 PM :: 6309 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the state originally encouraged the building of homes in this dangerous area by offering lava insurance where no private company would....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Ige Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Kilauea Eruption
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 709 Views :: Hawaii County

...The governor is asking that the declaration authorize the Public Assistance Grant Program for Hawai‘i County, as well as the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program statewide....

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Ookala: DoH Warns on Dairy-Related Water Pollution
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 942 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture

...Big Island Dairy has reported untreated wastewater from the dairy’s wastewater treatment system spilled from a damaged sewage pipe in the evening on May 6....

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Friday, May 04, 2018
Hawaii County Audit Finds Bundles of Cash in Breakroom
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 2910 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

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Friday, May 04, 2018
VIDEO: Evacuation Ordered As Lava Erupts in Leilani Estates
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 1400 Views :: Hawaii County

...fissure vents have opened in Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower Puna district....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Our Connection to the Stars
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:35 AM :: 1230 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...Hawaii will be set back for years with the loss of the Thirty Meter Telescope....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Hawaii County seeks applicants for Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1044 Views :: Hawaii County

...The following vacancies need to be filled....

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Pohakuloa: Court Orders Review of State Lease
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 1396 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

...The judge’s order asks for a plan to be submitted to the court by Dec. 28, 2018 which requires a written stewardship plan, regular monitoring and inspections, inspection reports with recommendations, procedures for addressing violations and debris removal plans....

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Community-based report on Maunakea released
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 1876 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...EnVision Maunakea, a report reflecting the beliefs, views and opinions of about 100 Hawaiʻi Island residents about the future of Maunakea, is now available to the public....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Bridge Aina Lea: Jury Rejects LUC Taking After 15 Mins Deliberation
By Robert Thomas @ 7:26 PM :: 1897 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...We're guessing both the State and the property owner will likely be taking this case up the chain to the Ninth Circuit.... 

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hawaii County Homeless Tent City Shut Down due to Fire Risk
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 1659 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

...but Harry Kim wants Ige to give an emergency proclamation and $25K to open another one....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Crabbe Stabs Telescope Protesters in Back--Supports SB3090
By Video @ 10:28 PM :: 1624 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...OHA Testifies in support of SB3090....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
SB648 Amended to Increase Sister Islands TAT Share
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 2309 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... The TAT amount for the City & County of Honolulu is unchanged ....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Will DLNR Use Sea Level Rise as Excuse to Wipe out Banyan Drive Properties?
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1762 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Land Use, Tourism

...The purpose of the RFI is to gauge whether there is interest among prospective developers in obtaining a long-term lease of the Site (but check out the terms)....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
UH Reveals Clinton visit to Maunakea Telescopes
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 AM :: 2100 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton traveled to the summit of Maunakea in early January 2018....

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Community Meetings Set to Discuss 12.5% Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 3047 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

...nine meetings set for Feb 12-19th, 2018....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Why Freddy Rice Went to Court
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:26 AM :: 3790 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA

...Hawaii Island rancher Freddy Rice passed away on Jan. 5, 2018....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
After Years, State finally goes public on Rat Lungworm
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 2171 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Tourism

...Tourists are attracted to places with well-known Rat Lungworm infestations.  it is a selling point.  Really....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Ethics Fine: Guard Must Return Cash after $10K Inmate Payoff
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 2215 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...In or around November 2009, Respondent Kanazawa-Yee and two other ACOs, ACO A and ACO B, planned to obtain money from Inmate....

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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Hawaii County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 1870 Views :: Hawaii County

...The County wants to fill nine vacancies on the Cost of Government Commission, representing each of the nine Council Districts....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
OHA Will Get Millions from Mauna Kea Lawsuit Settlement
By Video @ 4:01 PM :: 2596 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...find out what the lawsuit settlement terms will be....

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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Petition: Protect Short Term Rentals on Hawaii Island
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 2117 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

Vacation house rules in works: Regulating ‘unhosted’ rentals seen as way to preserve housing for residents....

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Friday, October 06, 2017
Free Rein for Choppers Drives Park Enthusiasts to Court
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 AM :: 1828 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...Wednesday’s lawsuit says there were 14,645 commercial air tours conducted over the Hawaii Volcanoes alone....

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