Hawaii owners close rental properties as deadline approaches
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — As a short-term rental application deadline nears, some owners are shutting down their Hawaii rental properties, a report said.
Man accused of slitting friend’s throat testifies at trial
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Big Island man on trial for slitting his friend's throat testified it was self-defense, Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Tuesday.
Hawaii County seeks road construction deadline extension
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County has been waiting on approval of a three-month extension request to complete the reconstruction of a Big Island highway inundated by lava, officials...
Hawaii scientists discover lava caused massive algae bloom
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii scientists say lava from the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption has triggered an algae bloom that could be seen from outer space, a newspaper said.
Telescope protesters erect Mauna Kea building without permit
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Demonstrators opposed to a huge telescope planned for the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island have constructed a wooden building in a lava field near their telescope protest...
Hawaii County to pay $15.1M settlement over police crash
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County has agreed to pay a $15.1 million settlement to the family of a Michigan man who was hit and killed by a police patrol car, officials said.
Project leaders consider Hawaii telescope’s future
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's giant telescope construction project has been pushed back due to protests, forcing project leaders to reconsider their options.
Names considered for fissure created by Kilauea eruption
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii naming agency has scheduled a public meeting to narrow down potential names for a new state landmark formed during last year's Kilauea volcanic eruption, officials...
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory begins searching for new site
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaiian Volcano Observatory officials have started a search for a new site.
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday that a federal disaster relief bill signed in June...
Hawaii County officials say telescope protest costs over $3M
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County has spent more than $3 million on overtime and other costs as a result of protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope, officials said.
Southwest reveals plans to offer interisland Hawaii flights
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Southwest Airlines has announced plans to offer interisland flights across Hawaii, officials said.
Southwest announced Thursday it will begin offering flights from Hilo...
Hot lava rock slows progress of Hawaii highway construction
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii construction workers have been slowed down by dense high-temperature rock while reconstructing a Big Island highway inundated by lava in the 2018 Kilauea volcanic...
Students protesting Hawaii telescope can study remotely
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — University of Hawaii students protesting the construction of a $1.4 billion telescope are expected to have class options allowing them to remain on the mountain, a report...
Small earthquake rattles Hawaii’s Big Island, no tsunami
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A magnitude-4.5 earthquake hit off the east coast of Hawaii's Big Island on Monday.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, it was...
Hawaii water utility not yet planning Puna service repairs
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii water utility has no current plans to restore service to two areas damaged by the Kilauea volcano, officials said.
Hawaii road crew handles hot lava rock year after eruption
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii geologists have measured high temperatures in rock ripped up by road crews during reconstruction of a Big Island highway inundated by lava.
Hawaii scientist awarded grant to advance telescope
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A University of Hawaii scientist has received a $1.1 million grant to install an advanced mirror to the university's telescope.
Hawaii County eruption recovery manager faces questions
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — County of Hawaii officials have questioned and criticized an official about strategies for public recovery from damage caused by the Kilauea volcano eruption.
Hawaii women plead not guilty in death of boy last year
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii women have pleaded not guilty to all charges in connection with the death of a young boy last year, a report said.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Multiple sharks in Hawaii have been found without their fins, raising concerns among marine biologists, a report said.
Three sharks were found and photographed Wednesday...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii coffee farmers have filed a lawsuit against major retailers after they said scientific tests confirm coffee frequently sold as being "Kona" is mislabeled, a report...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two tropical storms were gaining force and pushing westward across the Pacific on Monday, at least one of them on a path likely to take it just south of the Hawaiian Islands at...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii man has pleaded guilty to more than two dozen charges resulting from double rape case, a report said.
Oran Charles Kita, 40, was faced with 27 charges including...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Erick has formed in the Pacific far off the western coast of Mexico and is predicted to become a hurricane by Monday as it moves over open waters on a path that...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County officials have announced that reconstruction of a Big Island highway covered in lava is progressing on schedule, a report said.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — An increase in short-term vacation rental applications has been offset by a drop in building permits on Hawaii Island, officials said.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The state-mandated removal of wastewater lagoons at a Hawaii dairy has commenced, officials said.
The state Department of Health announced Big Island Dairy's lower lagoon...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The owners of a Hawaii city lot have been ordered to remove unauthorized structures at a homeless encampment on the property.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island officials plan to employ a group of goats to keep city spaces free of overgrowth.
The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation announced Friday that a...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii residential association is exploring ways to curb tourist access to a subdivision that lost numerous homes to a volcanic eruption, a report said.
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal officials raised the alert level Tuesday for the world's largest active volcano, Hawaii's Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984.
HONOLULU (AP) — A new medical marijuana dispensary plans to begin sales in Kailua-Kona on Sunday.
Hawaiian Ethos is the eighth and final licensed medical cannabis dispensary to receive...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A memorial has been dedicated to Hawaii Island military members who died during the Korean War, a report said.
The Korean War Memorial was dedicated Saturday in a...
Another week of record-breaking heat hits Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — More record high temperatures were set in Hawaii the past week as summer officially began, continuing two months of hot weather in the islands.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A new altar has been built near the summit of Mauna Kea, less than a day after state officials dismantled two other "ahu" in preparation for the construction of one of the most...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Officials on the Big Island are considering a bill to loosen restrictions on plastics used by restaurants and other food vendors.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Kilauea eruption victims who were ruled ineligible have been asked to return federal disaster relief payments, officials said.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Council members are reconsidering a bill that would give police the power to tow vehicles with overly tinted windows, officials said.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii state officials have returned applications for two new geothermal wells so the utility that submitted the applications can make revisions, a report said.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii County Council has approved salary increases and bonuses for firefighters, officials said.
Three county council members switched their votes Tuesday to...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Applications for two new geothermal wells at the site of a power plant that was put out of operation by the Kilauea eruption are under review, officials said.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County has temporarily closed a downtown Hilo park favored by homeless people as part of a "deep sanitization" to clean up litter and feces in the grassy waterfront...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Contractors digging new sewer lines for a Kailua-Kona neighborhood discovered human remains in a lava tube.
Hawaii County Environmental Management Director Bill Kucharski...
Correction: Hawaii-Volcano Money Loss story
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — In a story May 27 about the economic effect of the eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the overall economic loss from a drop in...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii man filed a lawsuit against a hospital over the loss of an heirloom whale tooth necklace.
Attorneys representing Alejandro Tejada filed the lawsuit May 9 against...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The first breeding attempt by a pair of Hawaiian crows in the wild in nearly 20 years appears to have failed, officials said.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Residents of a Hawaii neighborhood have met to discuss what they should name a nearby volcanic fissure.
About 30 people attended the meeting Thursday in the Big Island...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A journalist in Hawaii was banned from covering what a newspaper contends was a public meeting but the U.S. Army said was not open to all, a report said.