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State Plans to Raise Highway 11 in Ka`u

State Plans to Raise Highway 11 in Ka`u

June 25, 2014

The roadway, which has flooded at least six times in the past 12 years, would be raised 10 feet and fitted with a culvert to allow water to pass underneath.

Get Smoked July 3-4 at the Hilo Bay BBQ

Get Smoked July 3-4 at the Hilo Bay BBQ

June 25, 2014

Ribs, Brisket, Chili… Need we say more? The Hawai`i State BBQ Championship gets cooking next week!

Researchers Studying More of Loihi's Secrets Researchers Studying More of Loihi’s Secrets June 25, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News

Scientists will use a deep submersible vehicle to sample thick mats of iron-eating bacteria found on the lower slopes of the active underwater volcano.

Hospital Officials to Brief Lawmakers on Budget Plan Hospital Officials to Brief Lawmakers on Budget Plan June 24, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The state’s hospital system is facing a $48 million budget shortfall, and Hilo Medical Center’s share of the cuts is $9 million.

Iconic Kona Church Threatened, National Group Says Iconic Kona Church Threatened, National Group Says June 24, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

The National Trust for Historic Properties said the 177-year-old Mokuaikaua Church is suffering the ravages of time and in critical need of repairs.

Homeless Men Charged in Hotel Room Burglary Homeless Men Charged in Hotel Room Burglary June 24, 2014 · 3 Comments · Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

One of the men, who was also charged with stealing a visitor’s car as well as numerous pieces of mail, was being held in lieu of $143,000 bail.

VIDEO: Mayor Kenoi's Speech to Graduates Hits the Web VIDEO: Mayor Kenoi’s Speech to Graduates Hits the Web June 23, 2014 · 4 Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

The video is being shared widely on social media and so far has over 48,000 views on YouTube.

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Focus of Task Force Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Focus of Task Force June 23, 2014 · 2 Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The Legislature created the task force which will present its recommendations on the establishment of Hawaii dispensaries to lawmakers before the 2015 session.

UPDATE: Another Strong Earthquake, Still No Tsunami Threat UPDATE: Another Strong Earthquake, Still No Tsunami Threat June 23, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The second tremor, in the Aleutians, was initially listed with a magnitude of 7.1 and later upgraded to 8.0, and followed one of 7.2 magnitude in New Zealand.

UPDATE: Charges Filed in Puna Marijuana Bust UPDATE: Charges Filed in Puna Marijuana Bust June 20, 2014 · 10 Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News

The two were arrested after police seized more than 800 marijuana plants and nearly seven pounds of dried marijuana at their HPP home.

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