Big Island Polls

Big Island Now Poll No. 30: Have you seen your concerns addressed after attending a Coffee with a Cop event?

The popular event provides the opportunity for community members and police to have candid conversations and ask questions over a simple cup of joe about topics ranging from sharing personal stories to discussing neighborhood issues.

Big Island Now poll results: Emergency access to communities needs improvement islandwide

In looking at how emergency access can improve in communities, voters in the latest Big Island Now poll had one clear answer: build more roads.

Big Island Now poll no. 29: How can emergency access improve in communities?

Concerns over emergency access out of Big Island communities, particularly Waikōloa, increased after the 2021 Mana Road fire scorched 40,000 acres in South Kohala and forced the evacuation of 6,500 Waikōloa Village residents.

Big Island Now poll no. 28: Did you make the trip to see the latest Kīlauea eruption?

The eruption at Kīlauea’s caldera that started on Sept. 10 stopped Saturday.

Big Island Now poll No. 27 results: More than one solution needed to help extend life of West Hawai‘i landfill

Of the 900 total votes in our most recent poll, which asked people to weigh in on the best way to extend the life of the Big Island’s only remaining landfill, all of the above was the most popular answer, garnering 274 votes, or 30%.

Big Island Now poll No. 27: What’s the best way to extend the life of the Big Island’s only remaining landfill?

The West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill, the only working landfill on the island since the Hilo Landfill on the east side closed permanently 3 years ago, has about 20 to 25 years before it reaches capacity.

Big Island Now poll No. 26 results: No matter what you bring to a Labor Day BBQ, it’s sharing that counts

There was a tie for the top two, with your aunty’s potato-mac salad and other each getting 21 votes, or 20% of the total vote.

Big Island Now poll No. 26: What do you bring to a Labor Day cookout?

Today marks Labor Day — the official end of summer, the end of wearing white and the start of the new school year.

Big Island Now No. 25 poll results: Whether above or below the surf, poll reveals love for all forms of ocean recreation

One person indicated in the comments that fishing was their favorite activity. They wrote: “I have been fishing most of my life. But always in fresh water. A(n) all new experience here, there is much to learn. I’m enjoying it.”

Big Island Now poll No. 25: What are ocean access priorities in Puna following 2018 Kīlauea eruption?

With the release of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s draft assessment report of the lava-impacted areas, work to restore roads, waterlines and park facilities will begin mostly likely 2024.

Poll results: Readers say more than one solution to best prevent wildfires on Big Island

Big Island Now voters weighed in that reducing/controlling invasive species was the No. 2 best thing to do to prevent wildfires on the island. What came in No. 1?

Big Island Now poll No. 24: What is the best way to prevent wildfires on the Big Island?

While officials and organizations are taking steps to help prevent wildfires, what do you think is the best way to stop them on the Big Island?

What did voters think is biggest need for Big Island schools?

Despite a new 4-year contract that raises the average annual pay for teachers by 3.4%, how much teachers in Hawai‘i make remains a concern of Big Island Now readers.

Big Island Now poll No. 23: What is the biggest need for public schools on the Big Island?

Public schools in Hawaiʻi face many challenges. What do you think is the biggest need this upcoming school year? Take Big Island Now’s poll.

Poll results: Should the Thirty Meter Telescope be built on Maunakea?

The observatory, which would feature one of the world’s largest land-based telescopes, has languished for years, facing not only legal challenges but also opponents who maintain it will desecrate Maunakea, which many Native Hawaiians consider sacred.

Big Island Now poll No. 22: Do you think the Thirty Meter Telescope should be built on Maunakea?

The telescope project planned for the Big Island has languished for years as it has faced court challenges and been stalled by opponents who maintain the telescope will desecrate sacred land. Where do you stand on the issue?

What should be done to revitalize Hilo’s historic Banyan Drive? Poll results are mixed

Demolition of the former Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel is just one step to transforming the “Hilo Walk of Fame.” What did Big Island Now readers think should be done to revitalize Banyan Drive?

Big Island Now poll No. 21: What do you think should be included in revitalization plans for Hilo’s iconic Banyan Drive?

For decades, Banyan Drive was known as the “Hilo Walk of Fame” because of the iconic banyan trees planted by celebrities, but now the area on the Big Island’s Waiakea Peninsula has become downtrodden and known more as a walk of shame.

Which animal at Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo was voted the favorite in Big Island Now’s poll?

Jake, the red-tailed boa, finished last in Big Island Now’s latest poll that asked: What is your favorite animal at Hilo’s Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo? But which animal finished first?

Big Island Now Poll No. 20: What is your favorite animal at Hilo’s Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo?

Fur or scales? With the myriad of creatures and critters housed at the Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, visitors are bound to have a favorite among the 225 residents. Let us know which animal is your favorite by taking Big Island Now Poll #20.
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