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Hilo homeless shelter to open this summer

The Hilo shelter is scheduled to open late-August, next to The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps, at 219 Ponahawai St., for 12 overnight hours a day on a first-come, first-served basis.

21-year-old killed in North Kona crash; negligent homicide investigation launched

While crossing over the centerline, the Subaru collided head-on with a northbound silver 2000 Acura Integra sedan, driven by a 21-year-old man, later identified as Alvin Godfrey Castro III. Castro was transported to the North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:25 a.m.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 27-July 3: Pride Festival, ‘Chicago,’ ‘You Had Me at Hilo,’ comedy legend Tommy Davidson and more

You might think there won’t be much going on during the week leading up to the big July 4 blowout, which is next Thursday. Are you kidding? You shouldn’t have any issues finding something to do during the next 7 days on the Big Island.

Big Island nonprofits serving Native Hawaiians awarded grants

Projects that received funding were designed to strengthen Hawaiian cultural identity, support instruction in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, encourage ʻāina stewardship, prepare students for career readiness and help reintegrate those emerging from the justice system.

Business Monday: Local designers show off new looks during first-ever Kona Swim Week fashion event

Hosted at Spinners Cantina, the fashion show featured nine local designers with models strutting the looks for guests gathered on Ali‘i Drive.

Islandwide backpack drive for keiki in need in full swing

New and unfilled backpacks may be dropped off at any Hawai‘i Island police station.

5 Big Isle police personnel honored for their fight against impaired driving

Those honored were Traffic Services Manager Torey Keltner and officers Jason Miyashiro, Lawrence Kobayashi, John Harvey and Adam Roberg.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 20-26: ‘The Gin Game,’ ‘Fun Home,’ Ladies That Rock, The Summer Slide, Over the Rainbow Drag Brunch and more

Get ready for a week filled with theater, music, comedy and just plain fun on the Big Island.

AARP Hawai‘i, Nā Leo TV to host forum with Big Island mayor candidates

The four leading hopefuls in the 2024 race will have the chance to shaire their views about the future of the Big Island and answer questions from the public.

Coffee talk: 3 upcoming chances to have cup of joe with Kona police officers

There’s no agenda. The popular Coffee With a Cop events are intentionally informal. Topics of conversation can range from sharing personal stories to discussing neighborhood issues.

Hawai‘i County participates in summer food service program

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Upcoming lane closures as Kohala schools improve crosswalks

The Department of Public Works Highway Division has announced it will install three raised crosswalks in front of Kohala Elementary, Middle, and High Schools from June 17 to 21, causing lane closures.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 13-19: Father’s Day Blues Jam, The Mākaha Sons live, O-Bon Fest 2024 and much more

Also don’t miss three cultural events coming up at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, the opening of a new culinary market in Waikōloa and a slew of other events and activities.

Police investigating after body of 21-year-old is found in Volkswagen

The victim has been positively identified as 21-year-old Sachiko Myers of Ocean View.

Hawaiʻi Island police report 21 DUIs in one week

Hawaiʻi Island police provided an overview of the number of DUI arrests, major crashes, and fatal accidents this year, reporting 426 DUI arrests compared with 447 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.7 percent.

KAPA DJ moves on to next elimination round in Favorite Chef contest

Darde Gamayo is still leading the race for votes to become the next “Favorite Chef.”

 Hawaiʻi police lieutenant graduates from FBI National Academy

“Congratulations to Lieutenant Lewis on successfully completing the esteemed FBI National Academy. His hard work and commitment to excellence embody the high standards we strive for in Hawaii Police Department,” said Chief Benjamin Moszkowicz.

Annual report shows drop in homelessness on Hawai‘i Island

Bridging The Gap, a coalition of agencies working to end homelessness on the neighbor islands, presented the results of the 2024 Homeless Point in Time Count last week.

Police seek help with 2022 homicide case after finding decomposed body in Big Island residence

Hawai‘i Island police are seeking the publicʻs help with a 2022 murder case that involves the discovery of a decomposing body following a report of a foul odor coming from a residence.

Police seek missing Ka‘ū woman

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 38-year-old Rachel Paul of Ka‘ū.
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