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Next Foodie Trek event with Mayor Roth this week

These monthly events are intended to encourage a healthy lifestyle while giving folks the chance to chat with the mayor about anything and everything Big Island.

Hawaiʻi County Council approves proposals and priorities for 2023 State Legislature

The Hawai‘i County Council is making sure its voice is heard during the upcoming session of the Hawai‘i State Legislature.

Public unhappy with Hawai’i Police’s operation of Animal Control Services

Animal Control Services Director Regina Serrano said the agencyʻs mission is to protect public safety and deal with animal cruelty not population control.

County Council moves gun control bill forward with amendments

Would you be OK with people carrying a firearm in a school or university? What about a hospital, government building or church? Where is it acceptable to carry guns in public?

Public asked to weigh in on update project for Hawai‘i County zoning, subdivision codes

Zoning and subdivision codes. Sounds boring, right?

UH researchers: Half of Earth’s coral reefs face death by 2035 in worst-case scenario

By 2055, it is projected almost all of the world’s coral reefs, or 99%, will face unsuitable environmental conditions.

Community meeting scheduled to discuss proposed improvements at Waiākea Uka Park in Hilo

The meeting will focus on the draft environmental assessment for implementation of the Waiākea Uka Park Master Plan.

Neighbors of overcrowded jail in residential area of Hilo want it relocated

Originally called the Hilo County Jail, Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center in Hilo started out as an 11-cell jailhouse built in the 1890s.

Big Island’s Hele-On bus system plagued by aging fleet, supply chain issues

The Hele-On Twitter feed since the beginning of August has been riddled with notices of cancellations and delays.

The heat is on: Record high temperature recorded in Hilo this week

A new record high temperature of 89 degrees was recorded Monday at Hilo International Airport, surpassing the previous record of 88 degrees set in 1987 and tied in 1988 and 2020.

Two Coffee With a Cop events scheduled this month in Kona

West Hawai‘i residents will have the chance later this month to meet with community police officers over a hot cup of joe.

Is Mauna Loa getting ready to erupt?

It’s not a matter of if, but when.

Council moves forward with purchase of Keauhou Bay property

The Hawai’i County Council during its regular meeting Wednesday moved ahead with plans to purchase some of the last remaining open space at Keauhou Bay.

Participants sought for UH Shape Up! Keiki study about childhood obesity

A research team at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center is looking to recruit nearly 400 children, ages 0-5 years old, for a study that will create advanced body shape models using 3-D scans.

UH study: Hawaiian corals select algae partnerships to help survive climate change

Teamwork is even more important for coral trying to survive an increasingly warming ocean.

State lawmakers urge better mental health resources for health care workers

As 50 Kaiser Permanente clinicians who serve more than 260,000 patients throughout the islands continue an open-ended strike, 15 Hawai‘i state legislators on Tuesday signed a letter addressing the increasing challenges faced by health care providers specifically relating to mental health.

County Council postpones taking action on proposed gun control measure until Oct. 18

After two hours of discussion about a proposed new gun control policy that would restrict where firearms could be carried on the Big Island, the Hawai‘i County Council decided Tuesday the “sensitive places” listed were too broad and postponed taking action on the bill until Oct. 18 to allow for revisions.

Kaiser therapists take to the picket line in Hilo as open-ended strike continues

Dr. Darah Wallsten, a psychologist at the Kaiser Permanente clinic in Hilo, said research shows an intersection between mental and physical health. If left untreated, according to Dr. Rachel Kaya, a psychologist at the Kaier Maui Lani clinic, mental health issues can also wreak havoc in other areas.

What’s the Forecast for Hawai‘i’s Economic Recovery with Looming U.S. Recession?

You might have heard that when the United States economy goes one direction, about six months later Hawai‘i’s economy follows suit.

Roadmap For Homelessness And Housing Falls Short of Council’s Expectations

Hawai’i County Council members expected a roadmap for how to end homelessness on the Big Island, but were mostly disappointed with what was presented.
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