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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Hawai‘i’s 2 Endemic Butterfly Species, Including Iconic Kamehameha, on Decline

By all accounts, the monarch butterfly is doing well throughout the Hawaiian Islands. But that doesn’t mean all butterfly species that call the state home, including the Big Island and Kaua’i, are flourishing.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Exclusive Interview: Hawaiʻi County Mayor Mitch Roth Discusses Critical Issues Facing Hawaiʻi County Today

Hawaiʻi County Mayor Mitch Roth sits down with Pacific Media Group COO and Big Island Now Director, Jack Dugan to address some of the greatest challenges facing the county today.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Daring River Rescue of Two Children Captured on Video

A report of two minors caught in the wake of Wailuku was made at 5:19 p.m. Monday. First responders were on the scene seven minutes later to begin the swift water rescue.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Hilo Man, Woman Hit With Burglary Charges

In light of the COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation, there are enhanced penalties for certain offenses. These offenses include burglary, theft, criminal property damage and robbery.
Saturday, April 04, 2020

DOH Confirms 32 New COVID-19 Cases, Fourth Coronavirus-Related Death

As of Saturday, 19 people had been hospitalized due to the virus, including one new patient overnight. To date, 82 people have been released from isolation, including four in the last 24 hours.  
Saturday, April 04, 2020

Hawai‘i Island Road Closures, April 4 to April 10

All projects are weather permitting.
Friday, April 03, 2020

Police Investigate Suspected Stabbing in Hilo

The victim was transported via ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room, where he later underwent surgery.
Friday, April 03, 2020

Shots Fired in Keaʻau Car Chase That Results in Two Arrests

HPD detectives have arrested and charged a father and son with several offenses stemming from a traffic-related altercation on Wednesday in Keaʻau.
Thursday, April 02, 2020

Scams Expected to Surge With Stimulus Check Distribution

Reports are also swirling about bogus checks. If you receive a “check” in the mail now, it’s a fraud. It will take the Treasury Department a few weeks to distribute the payments.
Thursday, April 02, 2020

Harbor Bathrooms Trashed Statewide

DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation bathrooms are being trashed across the state. 
Thursday, April 02, 2020

DOH Confirms 27 COVID-19 Cases Overnight

Hawai‘i confirmed 27 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, as the statewide total climbed to 285. 
Thursday, April 02, 2020

Officials Talk Travel, Rent, Federal Aid Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Officials confirmed 34 new cases of coronavirus across the state Wednesday, the largest one-day increase in Hawai‘i since the outbreak began.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Police Search for Kaʻū Man Missing Since Friday

Hawaiʻi Island Police are looking for a missing Big Island man. 
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

All Tenants Protected Through End of April, State Says

Tenants need not worry about being removed from their homes for a lack of rent payment until April 30 at the earliest.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Kim Suspends Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Big Island Mayor Harry Kim believes shopping with reusable bags over and again is an unnecessary health risk during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Police Seek Identity of Suspect

Police ask anyone with any information about this case to call the department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Big Island Flood Advisory in Effect Through Afternoon

Localized flooding may occur.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

DOH Confirms 34 New COVID-19 Cases Overnight

Thus far, 15 of the 258 people infected with the coronavirus have been hospitalized, including two over the last 24 hours.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Big Island COVID-19 Cases Climb Above 20

As of Wednesday, no patients on Hawai‘i Island had required coronavirus-related hospitalization.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Hawai‘i Police Get Financial Relief Among COVID-19 Pandemic

Under the terms of the grant program, state and county governments may use JAG funding to support purchases of personal protective equipment, hire additional officers, pay overtime.
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