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What the 64% of Big Island voters who have yet to cast ballots for Nov. 8 Election need to know

Have you voted yet? There’s only three days left to turn in your ballot to be counted. The deadline is 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Governor’s Race: Both candidates have served the state as lieutenant governor

The 2022 race for governor features two men who each have served the state as lieutenant governor.

After lockdown lifted at Waikōloa school, man wearing bulletproof vest charged with ammunition offenses

Waikōloa Elementary and Intermediate School was placed on lockdown for nearly an hour on Nov. 3 due to a report made to law enforcement about a potentially armed individual near campus.

Winter weather advisory issued for Big Island summits

A winter weather advisory has been issued from Big Island summits until noon.

County Council and housing office divided on how to use new funding for homeless problem

The county’s housing office says the way to deal with the problem is: housing, housing, housing. The County Council understands housing is a component of the solution but says it’s not the only one.

County Council passes first reading of gun bill with a few amendments

The bill proposes several “sensitive places” where carrying a licensed firearm, concealed or not, would be prohibited on the Big Island.

Big Island resident faces charges for harassment of Hawaiian monk seal by his dog

A 52-year-old man was cited Tuesday by state and federal agencies after his dog was captured on videotape harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park on Oct. 10.

Hawai’i Radiologic Associates in Kona and Hilo abruptly closed — leaving patients in the dark

Clients with appointments and patients waiting for results of ultrasounds, mammograms and other imaging services say they have been left in the dark by the for-profit company, Hawai’i Radiologic Associates.

Rescue at Kua Bay: ʻThat lady was dead and they saved her lifeʻ

Kua Bay lifeguards Ian McVeigh and Ula Pilago rescued an unresponsive elderly woman from the water and performed life

Holiday food drive kicks off at South Kohala resort

Hawaiʻi Island community members are invited to support The Food Basket now through Dec. 22

East Hawai‘i company cited for air permit violations

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Clean Air Branch issued Notices of Violation and Order, or NOVO, against six companies statewide, including one in Kea‘au.

Concealed carry applications spike on Big Island; County Council considering proposed gun measure

“The legal carrying of concealed firearms by citizens in our County is a big change to the culture that we are used to,” Hawaiʻi County Acting Police Chief Kenneth Bugado Jr. said.

5th Pink Out Color Run in Hilo supports breast cancer survivors and thrivers

The event, sponsored by KBIG-FM in partnership with the American Cancer Society, also raises awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.

Kohala Mountain project will protect cloud forest and improve freshwater source

The state-funded, four-year project on Kohala Mountain will manage non-native feral pigs and promote native forest regeneration.

Candidate Q&A: Meet Hawai‘i Island’s Senate candidates

More representation for Hawai‘i County residents is coming to the State Legislature as an additional House seat was created in January due to the rise in the island’s population, according to the 2020 U.S. Census.

Is it aliens? Nope. Mysterious bright light off Big Island’s east coast explained

The lights are from a survey vessel carrying field scientists conducting monitoring work in a study area that includes an ocean dredged material disposal site several miles offshore of the Hilo coast.

County unveils plans to repair Waipiʻo Valley Road and make it safe from rockfalls

Trimming and maintenance of Waipiʻo Valley Road will being in November, followed by a major three-phase repair and mitigation project to begin in Spring 2023.

Volcano Watch: Aftershock forecasts let you know what to expect after a large earthquake

After damaging earthquakes, response and recovery take place under the threat of aftershocks.

Finding roots: Why is a man dressed as a 7-foot tree in Kona?

In Kona, people do double takes when they see a 7-foot towering green creation of spray foam, cardboard, two-by-fours, silicon and fake plants — and realize a real person is inside.

Hawai’i County Council District 2 race features political newcomers Kagiwada and Kusch

District 2 is the only race left to be decided for the Hawai’i County Council.
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