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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa to Host Free ‘Manta Talks’ Event

A Kona resort is partnering with a research organization to help protect a gentle ocean giant and is hosting an upcoming event for guests and anyone who wants to learn more.
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Hope Services Provides Emergency Shelter to 20 Homeless People Following Sweep at Old Kona Airport Park

Hope Services was able to assist 20 homeless Hawaiʻi residents last week after they were displaced following a county sweep earlier this month.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Roundabout to Be Built in Waikōloa

In an effort to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion during the morning and afternoon, the county Department of Public Works will move ahead with constructing a two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Waikōloa Road, Paniolo Drive and Pua Melia Street in Waikōloa.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Online Informational Session Planned for Anyone Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent

May is National Foster Care Month and Child and Family Service, a family-centered Hawai‘i nonprofit, is seeking loving and reliable adults who want to be foster parents.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Police Investigating Following Discovery of Body in Kona

Big Island police are investigating after a body was found near an intersection in West Hawai‘i.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

‘Bake Squad’ Star Headlines 2022 Big Island Chocolate Festival Gala

The star of a Netflix TV series is headlining the 2022 Big Island Chocolate Festival Gala with a special treat that’s all about the textures.
Sunday, May 08, 2022

Kona Crime Prevention Committee Honors 3 Officers

Three West Hawai’i police officers were recently honored by a crime prevention organization.
Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Hele-On to Operate State’s First Hydrogen Bus

Hawaiʻi County now has another tool to continue transitioning public transit to zero emissions by 2035.
Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Public Libraries to Participate in Free Comic Book Day

Put on your cape, shine your green lantern, don your superhero or anime cosplay or just go in your everyday clothes. Whatever you do, don’t miss your chance to pick up a free comic book this weekend at your local library.
Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Rainy Weather to Continue Through Midweek

Rainy weather continues on the Big Island, apparent by heavy downpours, thunderstorms and the issuing of flood advisories the afternoon of Monday, May 2. But according to a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, the wet weather hasn’t been anything out of the ordinary.
Monday, May 02, 2022

Flood Advisory Extended For Portions of East Hawaiʻi

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a flood advisory for parts of East Hawaiʻi until 8 p.m. today, May 2.
Monday, May 02, 2022

Palani Road in Kona Again Open Between Ulua‘oa Street and Tomi Tomi Drive

Big Island police are advising motorists that a West Hawai‘i roadway is closed because of a traffic incident.
Monday, May 02, 2022

$3.2M Released For Improvements at Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area

A Big Island beach park will get some needed improvements thanks to the release of capital improvement project funds by Gov. David Ige.
Sunday, May 01, 2022

Register Now For La‘i‘ōpua 2020 Summer Enrichment Program

A summer program focused on English language literacy, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) and Hawaiian language and culture is now accepting registrations for its 2022 installment.
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Police Seek Missing Kona Man

Big Island police are asking for help with locating a man who was reported missing more than two months ago and is in need of medication.
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Kona Couple Charged With Numerous Drug Offenses

A Big Island couple face several drug charges following the execution of a search warrant on a vehicle Thursday, April 28.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Kona Woman Arrested, Charged After Police Recover Drugs With Estimated Street Value of $300K

A Big Island woman is facing a litany of drug and firearms charges following her arrest at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport.
Monday, April 25, 2022

Kailua-Kona Post Office to Host Two-Day Job Fair

The U.S. Postal Service is seeking nearly 30 new employees for four Big Island post offices and is providing an opportunity for those interested to apply.
Monday, April 25, 2022

Police Seek Information About Kona Traffic Incident

Big Island police are piecing together what happened during a traffic incident last weekend in Kona and are asking for the public’s assistance.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Sewer Repairs Necessitate Traffic Change on Part of Ali‘i Drive in Kona

Motorists and businesses in Kailua-Kona are being notified that sewer repair work will cause temporary traffic changes for portions of Ali‘i Drive.
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