#Big Island Now News

Councilman Urges HPD ‘Pull Back’ on Maunakea Patrols

During the Hawaii County Finance Committee update on Maunakea spending Tuesday, District 5 Councilman Matt Kanealiʻi-Kleinfelder urged HPD Chief Paul Ferreira to pull back patrols on Maunakea.

Hilo Airport Conducts Emergency Response Drill

Officials held an emergency response drill at Hilo International Airport early Friday as part of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

Big Island Beekeepers Host Honey Challenge

The Big Island Beekeepers Association held the formal judging for the 10th annual Hawaiian Honey Challenge on Saturday at the Komohana Agriculture Research Station in Hilo.

Pesticide Ban Advances to Council

The bill prohibits the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides on all Hawai‘i County roads, parks, waterways, drainage ways, trails, sidewalks and bikeways.

Hawai‘i Island Teen Standard Bearer in PGA Event

Hawai‘i Island teen, Hekili Robello, 14, is representing Shriners Hospital for Children Honolulu in the 37th Annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

TMT Protestor Prosecution Passes to AG’s Office; Trial Dates Set

Prosecution has been transferred to the AG’s office and trial dates were set for nine kūpuna who were charged with obstructing a government operation.

State Defends Destruction of Hawai‘i Flag on Pu‘u Huluhulu Structure

A Hawai‘i State flag was destroyed during a state operation to remove an un-permitted structure on DHHL land near Pu‘uhonua O Pu‘u Huluhulu on Sept. 6, 2019.

Mauna Spending Continues to Rise

Hawai‘i County spending continues to rise as the protest of the TMT construction on Mauna Kea stretches into its seventh week.

Big Island Residents Express Concerns Over Road Usage Charge

East Hawai‘i Island residents expressed concerns over a study to implement a state Road Usage Charge during the final meeting held by the Hawaii DeOT in Hilo on May 9, at AJA Veterans Hall.

County Roads in Kalapana to Be Restored

“Now they are inquiring, ‘What about our roads,” stated Mayor Harry Kim. “Now we can because the quiet period is over.”

Finding a Silver Lining: One-Year Kīlauea Update

May 3, 2019, marks the one-year anniversary of the start of Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 Lower East Rift Zone eruption.

PGV to Provide Limited Access for Puna Residents

Puna Geothermal Venture, in partnership with Kapoho Land and Development Company, will provide access for residents with homes and farms within the kipuka.

March Declared Endometriosis Awareness Month

Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige and Hawai‘i Island Mayor Harry Kim declared March 2019 Endometriosis Awareness Month.

A Very Positive Vibe Rocks Hilo

Vibe’s mission includes shifting humans toward a plant-based diet.

UPDATE: Hawai‘i Officials Present Lava Recovery Update

Puna State Rep. Joy San Buenavetura held a lava disaster update Feb. 23, 2019, at the Pāhoa Community Center.

Promenade at the Park, Hilo-Style

A sunny day in Hilo is nothing to waste, and taking the Banyan Drive Art Stroll on Jan. 12, 2019, was a perfect way to enjoy it.

Enjoy Down-to-Earth Dining at Sky Garden Restaurant

The Sky Garden Restaurant adjoins the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i, which is a planetarium and exhibition center; part of the University of Hawai‘i.

Hawai‘i Attorney to Discuss Lloyd’s Lawsuits

The attorney will discuss the bad faith related to those who have received payments, claims not yet paid and objectionable damage assessments/estimates.

Enjoy Poolside Dining at Sheraton’s Holua

The Sheraton has done a nice job of having something on the menu to please just about everyone.

Leilani St. Striping Work to Begin

Leilani Street stripe painting from Kanoelehua Avenue to Railroad Avenue will begin Monday, Oct. 22, between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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