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Military units will convoy between Kawaihae Harbor and Pohakuloa Training Area beginning Friday. The units will be traveling from the military training area situated in the saddle between Mauna Loa and Maunakea through July 28. Convoys are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will use the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Mamalahoa Highway, Waikoloa […]

Election Day Registration, also known as “same day registration,” was signed into law as Act 182 on July 11, 2018. A Hawaii resident aged 18 years or older can now register and vote on the same day at either Early Voting Walk-in centers or at his/her precinct on Election Day (Primary and General). This is […]

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the murder of a police officer who was fatally shot while on a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 11, in the area of Kukui Camp Road, Mt. View, Hawaiʻi. On July 17, 2018, approximately 9:47 p.m., Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle bearing Hawaiʻi license plate […]

A lava explosion at the ocean entry in lower Puna injured a dozen people aboard a lava tour boat this morning. Janet Snyder, Mayor Harry Kim’s spokeswoman, said the Hawaii Fire Department reported, three of those injured on the boat operated by Lava Ocean Tours were taken by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center after the […]

Hawaii Island Humane Society employee Whitney Sickels and her father, John, just completed a cross-country trip from Ohio to California. But this was no ordinary road trip. The father and daughter were driving the humane society’s new spay and neuter mobile clinic from Columbus to Long Beach on the West Coast, where it was put […]

Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory reports a gas explosion with energy equal to a 5.3 magnitude earthquake has occurred at Halemaumau Crater at 2:17 AM. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is producing a broad ocean entry along […]

A one-quarter percent surcharge will be added to the general excise tax in Hawaii County starting Jan. 1, following action Friday by the County Council. After teetering on the winning and losing side of a 5-4 vote for months, the bill passed 7-2 just one day before the state-imposed deadline. Voting no were Kona Councilman […]

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