KAILUA-KONA — A controversial measure to institute across Hawaii a blanket ban on the manufacturing, distribution and use of chlorpyrifos — once the most widely utilized pesticide in the United States — continues to gain traction as it moves through the state House of Representatives.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim and Finance Director Deanna Sako fielded questions and heard statements Tuesday night from West Hawaii residents sharing their voices on a proposal to raise the county’s general excise tax by one-half percent.
KAILUA-KONA — An African proverb contends raising a child “takes a village.” Hawaii County contends in a new bill moving through the state House of Representatives that the same concept must be applied to address the Big Island’s homelessness crisis.
KAILUA-KONA — Picking fruit on some West Hawaii farms is more than just precarious.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island Rep. Richard Creagan and the Hawaii County Council don’t think the Hawaii Department of Health is as serious as it should be about rat lungworm disease.
KAILUA-KONA — Gov. David Ige and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency have assured the public that its newly implemented emergency protocols should guard against a repeat of the false missile alert that sent waves of terror and confusion rippling out across the islands in January.
KAILUA-KONA — Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish through the newly established Veterans Fishing Foundation and maybe you give him a whole lot more, starting with a support network to last a lifetime.