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Feds to end subsidy for service to Waimea airport

| | Nov 19 2017 - 10:09am | Comments

KAILUA-KONA — The U.S. Department of Transportation in January will end a subsidy for air service at the Waimea-Kohala Airport following unsuccessful efforts to negotiate sharing the subsidy’s cost.

  1. | Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Angel Pilago spoke Saturday of the silent soldiers encircling his place at the podium— both those listening intently from chairs under the canopy in front of him and those laid to rest beneath the army of fluttering American flags planted in the hallowed grounds of West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery behind him.

  2. | Posted: Nov 17 2017 - 12:58pm

    HILO — Hawaii County’s Mass Transit Agency is getting close to occupying its new bus baseyard, about a year after it was initially expected to be complete.

  3. | Posted: Nov 15 2017 - 10:38pm

    HILO — University of Hawaii researchers need the help of Big Island residents to gather information about the natural cycles of breadfruit trees.

  4. | Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 9:50pm

    KEALAKEKUA — Thirty-six attorneys were recognized during the Kona Self-Help Recognition Awards on Nov. 7 for voluntarily providing free legal information to 600-plus Hawaii Island residents who sought help at the recently expanded Kona Courthouse Self-Help Center in 2017.

  5. | Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 6:32pm

    Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Don Zero estimated the West Hawaii veteran population at between 150-170 veterans. In actuality, Zero estimated the VFW membership in West Hawaii at between 150-170 veterans. The population of veterans in West Hawaii numbers in the thousands. It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to promptly correct any incorrect or misleading information as soon as it is brought to the attention of the paper.

  6. | Posted: Nov 11 2017 - 8:48pm

    KEALAKEKUA — The ongoing legal dispute between Big Island Dog Rescue and Hawaii Island Humane Society showed little signs of resolution last week as both parties were unwilling to compromise on any of the motions brought before a 3rd Circuit Court judge.

  7. | Posted: Nov 11 2017 - 12:05am

    HOLUALOA — For decades, the Scout Oath has obligated boys in scouting to the 12 points of the Scout Law.

  8. | Posted: Nov 11 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — The U.S. Army Garrison, Pohakuloa, is seeking public comments on its plan to manage cultural resources on its 132,000-acre training site tucked in the saddle between Maunakea and Mauna Loa.

  9. | Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 9:38pm

    HILO — The Hawaii Supreme Court was in session Thursday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center, witnessed by students from UH-Hilo and several local high schools.

  10. | Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 11:02am

    The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.

  11. | Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 8:57am

    KAILUA-KONA — Three years ago, a principal at a local elementary school asked the 15 or so girls in her fifth-grade class why none of them had signed up for the “Girls Exploring Math and Sciences” event being held in Kona.

  12. | Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 8:56am

    KAILUA-KONA — An internationally recognized panel of judges had the daunting task of selecting the best Kona coffee had to offer from 76 entries Wednesday and Thursday at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition at Daylight Mind Coffee Company on Alii Drive.

  13. Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 8:55am

    HILO — Akaka Falls State Park is again fully open after $297,400 of damage was done to trails in February during invasive albizia tree trimming.

  14. | Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — A woman involved in a fatal crash that killed two people in 2015 was sentenced to up to five years in prison Wednesday, but family members of one of the victims said they were frustrated by a plea agreement that reduced the charges in the case.

  15. | Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — Despite Navy assurances that the military is using the latest science to protect marine mammals during bombing and sonar training exercises, most of the approximately 75 people attending a public meeting Thursday evening remained skeptical.