HILO — Council members stood firm Tuesday that they’re not ready to raise taxes to plug a $7 million hole in the budget that county officials attribute to an ongoing volcanic emergency in Puna.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County currently has no program to assist law enforcement when dealing with those who suffer from a mental illness. However, efforts continue on state and local levels to give officers the resources they need when encountering these individuals.
KAILUA-KONA — Department of Water Supply officials maintained a tank-half-full perspective Tuesday at their monthly meeting with the Hawaii County Water Board.
KAILUA-KONA — As the number of evacuated residents in Puna mounts due to the increased activity of Kilauea Volcano, so does the need for helping hands and open doors.
KAILUA-KONA — Kailua Village businesses face a second week without their Wednesday cruise ship boon after Norwegian Cruise Line announced Monday it would forego for another week Hawaii Island ports.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continues to monitor highly active vents and lava flows. Fissure 20 is feeding one flow entering the ocean, while other fissures are supplying additional flows. Sulfur dioxide emissions remain high, causing elevated levels in areas downwind of the vents.
KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an explosive eruption at Kilauea summit occurred at about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday.