West Hawaii Today’s top stories of the 2010s

  • In this undated photo, fissure 8 is seen during a flyover of Hawaii Island during the 2018 eruption of Kilauea. USGS photo/Special to West Hawaii Today
  • Fissure eight erupts in Leilani Estates on July 19, 2018. Hawaii Tribune-Herald file photo
  • A resident of the homeless encampment at Old Airport Park wanders the area after being served with a notice to vacate in 2017. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A tsunami pours over the seawall at Kailua Pier on March 11, 2011. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Billy Kenoi became the first sitting mayor to be tried on criminal charges in Hawaii history in 2016.
  • An artist's rendering of TMT against a backdrop of other Maunakea telescopes.
  • The first home to fall victim in Pahoa of the June 27th lava flow in 2014. (PHOTO COURTESY OF COUNTY OF HAWAII)
  • The late-Virginia Isbell, from the Saddle Road Task Force, blows a conch shell along with Daniel Akaka Jr. at the 2013 dedication and renaming ceremony of the new Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

As we enter a new decade, here’s to West Hawaii Today’s top stories of the 2010s as voted by the newspaper’s editorial staff: