Puna man facing assault, robbery charges

Hawaii Island police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Kurtistown man with multiple offenses after he allegedly assaulted a 67-year-old man and attempted to steal his vehicle.

Statewide survey of Hawaii’s avocado industry underway

The Hawaii Farmers Union United and the Hawaii Avocado Association are conducting a survey of avocados grown commercially in Hawaii, including the types of cultivars (varieties) and growing elevations on each island. The information will be used to develop strategies to bolster Hawaii’s avocado industry.

The Bright Side: Tournament time! Thanks to crystal ball….

Well, we did it. We got our marine event permits from the state, for each individual tourney in the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series. We also received guidance on how to manage the land based side of the events from the Mayor’s office. In addition, they were kind enough to send us the Mayor’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule No. 8 to refer to, which helpfully details protocol and procedures in 14 pages of light reading.

Commissioners at odds over Kealakehe sewer plant

A delay in design plans for the $75 million Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant frustrated members of the county Environmental Management Commission, who grilled the administration Wednesday about why the county can’t simply stop illegal discharges altogether.

Big Island nursing homes still virus free

Clusters of COVID-19 have been found in nursing homes on Oahu, but the Big Island’s long-term care facilities have so far remained free of the disease and are continuing their efforts to keep it out.