Hometown Heroes: WHHA keeping community fed while supporting farmers

The Waimea Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Association marked its 20th week Saturday of feeding hundreds in the community via its Umeke Ai o Waimea Nui program. The program provides an umeke ai, or food basket, filled with staple Native Hawaiian foods at a discounted price thanks to partnerships, contributions, donations and most recently a $100,000 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant.

Anchor drop costs yacht owner $100K

The owner of a 197-foot luxury yacht that dropped anchor nearly two years ago in Kailua Bay, damaging hundreds of square feet of coral, will pay $100,000 in a settlement meted with the state.

Five arrested following gathering at Kahaluu

Five people were arrested for violating Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation after Hawaii Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of a more than 20 people gathering at Kahaluu Beach Park.

Kim seeks to limit size of social gatherings

A restriction on gathering sizes in both indoor and outdoor settings could resume on the Big Island following Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim’s submission Thursday of an 11th emergency rule to Gov. David Ige for approval.