A tsunami watch for Hawaii following a magnitude-8.1 earthquake Thursday morning in the Kermadec Islands was cancelled at 12:20 p.m.
A record of decision marking the completion of the environmental review process for the long-delayed extension of Daniel K. Inouye Highway is expected this fall.
A measure to lower the state’s blood-alcohol threshold for drunken driving cleared its final Senate committee Thursday, setting the proposal up for a full vote on the Senate floor.
Hundreds of West Hawaii educators and kupuna received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday during the first of many vaccination “mega clinics” to be held in Kailua-Kona.
A bill that would allow and in some cases require government entities seek reimbursement for search and rescue costs unanimously passed its second assigned committee Wednesday.
A bill that would give a Honokohau Small Boat Harbor working group management authority over the facility with the state’s oversight and assistance is making its way through the state Senate.
After more than three decades in business, Hanako Sheldon is closing her jewelry shop at the Kona Inn Shopping Village and beginning the process of heading home to Japan to begin her life’s next chapter.
A large anchialine pond is once again visible, attracting dragonflies and other pollinators to the bounty of flora at Makaeo Walking and Jogging Path in Kailua-Kona.
Time is ticking to secure a funding source for lifeguard services at two popular but perilous state beach parks in West Hawaii.
Outside medical cannabis use, more than a half dozen marijuana-related bills, including a measure to legalize its recreational use, have been introduced this legislative session.
The all-mail balloting process had its pluses and minuses during the pandemic. As indicated in West Hawaii Today’s Jan. 22 article, it made voting easier for some, but more difficult for many of those who preferred voting in-person. For several reasons, I believe that all-mail balloting is not a good idea.
Two Hawaii County police officers were fired and seven others were suspended without pay last year, according to the department’s annual report to the state Legislature.
A day after stating the Hawaii Police Department would not submit until court-ordered the names of officers suspended or fired for misconduct, pursuant to a law that went into effect last fall, the county has changed its stance.
It was a tough year here on Earth, but 2020 was a bright spot for space exploration. SpaceX sent its futuristic Starship to new heights, three countries launched Mars missions, and robots grabbed debris from the moon and an asteroid.