All county parks and park facilities are closed. Except for the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green vowed Wednesday to continue his message of greater social distancing, more coronavirus testing and stricter laws to cut off the deadly disease before it overtakes the islands regardless of whats been going on in state Capitol corridors.
Hawaii Countys legal department is combing through a stay-at-home emergency proclamation Gov. David Ige signed Monday, looking for interpretations that best fit the Big Island, Mayor Harry Kim said Tuesday.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green is scheduled to address the Hawaii County Council during a teleconference Wednesday that includes a question-and-answer session with council members.
Shut it down already, the County Council urged Gov. David Ige and Mayor Harry Kim in a pair of nonbinding resolutions approved unanimously Friday.
Office doors are propped open and the buildings reek of bleach and disinfectant. But coronavirus or no, Hawaii County is open for business and Mayor Harry Kim intends to keep it that way.
Council schedules emergency meeting: Videoconference meeting to address COVID-19; emailed public testimony encouraged
The Hawaii County Council has scheduled an emergency session Friday with the Department of Health to have the state brief them and the community on coronavirus testing.
They say you cant fight city hall. In these uncertain times, you can hardly even go there.
Mayor Harry Kim doesnt want to shut the county down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying instead hes promoting a community effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus on the island.
There are going to be some disappointed keiki headed for the islands Summer Fun program in North and South Kona, North and South Kohala and Hamakua unless more workers are found to oversee them.
A Native Hawaiian family claiming ownership of a Kohala shoreline parcel sparked a heated outburst from a sovereignty activist that temporarily shut down a Planning Committee hearing last week, but ended with the parcel moving forward to a rezoning.
The County Council has nothing but aloha for a $103 million bond measure to raise money for road construction.
Three stretches of Alii Drive oceanfront property are on a list of properties the county will consider purchasing this year under its open space land-buying program.
The Department of Water Supply needs to take a few more steps to ensure the public has dependable access to water when equipment breaks down, the county legislative auditor said in a report released Tuesday.
Developers of a 38-acre shoreline parcel north of Kohala Kai want to downsize the zoning to create only six lots rather than the 50 currently allowed, but local conservationists would prefer no development there at all.