Big Island leeward residents are asked to be on high alert and take precautions as a Red Flag Warning is anticipated to take affect today around 10 a.m. and continue through Monday.
Marine pollution is a very significant threat to marine life in the ocean. Abandoned, lost, and discarded fishing nets can ruin essential habitat like coral reefs, as well as entangle marine life such as turtles and humpback whales. The Protected Species Program with the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) would like to remind everyone to utilize its statewide marine debris hotline and reporting website.
Kona Community Hospital joined community leaders and legislatures Tim Richards, Nicole Lowen, Kristin Kahaloa and Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth in a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at the Kealakekua facility for the hospital’s drug compounding facility expansion.
Child &Family Service (CFS), Hawaii’s family-centered, full-service nonprofit on Saturday hosted a Child and Family Fun Day for Kona families at Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i at Kahalu‘u Ma Kai. The free family-focused event offered giveaways, crafts, food, informational fun booths, entertainment, and more. CFS staff were on hand to share and enroll families in their programs and services.
Discriminaton against voucher holders and recipients of other housing assistance programs is now illegal for many landlords in Hawaii.
INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR LANDLORDS – $3,000 sign-on bonus for renting to select housing voucher holders
The Hawaii County Office of Housing and Community Development announced Tuesday a $3,000 sign-on bonus for Hawaii Island Landlords taking part in select housing assistance programs.
Over 300 volunteers gathered data from the shores of Kauai, Oahu and Hawaii islands during the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count and from Maui during the Great Whale Count by Pacific Whale Foundation, the last of three coordinated whale counts between the two organizations in 2023. This is the first year since March 2020 that both programs will be resumed normal operations.
The Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Office announced Tuesday that a Kona woman, 26 year-old Jacqueline Keanaaina, was indicted by a Kona grand jury last week. Keanaaina was charged in relation to two incidents. On March 10, 2023 Keanaaina was apprehended as a passenger in a stolen vehicle that was involved in an officer-involved shooting on Palani Road in Kona and she was arrested in relation to a February 26, 2023 attempted burglary incident at a residence on Tiki Lane in Ocean View.
The colors of the rainbow filled the air Friday afternoon at Kahakai Elementary School as they held their annual School Color Run.