Hope Services Hawaii receives $2.75M

HILO — Hope Services Hawaii will receive a $2.75 million grant from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Day 1 Families Fund to help combat homelessness on Hawaii Island.

327 more citations in TMT enforcement

Police assigned to be in place for the Thirty Meter Telescope protester blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on Aug. 15.

More delays for Hele-On contract

HILO — Hawaii County Council members continue to have confidence in Mass Transit Administrator Brenda Carreira, despite a fumble in the department that forced the cancellation of a long-overdue contract award.

VICE raid arrests four in South Kohala

On Nov. 8, at approximately 1:50 p.m., officers from the Area II Vice section, along with South Kohala patrol officers, executed a search warrant at a residence off Nani Waimea Street in South Kohala.

Council bans county herbicide use

HILO — Urged on by new mothers, beekeepers, organic farmers and a soccer coach, the County Council on Wednesday passed a bill banning the county’s use of herbicides on public property, making Hawaii County the first local government in the state to do so.

Woman in critical condition following crash

KAILUA-KONA — A 28-year-old woman suffered severe injuries following a two-vehicle collision Tuesday night on Highway 190 and is still in critical condition at North Hawaii Community Hospital.

TMT, Canary Islands reach land agreement

HILO — A governmental body in the Canary Islands has approved a land concession deal with the Thirty Meter Telescope partners, although Maunakea remains the project’s preferred location.

Council panel mulls property tax structure changes

HILO — County Council members on Tuesday heard a host of recommendations from a task force charged with making the property tax code more equitable, but they stressed there’s a long way to go before any recommendation becomes law.