Funds released to improve Waimea middle school

Construction of electrical and telecommunication system upgrades are set to begin at Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School following the release Monday of $1.2 million in Capital Improvement Project funds by Gov. David Ige.

Homeless project gets go-ahead

A homeless emergency shelter and housing project in Kailua-Kona took an incremental step forward Friday, with unanimous approval by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources for a ground lease and right of entry for Hawaii County.

$1M FEMA grant for Mana Road fire

Hawaii County is receiving $1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for battling the largest wildfire in island history, but whether the volunteers who threw themselves into the fight will get their costs reimbursed remains to be seen.

More nurses to the rescue

Despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 16 new nurses graduated from Hilo Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program on Friday morning.

Special breed

To give special dogs an opportunity to be adopted into an equally exemplary home, Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary will be hosting a Special Needs Dog Adoption Event today.