West Hawaii Community Health Center receives $1M federal grant

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department Health & Human Services (HHS) announced in a press release that the West Hawaii Community Health Center will receive a $1,060,398 grant to help low income families on Hawaii Island access quality and comprehensive health care.

Arson suspected in vacation home fire

VOLCANO — The agent for a short-term vacation rental home in Volcano Golf and Country Club Subdivision that was damaged Sunday by arson said Monday he’s “a little freaked out about what happened.”

HPD renews national accreditation

KAILUA-KONA — The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies has re-accredited the Hawaii Police Department through 2024.

Man makes home out of cave near protesters’ camp

HILO — While the borders of the Pu‘uhonua o Pu‘uhuluhulu are ever-changing, they do not extend to one of the more curious developments near the Maunakea Access Road: a partially-collapsed lava tube where one man has made a home.

Police: Flags on cars not a problem

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Police Department has been upfront about its law enforcement efforts around the Maunakea protests since the demonstration began in July.

Money flows to federal campaigns

HILO — Money continues flowing into campaign coffers for Hawaii’s congressional delegation, even for Senate candidates who have several years before their next election.

New anchialine habitats at Pohoiki at risk

A biologist for the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources said Friday it’s important to protect anchialine pools that formed along the new black sand beach at Pohoiki.