Hawaii County will receive $1.5 million in a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a reusable foodware and refillable water bottle system in Hilo.
Hawaii County has established a multiagency working group to develop strategies and responses to wildfires and other threats around the island.
Join us on the Ala Kahahaki “Trail by the Sea” to protect a national treasure. For generations human survival depended on extensive cross-country networks that enabled gathering of food and water and harvesting of essential materials along this vital lifeline of the island.
Island Life photo for Sunday, September 17, 2023 – ‘Painted park’
Police questioning person in suspected opioid death at Bronx day care
WAILUKU—Owners and renters who lost their homes and businesses in the deadly Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire will be allowed escorted visits to their properties on a zone-by-zone basis starting Sept. 25.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities in Hawaii have adjusted the number of deaths from the deadly Maui wildfire down to at least 97 people.
Mayor Mitch Roth has announced the establishment of an interagency working group dedicated to addressing and preparing for fire issues following recent fires on Hawaii Island and the extensive devastation on Maui. The Hawaii Fire and Emergency Response Collaborative will convene key regional agencies, experts, and stakeholders to formulate strategies, facilitate resource-sharing, and streamline communication to enhance responses to wildfires and other emergencies. This collaborative effort will encompass representatives from various Federal, State, and County departments and organizations such as the American Red Cross, Hawaii Wildfire Management, Firewise, and community stakeholders.
Sep. 15—Hawaiian Electric Co.’s top executive, the chair of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission and Hawaii’s chief energy officer will be questioned by Congress about the Aug. 8 Lahaina fires that killed 115 and displaced 7, 500 people.
Mayor Mitch Roth and Hawaii County officials gathered at the Kohala Intergenerational Center Wednesday morning to honor Parks and Recreation Supervisor Pono Nakamura for his exceptional act of heroism. Nakamura, while off-duty, rescued two distressed swimmers off the coast of Mahukona Beach Park. The ceremony, attended by community members, first responders, and local officials, commemorated Mr. Nakamura’s selfless actions on August 6, 2023.
U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) police officers Casey Miller and Clayton Tremaine graduated from the U.S. Army Civilian Police Academy as part of Class 005-23 on September 1, 2023. Officer Miller was distinguished at an Honor Graduate.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico extradited Ovidio Guzmán López, a son of former Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, to the United States on Friday to face drug trafficking, money laundering and other charges, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.
Jack Burdette, an 11th grader at Makua Lani Christian Academy, earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students’ hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.
The Big Island Rogue Pickleball Hui announced that their 24-4-23 fundraising tournament held at Holua Racquet and Paddle in Keauhou raised $33,656 for Maui fire relief, a number that continues to grow as donations continue to be counted.
A Captain Cook man was sentenced on Sept. 1 to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after being convicted of second-degree murder and first-degree arson in connection with the May 2021 shooting death of Joey Richmond, 46, of Kailua-Kona, at the end of Keauhou-Kainaliu Beach Road, known locally as “End of the World,” in Keauhou.