A tour helicopter experienced a “violent upset” followed by an uncontrolled spin before crashing June 8 in a Ka‘u lava field injuring all six people aboard.
The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm the Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald’s appointments of Jill M. Hasegawa and Joanna E. Sokolow to the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) and Gregory H. Meyers to the District Court of the Fifth Circuit (Kauai).
Hawaii Island police announce that there will be two road closures in this week in North Kona as traffic investigators conduct further investigations into recent traffic fatalities.
Flight operations at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole were impacted for several hours Tuesday after a small plane veered off the runway while landing.
Jury trial is now set for early 2023 for a 44-year-old Kona woman facing federal drug charges after her arrest in April upon arriving at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole.
Arriving in her new home in the Luala’i neighborhood in Waimea seven years ago, Iolani Fredericks and her family found a yard full of neglected succulents. She soon discovered a new passion as she cared for the succulents and found herself seeking new specimens to add to a thriving succulent garden.
Last month, a “Volcano Watch” article highlighted a lesser-known Mauna Loa eruption that ended May 31, 1916. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) staff had to make a quick turnaround a week later when Kilauea Volcano’s Halema‘uma‘u crater began to subside. A series of collapse events took place from June 5-7, 1916, and observers described it as one of the most spectacular occurrences they had ever witnessed at Kilauea.
For the past few weeks, music has been making a slow but steady comeback at the Blue Dragon Tavern. The popular Kawaihae Harbor venue has been closed since 2020 and is re-establishing itself as an entertainment location, removing “restaurant” from its blue-painted exterior and offering cocktails. However, you can still get meals from a rotating list of island chefs who prepare in a food truck in the parking lot.
Allison Wong will join the team at the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) as Executive Director, effective Aug. 1. A leader in Hawaii’s arts community for over a decade, Wong has a passion for championing the power of culture and art to promote connection, enrich the human experience, and transform lives and communities.
Celebrate the mele and hula of Kona on July 3 with the live launch of “Kona Mele,” a music video honoring Kona and the area’s celebrated practitioners of mele and hula. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport Park.