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Hawaii county saw a decrease of 32 percent in the overall homeless population, down to 953 from 1,394 last year. There was a 22 percent decrease on Maui from 1,145 people to 896 people.
Passed by the Maui County Council last week, the ban aims to address environmental concerns posed by the non-biodegradable substance.
We reached out to the Hawaii Department of Public Safety and the Hawaii police Department on Hawaii Island. Both use the Nixle alert system.
The county isn't planning to increase lifeguard staffing, either, but is making sure its guards on duty are prepared, said Gerald Kosaki, battalion chief of special operations for Hawaii county Fire Department. Kosaki said beach closures are unlikely ...
A diver who was found unconscious in waters off Makapuu over the weekend has died. police said he was pronounced dead at a hospital Monday.
Michael Duponte, Hawaii county livestock extension agent, will discuss the methods. Duponte has been certified under Korean Natural Farming Master Cho to teach others how to use Indigenous microorganisms to inoculate the pig litter, rending it without ...
Brendan Roberts and Kela Cosgrave, founders of Big Island Booch Inc. in Hilo were named Small Business Person of the Year for Hawaii county. Started in 2013, Big Island Booch produces a variety of kombucha flavors that are sold in their small cafe and ...
The Hawaii county Council has spoken. There is no bias against Puna. How dare Jen Ruggles propose such an idea, and if she would only learn to kiss okole she would have a better chance to get her projects supported.
diabetes Self-Management program will be offered from 1-3 p.m. May 30, and 9-11:30 a.m. June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11. If you live in North Hawaii and have been diagnosed with diabetes, Hawaii county Office of Aging is sponsoring the Better Choices, ...
A man was arrested after deputies found nearly an acre of opium poppy in a Catawba County field Tuesday morning. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says the plants were discovered off Poultry Lane near Claremont.
A Hawaii county Fire dispatch says the accident happened at 8:03 a.m. on the Keaau Bypass. First responders found the man "unresponsive with weak pulse and not breathing, with massive head injury," the dispatch reports.
The Hawaii county Office of Housing and Community Development has prepared its list of projects it plans to fund with allocations from a long-standing federal initiative, but it's not clear how long that program will continue.
Chlamydia infections are circulating unchecked in Hawaii county, state Department of Health data shows. The bacterial sexually transmitted infections were the most common of the county's reportable ailments in 2016.
He also is speaking with the County, Hawaii Medical Service Association and Hale Mahaolu officials on collaborating over post-acute health care.
The bacterial sexually transmitted infections were the most common of the county's reportable ailments in 2016. Reportable or "notifiable" illnesses are reported by physicians to the state.
"This has been something we've been doing for three years now," said Rosario. Even before the legislative session began, local officials were growing short on patience.
HILO - Hawaii county's tax exemptions should help long-timers, not just old-timers, several County Council members said Thursday.
About 2,000 people were in attendance, including a Hawaii National Guard honor guard, ministers and religious leaders of various denominations, the Hawaii county Band and the commanding officer of Kilauea military camp, who delivered the main ...
This special election has called to mind the 2000 mayoral election in the Big Island's Hawaii county, where I was living at the time.
(BIVN) - Property valuation rose over 6% percent in one year, Hawaii county finance officials say. Hawaii county Council members had a chance to discuss the numbers with department heads during Tuesday's Finance Committee meeting in Hilo.
Hawaii county's tax exemptions should help long-timers, not just old-timers, several County Council members said Thursday.
New numbers show an alarming number of vacancies within the ranks of the Honolulu police Department - and a decline in the size of average recruiting classes is doing little to fix the problem.
(BIVN) - Proposed tax increases for Hawaii county home owners are on the table, as the Hawaii county Council held a special session on Thursday to go over the proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2017-18.
HONALO - Mayor Harry Kim, a self-described fiscal conservative, spent the afternoon in Kona explaining reasons behind tax hikes set to accompany Hawaii county's budget for next fiscal year. "I truly invite you to be very disturbed about our (tax ...
The Hawaii county Council will get a crack this week at Mayor Harry Kim's proposed $491.2 million budget and tax increases that go with it.
Hawaii county police arrested a 26-year-old Keaau man in connection with a fatal two-vehicle crash in Keaau Sunday night. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Monday afternoon for several parts of Hawaii county, including North Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo and Puna.
The West Hawaii county Band presents "Merry May," a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hale Halawai. The band will present an hour of concert band music selected from the band's extensive repertoire, which includes marches, classic band music, film ...
Brendan Roberts and Kela Cosgrave, founders of Big Island Booch Inc. in Hilo were named Small Business Person of the Year for Hawaii county. Started in 2013, Big Island Booch produces a variety of kombucha flavors that are sold in their small cafe and ...
(BIVN) - A traffic accident closed Puna's main highway on Sunday evening. At 9:25 p.m., the Hawaii county police Department reported Highway 130 was closed due to an accident near Shower Drive.
In 2012, just 4 percent of people in Hawaii county experiencing out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survived. Hawaii Fire Department efforts and hands-only CPR training at Big Island high schools tripled that number to 12.8 percent in 2016.
The form is available online here, at all County satellite City Halls and DMV offices, the Hawaii county Office on Aging, or by calling DCAB at (808) 586-8121.
"Yes," Alameda applauded. "That's unbelievable. Wow! That's cause of all the hard work of our partnering agencies including the county.
Proceeds will help the Daniel R. Sayre Foundation support The Hawaii county Fire Department, including volunteer fire company 9 Bravo.
WAIKII ranch - The date for the first annual Roundup At The Ranch, to be held at the Waikii Ranch Clubhouse, has been confirmed for July 15.
In 2012, just 4 percent of people in Hawaii county experiencing out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survived. Hawaii county Fire Department efforts and hands-only CPR training at Big Island high schools tripled that number to 12.8 percent in 2016.
(BIVN) - A budget presentation was given to the Hawaii county Fire Commission by Fire Chief Darren Rosario on Wednesday. The fire department's spending plan coincides with Mayor Harry Kim's 2017-18 county budget that proposes a 6.5% property tax ...
homelessness in Hawaii county decreased dramatically in the past year, according to the office of Gov. David Ige, who declared homelessness an emergency in 2015.
Hawaii Island - Civil defense issues a new audio message, urging residents to go directly to your nearest police or fire station if they are unable to access the counties 911 system.
Hawaii county Housing Administrator Neil Gyotoku referred questions to the Office of corporation Counsel, where Deputy Corporation Counsel Amy Self said the complex could lose federal Housing and Urban Development funding because marijuana use, ...
Both Kim and Hawaii county Council chairwoman Valerie Poindexter spoke of the deep impression Japanese culture had left on them while growing up at plantation camps.
Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan, and a 14-member contingent plan to visit Hilo today for a ceremonial tree planting at Liliuokalani gardens.
The bill leaves rules up to Hawaii county. Big Island Mayor Harry Kim wrote in testimony he doesn't like the idea of the state overriding county ordinances, but he's directed his departments to look for housing solutions which could include tiny homes.
Hawai'i County Mayor Harry Kim's new proposed budget calls for property tax rate increases and a vehicle fuel tax increase.
In early March, community representatives from Waimea, Honokaa and Puna met with Charmaine Kamaka, director of the Hawaii county Department of Parks &Recreation, and other county staff members to discuss the use of herbicides in the parks, echoing ...
The mayors of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii counties are proposing property tax increases on all types of property. They say ... "It's a very difficult thing to do in decision making and I guarantee you nobody is happy about it," said Hawaii county Mayor ...
The Hawaii county Department of Parks and Recreation announces Hookena Beach Park in South Kona will be closed on May 15 for maintenance.
Should the safety zone around Kamokuna, where lava on the Big Island is pouring into the ocean, be permanent? That's what the U.S.


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