Jason Armstrong

Jason Armstrong has reported extensively for both of Hawaii Island’s daily newspapers. He has lived in Hilo since 1987.
Jason Armstrong: The Graying Of The Big Island Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Jason Armstrong: The Graying Of The Big Island

Relatively low-cost areas like Puna and Hilo try to increase their services for seniors as they experience a “silver tsunami.”

Jason Armstrong: Why The Long Wait For Overnight Lodging On Mauna Kea? Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Jason Armstrong: Why The Long Wait For Overnight Lodging On Mauna Kea?

Cabins and bunkhouses at Hawaii County’s 6,000-foot-high recreational area were originally scheduled to be available for rent last January.

Jason Armstrong: Little Fire Ants Are On The March In Hawaii University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource

Jason Armstrong: Little Fire Ants Are On The March In Hawaii

They’re already established on every island except Molokai, and experts say a concerted effort is required to stop their spread.

Jason Armstrong: Trucking Trash All The Way Across The Big Island Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Jason Armstrong: Trucking Trash All The Way Across The Big Island

The Hilo landfill is filling up, and plans call for most East Hawaii garbage to be hauled west starting in a year.

Jason Armstrong: Bongs And Bare Breasts Outnumber Cellphones At This Beach Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Jason Armstrong: Bongs And Bare Breasts Outnumber Cellphones At This Beach

A drum circle is only one of the Sunday attractions at a Big Island beach where millennials and ageless hippies mingle.