Community associations around Hawaii County are charged with tasks such as maintaining roads in substandard subdivisions, and no one oversees them.
Rebecca Villegas and Kelly Drysdale are facing off to represent a district where many workers cannot afford to live.
Pohoiki was home to a ramp heavily used by fishermen. Now officials must decide whether to restore it or preserve a black sand beach.
Court filings say discharges of wastewater are continuing even though the company is under an order to stop it.
Public agencies and private organizations devised massive relief efforts, but “they knew a lot less about living rough than we did,” said one evacuee.
Transportation questions loom large as residents and the national park try to navigate a return to normalcy.
The departure leaves two newcomers who emphasize agriculture and sustainability facing off for the seat.
Two candidates who have played significant roles in lava relief efforts are squaring off in the Aug. 11 primary.