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Low-income housing is in great demand on Hawaii island, where more than 360 families are reportedly on a county waitlist for housing help.
UPDATED: The governor met with Mayor Harry Kim to talk about maintaining peace during the Thirty Meter Telescope protests.
Hundreds of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents maintain their vigil as authorities say all access to the mountain is now restricted.
UPDATED: As hundreds of telescope opponents gather for a second day at the base of Mauna Kea, others descend on the office of Gov. David Ige.
UPDATED: Some Native Hawaiians think construction of a new telescope will desecrate a sacred site that already holds 13 other telescopes.
FEMA says the agency is required to review disaster assistance payments to ensure the money doesn’t duplicate other assistance, wasn’t inappropriately spent or was provided in error.
Like everywhere else in the state, Hawaii County is looking for solutions to the increasingly costly problem of people leaving their junkers on the side of the road.
Millions of dollars are being spent to promote non-volcanic attractions, but some of them aren’t equipped to handle more visitors.
Thanks to a grant, 22 women are constructing a replica of an outrigger canoe that Queen Kapiolani donated to the Smithsonian in 1888.
Puna Geothermal Venture has helped out by opening a road for some residents to use.
The annual event draws throngs of people to Hilo and “it’s getting bigger,” said the chief organizer.
Tests detect high levels of oxybenzone, which is toxic to coral, at Kahaluu Beach Park. A ban on the chemical starts in 2021.