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.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and, to a lesser extent, Haleakala National Park, are benefitting from the state-authorized program.
A man attacked four employees last month, and now the emergency room has adopted measures usually found in bigger cities.
A rash of shootings and stabbings has Hawaii County police scrambling and residents on edge.
The island’s only full-service slaughterhouse has quit taking smaller animals, leaving farmers, butchers and lovers of fresh kalua pork with no place to turn.
When Hurricane Lane dumped torrents of rain on this stretch of coastline, attention was still focused on volcanic eruptions.
Cultural practitioners who have long revered and protected Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park are redoubling their efforts.