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Big Island: Lava Evacuees Are Moving Home Despite County’s Slow Pace Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Lava Evacuees Are Moving Home Despite County’s Slow Pace

Puna Geothermal Venture has helped out by opening a road for some residents to use.

Big Island: Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Is A $6 Million Bonanza Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Is A $6 Million Bonanza

The annual event draws throngs of people to Hilo and “it’s getting bigger,” said the chief organizer.

Big Island: Sunscreen Ban May Come Too Late For Popular Snorkeling Spot Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Big Island: Sunscreen Ban May Come Too Late For Popular Snorkeling Spot

Tests detect high levels of oxybenzone, which is toxic to coral, at Kahaluu Beach Park. A ban on the chemical starts in 2021.

Big Island: Specialty License Plates A Big Moneymaker For Damaged Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island: Specialty License Plates A Big Moneymaker For Damaged Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and, to a lesser extent, Haleakala National Park, are benefitting from the state-authorized program.

Big Island: Airport-Style Security Comes To Hilo Hospital After Stabbings Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Airport-Style Security Comes To Hilo Hospital After Stabbings

A man attacked four employees last month, and now the emergency room has adopted measures usually found in bigger cities.

Big Island: ‘All This Crime Happening In My Backyard’ Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Big Island: ‘All This Crime Happening In My Backyard’

A rash of shootings and stabbings has Hawaii County police scrambling and residents on edge.

Big Island: Loss Of Slaughterhouse Cripples Specialty Meat Industry Courtesy of D. Joaquin

Big Island: Loss Of Slaughterhouse Cripples Specialty Meat Industry

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.

Big Island: Hamakua Flood Victims Feel Overshadowed By Lava Disaster Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Hamakua Flood Victims Feel Overshadowed By Lava Disaster

When Hurricane Lane dumped torrents of rain on this stretch of coastline, attention was still focused on volcanic eruptions.

Big Island: Hawaiians Step Up For Sacred Park In Face Of Shutdown Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Hawaiians Step Up For Sacred Park In Face Of Shutdown

Cultural practitioners who have long revered and protected Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park are redoubling their efforts.