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Big Island: Saving Reefs One Sunscreen Container At A Time Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Saving Reefs One Sunscreen Container At A Time

Beachgoers respond favorably when a nonprofit offers to swap their products containing oxybenzone for other sunscreens considered reef-safe.

Big Island: Gun-Surrender Laws Don’t Reassure This Doctor After Death Threats Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Gun-Surrender Laws Don’t Reassure This Doctor After Death Threats

An abortion protester was ordered to surrender his firearms after a temporary restraining order was issued.

Big Island: Local TV Is Getting Bigger and Bolder Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Local TV Is Getting Bigger and Bolder

Na Leo TV has greatly expanded its staff, facilities and its presence on the island.

Jason Armstrong: Big Island Mayor Can’t Seem To Stop Raising Taxes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Jason Armstrong: Big Island Mayor Can’t Seem To Stop Raising Taxes

It’s a pattern with Harry Kim: He speaks out against tax increases, then turns around and tries to impose them.

Jason Armstrong: Hawaii Island’s ‘Oasis’ Of Affordable Homes Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Jason Armstrong: Hawaii Island’s ‘Oasis’ Of Affordable Homes

It’s a whole different real estate market on the east side of the Big Island, where residences cost about half as much as they do on Oahu.

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.