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Tom Hasslinger is a freelance journalist who lives in Kailua-Kona.
CARES Act Money Is Keeping This Big Island Tour Company Afloat Courtesy Jack's Diving Locker

CARES Act Money Is Keeping This Big Island Tour Company Afloat

Jack’s Diving Locker has been using federal relief money to provide free summer camps to kids. The tourism reopening may be just in the nick of time.

Big Island Mayoral Race Gives Voters 2 Distinct Choices Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Mayoral Race Gives Voters 2 Distinct Choices

Ikaika Marzo and Mitch Roth have different levels of experience and diverging views on TMT.

Hawaii Island Voters Will Decide 16 County Charter Amendments Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Hawaii Island Voters Will Decide 16 County Charter Amendments

The issues include County Council term lengths and giving the council and certain boards more disciplinary powers.

Fixing Century-Old Breakwater Could Bring Marine Life Back To Hilo Bay Courtesy: Hilo Ocean Adventures

Fixing Century-Old Breakwater Could Bring Marine Life Back To Hilo Bay

Hawaii County officials want the Army Corps of Engineers to do a new study that could pave the way for improved water quality.

Hawaii County Races: Mayor Kim Loses Bid For Another Term Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Races: Mayor Kim Loses Bid For Another Term

Waltjen dominated the pack for prosecutor and incumbents are on track to keep their council seats.

Hawaii County Prosecutor Race: 3 Attorneys Seek An Open Seat Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Prosecutor Race: 3 Attorneys Seek An Open Seat

Longtime county prosecutor Mitch Roth is giving up the seat to run for mayor.

Big Island Mayoral Candidate Arrested For Assault Jason Armstrong

Big Island Mayoral Candidate Arrested For Assault

The bizarre incident took place in a Home Depot parking lot last month.

Big Island Mayor’s Race Could Hinge On Winning The Leeward Vote Getty Images/iStockphoto

Big Island Mayor’s Race Could Hinge On Winning The Leeward Vote

More than a dozen candidates are vying to unseat Mayor Harry Kim and lead the county through the economic crisis.

Hawaii County Will Review Its Police Practices In Wake Of Protests Jason Armstrong

Hawaii County Will Review Its Police Practices In Wake Of Protests

The review will be performed by the department itself and experts such as training instructors.

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