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Protesters Block Access To County Road Leading To Waipio Valley Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Protesters Block Access To County Road Leading To Waipio Valley

The group objects to Mayor Mitch Roth’s decision to start allowing limited access again to the famous Big Island valley.

Tentative Agreement Reached To Restore Access To Waipio Valley, Plaintiffs Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Tentative Agreement Reached To Restore Access To Waipio Valley, Plaintiffs Say

After community outcry and a lawsuit, a community group says a settlement has been reached in a dispute over the mayor’s emergency proclamation that shut down access.

Big Island Deputy Prosecutor Granted Court Protection From Neighbors County of Hawaii Office of the Prosecuting Attorney Facebook page

Big Island Deputy Prosecutor Granted Court Protection From Neighbors

In his ongoing feud with neighbors, Randall Albright got a temporary restraining order from a judge, saying he is suffering emotional stress due to alleged harassment.

Hawaiian Electric Customers On Big Island Urged To Conserve Power Eric Pape/Civil Beat/2016

Hawaiian Electric Customers On Big Island Urged To Conserve Power

The utility says rolling, 30-minute outages may happen unless customers can lower demand during peak evening hours.

Hawaii Food Distributor Settles Racism Lawsuit For $90K Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaii Food Distributor Settles Racism Lawsuit For $90K

In addition to the money, Suisan Co. agreed to measures to address and prevent discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.

Hawaii Agencies Criticize A Big Island Military Training Site Amid Push for Lease Renewal Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Hawaii Agencies Criticize A Big Island Military Training Site Amid Push for Lease Renewal

The Army wants an extension of a 65-year lease to operate a military training site on the Big Island, a proposition Hawaii state officials question.

Hilo Judge Extends TRO Against Deputy Prosecutor County of Hawaii Office of the Prosecuting Attorney Facebook page

Hilo Judge Extends TRO Against Deputy Prosecutor

Bew Albright’s neighbors say he has been harassing them for months over property lines and other issues.

Big Island Prosecutor’s Alleged Harassment Dates Back Years Office of the Prosecuting Attorney's Facebook page

Big Island Prosecutor’s Alleged Harassment Dates Back Years

In addition to an ongoing harassment dispute with his Paukaa neighbor, deputy prosecutor Winston Albright had allegedly harassed neighbors in the Puna District where he previously lived.

Hawaii County Council: Big Island Voters Choose New Faces Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii County Council: Big Island Voters Choose New Faces

Jennifer Kagiwada and Matthias Kusch were in a tight race for District 2, and will face each other in a November runoff.