The Hawaii County Council deferred action on a bill to ban most pedestrians on the Waipio Valley Road, but residents believe a compromise may be near.
Connecting the dots in West Hawaii could lead to immense opportunities.
The state seeks a waiver to dredge a channel through black sand deposited by the 2018 Kilauea eruption.
Opponents say closing the road would prevent people from using public lands.
While tourism-fueled businesses struggle from tighter travel restrictions, the housing market has remained healthy and aquaculture continues to grow.
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.
The issues include County Council term lengths and giving the council and certain boards more disciplinary powers.
Hawaii County firefighters can’t access the blaze in a remote and rugged part of the island. They are waiting for it to get to an accessible area to begin containment efforts.