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Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Dead At 52 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Dead At 52

The folksy and sometimes controversial Hawaii leader had fought a lengthy battle with cancer.

Waipio Valley Residents Still Seek A Deal Limiting Foot Traffic On Dicey Road Tom Hasslinger/Civil Beat

Waipio Valley Residents Still Seek A Deal Limiting Foot Traffic On Dicey Road

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.

State Land Board To Decide On Dredging Of New Beach At Pohoiki Kevin Dayton/Civil Beat

State Land Board To Decide On Dredging Of New Beach At Pohoiki

The state seeks a waiver to dredge a channel through black sand deposited by the 2018 Kilauea eruption.

Big Island Considers Banning Pedestrians On Road To Waipio Valley Courtesy of Ed Johnston

Big Island Considers Banning Pedestrians On Road To Waipio Valley

Opponents say closing the road would prevent people from using public lands.

Big Island Economy Is ‘Getting By’ As The Pandemic Persists Tom Hasslinger/Civil Beat

Big Island Economy Is ‘Getting By’ As The Pandemic Persists

While tourism-fueled businesses struggle from tighter travel restrictions, the housing market has remained healthy and aquaculture continues to grow.

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.

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.

Big Island Fire Exceeds 3,000 Acres And Still Out Of Control Peter Serafin/Civil Beat

Big Island Fire Exceeds 3,000 Acres And Still Out Of Control

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.