Voters also chose County Council members and decided the fate of numerous charter amendments.
The issues include County Council term lengths and giving the council and certain boards more disciplinary powers.
Illegal campers are flocking to beaches that have no county police to enforce shutdown orders.
Hawaii County officials want the Army Corps of Engineers to do a new study that could pave the way for improved water quality.
Waltjen dominated the pack for prosecutor and incumbents are on track to keep their council seats.
With bon dances canceled across the state, Hawaii Island temples are finding ways to celebrate and carry on traditions virtually.
More than a dozen candidates are vying to unseat Mayor Harry Kim and lead the county through the economic crisis.
The review will be performed by the department itself and experts such as training instructors.
The state’s economic crash hit the department hard. But leaders are confident they can find money to keep lifeguards at popular Hapuna Beach on the job.