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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.

These Big Island Residents Are Trying To Keep Remote Beaches Safe And Sanitary Peter Serafin/Civil Beat

These Big Island Residents Are Trying To Keep Remote Beaches Safe And Sanitary

Illegal campers are flocking to beaches that have no county police to enforce shutdown orders.

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.

Temples Get Creative To Save Obon Season In Hawaii Cameron Miculka/Civil Beat

Temples Get Creative To Save Obon Season In Hawaii

With bon dances canceled across the state, Hawaii Island temples are finding ways to celebrate and carry on traditions virtually.

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.

Big Island Fire Department Scrambles To Plug A Budget Hole Tom Hasslinger

Big Island Fire Department Scrambles To Plug A Budget Hole

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.

Big Island Officials Are Frustrated That Opportunity Zones Haven’t Drawn New Investment Cameron Miculka

Big Island Officials Are Frustrated That Opportunity Zones Haven’t Drawn New Investment

But there is hope the federal program can be a useful tool in attracting new business development during Hawaii’s economic recovery.