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This Big Island Octopus Research Facility Is Drawing The Wrath Of Animal Rights Activists

This Big Island Octopus Research Facility Is Drawing The Wrath Of Animal Rights Activists

But the Kanaloa Octopus Farm’s owner says the group is off target. The farm is trying to save the species, not serve it for dinner.

Big Island Police Killings Often Involve Troubled Victims And Guns — And The Number Has Spiked Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2021

Big Island Police Killings Often Involve Troubled Victims And Guns — And The Number Has Spiked

Compared to Honolulu, people who died in police shootings were often armed with guns themselves. Many also suffered from mental illness and substance abuse.

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees

Many farmers rely on European honey bees to pollinate their plants, but the introduced species can negatively impact a native pollinator.

Hilo Man Shot To Death By Police Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat/2019

Hilo Man Shot To Death By Police

UPDATED: Officers were shot at while responding to a domestic violence incident, according to police. A 91-year-old relative of the shooting suspect also died.

Big Island Mayor Wants To Oust Planning Commissioner For Being Hostile

Big Island Mayor Wants To Oust Planning Commissioner For Being Hostile

Mayor Mitch Roth says Mark Van Pernis has disrupted public business. Most recently, Van Pernis raised questions about a Roth appointee.

Kahele Honors Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi On US House Floor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahele Honors Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi On US House Floor

The Hawaii congressman described Kenoi as his mentor and one of the people who helped convince him to pursue politics.

Hawaii County Races:  Mitch Roth Wins The Mayor’s Race Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Races: Mitch Roth Wins The Mayor’s Race

Voters also chose County Council members and decided the fate of numerous charter amendments.

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.