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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.

Hilo Hospital Sees Big Drop In Patients — And Revenue — Amid Pandemic Courtesy of Hilo Medical Center

Hilo Hospital Sees Big Drop In Patients — And Revenue — Amid Pandemic

Total admissions have shrunk by a third, causing a significant financial shortfall.

Big Island Luxury Homeowners Could Be On The Hook For County Budget Shortfall Tom Hasslinger/Civil Beat

Big Island Luxury Homeowners Could Be On The Hook For County Budget Shortfall

Fair or not, owners of high-end homes are being asked to fill a Hawaii County budget hole caused by the coronavirus.

Artists Are Trying To Survive In This Tiny Big Island Town Courtesy of Ira Ono

Artists Are Trying To Survive In This Tiny Big Island Town

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down galleries and the theater that are a big part of Volcano’s economy. But artists are innovating to get by.

How The Faithful Took It Upon Themselves To Save This Unique Painted Church Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

How The Faithful Took It Upon Themselves To Save This Unique Painted Church

Lava took a heavy toll on this Big Island congregation and almost destroyed the church. Now the problem is how to pay for its upkeep.

Hawaii County Leading The Way On Climate Change Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Leading The Way On Climate Change

Local governments around the world are stepping up and showing that they can achieve serious collective actions.

Big Island: The $14 Million Jail Improvement Project Nobody Seems To Want

Big Island: The $14 Million Jail Improvement Project Nobody Seems To Want

State corrections officials, who unsuccessfully sought funding to build a new facility, are proposing construction of an annex to the overcrowded Hilo jail.