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Hawaii Ag Officials Hope to Save Coffee Farms from Spreading Beetle Scourge

Hawaii Ag Officials Hope to Save Coffee Farms from Spreading Beetle Scourge

Infestation wreaking havoc on Big Island coffee crops.
Hawaii Coffee Farmers Call for Nationwide Boycott of Safeway Stores Civil Beat

Hawaii Coffee Farmers Call for Nationwide Boycott of Safeway Stores

Kona growers accuse grocery-store chain of mislabeling Kona blends, tarnishing their reputation.

Supreme Court Ruling Could End Public Financing Pilot in Hawaii

Ruling on Arizona law likely will halt public financing program for 2012 Big Island council elections.
‘Strong, Swift Action’ Needed to Control Big Island Deer

‘Strong, Swift Action’ Needed to Control Big Island Deer

DLNR acknowledges axis deer on Big Island. Deer pose threat to agriculture, natural resources.
Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings

Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings

If uncontrolled, spotted deer threaten crops, native plants.
Trash Covers Hawaii Beach, and More’s Coming

Trash Covers Hawaii Beach, and More’s Coming

Big Island's Kamilo Beach strewn with world's plastic waste.
Trace Levels of Radiation Detected in Hawaii Milk

Trace Levels of Radiation Detected in Hawaii Milk

EPA finds radioactive Iodine-131 and Cesium in Hilo milk, but levels are hundreds of times below standard.

Lava-Sparked Hawaii Wildfire Mostly Contained

Firefighters report the blaze, which had threatened a protected forest, is 80 percent contained.
Hawaii Seeks $30M In Federal Aid For Big Island Tsunami Damage

Hawaii Seeks $30M In Federal Aid For Big Island Tsunami Damage

Gov makes request to help homeowners, businesses.
Firefighters Have Trouble Reaching Lava-Sparked Hawaii Wildfire

Firefighters Have Trouble Reaching Lava-Sparked Hawaii Wildfire

Blaze has consumed about 2,000 acres, continues to threaten protected forest.
Lava-Sparked Wildfire Threatens Hawaii Forest With Endangered Species

Lava-Sparked Wildfire Threatens Hawaii Forest With Endangered Species

More California firefighters arrive to help battle nine-day-old blaze.

Tsunami Damage Closes Hawaii Resort Indefinitely

Kona Village Resort on the Big Island lays off 200 employees.