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Harry Kim Wins Big Island Mayor Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Harry Kim Wins Big Island Mayor Race

Former managing director Wally Lau finished a distant second.
Does This Big Island Community Really Need 30,000 Solar Panels? Patricia Tummons

Does This Big Island Community Really Need 30,000 Solar Panels?

Residents of the Ocean View Ranchos subdivision are hoping state regulators reject an overhead power line, effectively killing the project.
$3.7M To Fight Diseases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$3.7M To Fight Diseases

The federal funding aims to crack down on Hawaii's hepatitis A, Zika, dengue and sexually transmitted disease rates.
The Ghost In The Big Island’s Political Machine Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Ghost In The Big Island’s Political Machine

Incumbent Billy Kenoi isn't among the 13 candidates for Hawaii County mayor, but his credit card scandal looms over the race.
Big Island’s New Marine Reserve Was A Long Time Coming Ana Giliberti-Ippel/Civil Beat

Big Island’s New Marine Reserve Was A Long Time Coming

The state's decision to establish a "no take zone" along a popular stretch of the island's west coast is hailed by some, derided by others.
Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy Olja Latinovic/Flickr.com

Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy

In a national study of health at the county level, Oahu ranks highest in the Aloha State and the Big Island lowest.
EPA Fines Hawaii’s Geothermal Plant Operator Ormat Technologies Inc.

EPA Fines Hawaii’s Geothermal Plant Operator

The operator of Hawaii's sole geothermal power plant is fined more than $76,000 for accidental chemical releases in 2013.
When People Power Meets Electricity On The Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When People Power Meets Electricity On The Big Island

NextEra Energy’s proposed takeover of Hawaii's century-old utility has sparked a renewed effort to establish an electric utility co-op on Hawaii Island.
Poll: Half Of Native Hawaiians Still Oppose Building The TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Poll: Half Of Native Hawaiians Still Oppose Building The TMT

Support for the telescope on Mauna Kea remains high among other ethnic groups, but a long work stoppage hasn't cooled Native Hawaiian opposition.