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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.

Mayor Harry Kim Appoints New Managing Director

Mayor Harry Kim Appoints New Managing Director

Roy Takemoto is set to replace Managing Director Wil Okabe, who announced his resignation Monday.

Quake Felt Across Big Island But No Damage Reported

Quake Felt Across Big Island But No Damage Reported

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.9 quake early Monday was centered about 20 miles northwest of Hilo.

Big Island: County Recycling Cutbacks A Sign Of Global Market Changes Alan McNarie/Civil Beat

Big Island: County Recycling Cutbacks A Sign Of Global Market Changes

When China and other Asian nations curtailed dirty recycling streams, the county’s recycling contractor saw markets dry up, forcing residents to seek alternatives.

Big Island: A Popular Volcano Trail Is Rebuilt With A Lot Of Sweat Equity Janice Wei

Big Island: A Popular Volcano Trail Is Rebuilt With A Lot Of Sweat Equity

Seven tons of gravel and two tons of large rocks had to be brought in by wheelbarrow to repair the famed Kilauea Iki trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

2 Arrested As State Demolishes Structure Built By TMT Opponents On Mauna Kea AP

2 Arrested As State Demolishes Structure Built By TMT Opponents On Mauna Kea

A protest leader said the house was constructed as an education space for kids, but the builders knew it wasn’t legal or sanctioned by anti-TMT leaders.

Supreme Court: State Failed Trust Duties In Pohakuloa Jon Letman

Supreme Court: State Failed Trust Duties In Pohakuloa

The Hawaii Supreme Court ordered the state to come up with a plan to better manage the land.