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FEMA says the agency is required to review disaster assistance payments to ensure the money doesn’t duplicate other assistance, wasn’t inappropriately spent or was provided in error.
Like everywhere else in the state, Hawaii County is looking for solutions to the increasingly costly problem of people leaving their junkers on the side of the road.
Hawaii Island Parks and Recreation workers said they are cleaning up Mo’oheau Park.
The diversity of Hawaii’s public schools student population isn’t matched by the makeup of the state’s teachers.
It’s been a hot-button issue on the island for decades, but many say the problem has grown worse as more tourists are drawn to the site of the lava eruptions.
Thanks to a grant, 22 women are constructing a replica of an outrigger canoe that Queen Kapiolani donated to the Smithsonian in 1888.
The settlement stems from a 2014 incident in which two Big Island corrections officers allegedly assaulted an inmate.
The annual event draws throngs of people to Hilo and “it’s getting bigger,” said the chief organizer.
Even though the power facility damaged by last year’s lava flows is expected to be “operational” by year’s end, it’s facing challenges.
The island’s only full-service slaughterhouse has quit taking smaller animals, leaving farmers, butchers and lovers of fresh kalua pork with no place to turn.
Hawaii County tacks a 0.25 percent surcharge onto the general excise tax and considers going higher.
Video: A Civil Beat documentary chronicles the spectacular and destructive power of the four-month-long Kilauea eruption.