State corrections officials, who unsuccessfully sought funding to build a new facility, are proposing construction of an annex to the overcrowded Hilo jail.
Roy Takemoto is set to replace Managing Director Wil Okabe, who announced his resignation Monday.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.9 quake early Monday was centered about 20 miles northwest of Hilo.
When China and other Asian nations curtailed dirty recycling streams, the county’s recycling contractor saw markets dry up, forcing residents to seek alternatives.
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.
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.
The Hawaii Supreme Court ordered the state to come up with a plan to better manage the land.
Low-income housing is in great demand on Hawaii island, where more than 360 families are reportedly on a county waitlist for housing help.
A pilot teledentistry program on Maui and the Big Island is extending access to care in a state where one in four children have untreated tooth decay.