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Supreme Court Approves Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Approves Thirty Meter Telescope

UPDATED: The ruling says the state Board of Land and Natural Resources properly granted a conservation district permit for Mauna Kea.

Big Island: Why A New Beach Created By Lava May Doom A Popular Boat Ramp DLNR

Big Island: Why A New Beach Created By Lava May Doom A Popular Boat Ramp

Pohoiki was home to a ramp heavily used by fishermen. Now officials must decide whether to restore it or preserve a black sand beach.

Rescued Monk Seals Recover At Big Island Animal Hospital Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Rescued Monk Seals Recover At Big Island Animal Hospital

NOAA rescued the two malnourished pups in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands amid fears they wouldn’t survive the winter.

Our Salary Database Now Includes Hundreds Of Hawaii County Employees Flickr.com

Our Salary Database Now Includes Hundreds Of Hawaii County Employees

With the inclusion of Big Island data first requested in July 2017, only Honolulu police officers are still missing. A judge’s ruling is pending on that.

Department Of Education Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $10,000

Department Of Education Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $10,000

The July agreement pertains to a claim that school officials failed to address anti-gay slurs directed at two Big Island students.

Big Island: The Lessons Learned In Puna As Lava Shelters Shut Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island: The Lessons Learned In Puna As Lava Shelters Shut Down

Public agencies and private organizations devised massive relief efforts, but “they knew a lot less about living rough than we did,” said one evacuee.

Big Island: Wood-Burning Power Plant Raises Environmental Concerns Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Wood-Burning Power Plant Raises Environmental Concerns

A facility that plans to burn 30 truckloads of eucalyptus logs daily requires massive amounts of water for cooling.

Big Island: Am I A Criminal? Puna Councilwoman Questions Her Legitimacy Courtesy of Jen Ruggles

Big Island: Am I A Criminal? Puna Councilwoman Questions Her Legitimacy

Pointing to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Jen Ruggles says functioning as a County Council member may violate U.S. and international laws.

Big Island: Flooding Forces Rescues, Cuts Off Communities Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Flooding Forces Rescues, Cuts Off Communities

No reports of wind damage, but the deluge is wreaking havoc on Hawaii County.

Big Island: A Windward Drenching, But No Wind Damage Yet Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: A Windward Drenching, But No Wind Damage Yet

UPDATED: The drenching closes some roads and causes landslides, but strong winds had been reported as of 6:30 p.m.

‘I Thought I Was Dying’: Injured Tourist Recalls Hawaii Lava Blast AP

‘I Thought I Was Dying’: Injured Tourist Recalls Hawaii Lava Blast

The 20-year-old woman from Illinois suffered a broken thigh bone and pelvis, as well as several other injuries.

Murder Defendant Mistakenly Released Is Now Back In Custody Hawaii Dept. of Public Safety

Murder Defendant Mistakenly Released Is Now Back In Custody

Updated:Hawaii County police said Brian Lee Smith called them from a pay phone Thursday night to turn himself in.