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The Painful Demise Of A Big Island Charter School Courtesy Josh DeWeerd

The Painful Demise Of A Big Island Charter School

Ka’u Learning Academy had its charter revoked after multiple violations, but there were plenty of red flags from the beginning.

Big Island: Incumbent’s Surprise Withdrawal Opens Up Council Race Courtesy of Jen Ruggles

Big Island: Incumbent’s Surprise Withdrawal Opens Up Council Race

The departure leaves two newcomers who emphasize agriculture and sustainability facing off for the seat.

Lava Flies Through Roof Of Tour Boat, Injuring 23 Hawaii DLNR

Lava Flies Through Roof Of Tour Boat, Injuring 23

UPDATED: A 20-year-old woman was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone. 

Big Island: Why The State Wants You To Quit Driving To This Popular Beach Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Why The State Wants You To Quit Driving To This Popular Beach

You can bump along rutted roads to Green Sands beach, the southernmost point in the United States, but that’s about to change.

Big Island: The Village That Can’t Stop Shaking Alan McNarie/Civil Beat

Big Island: The Village That Can’t Stop Shaking

Volcano Village’s residents and businesses are coping with frequent earthquakes and the closure of the nearby national park.

Big Island: Tallying The Growing Cost Of A Multimillion-Dollar Eruption Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: Tallying The Growing Cost Of A Multimillion-Dollar Eruption

Taxpayers have spent nearly $10 million, not counting damage to roads and parks. The value of private property lost, damaged or isolated is $372 million.

Mental Health Is Another Casualty In The Ongoing Volcanic Eruption Contributed by: Kent Andersen

Mental Health Is Another Casualty In The Ongoing Volcanic Eruption

The state health department is staffing shelters and opening clinics to help people affected by the disaster.

Big Island: Puna Residents Set Up This Awesome Center For Volcano Refugees Courtesy of Ke'ala Martins-Keliihoomalu

Big Island: Puna Residents Set Up This Awesome Center For Volcano Refugees

With no end to the disaster in sight, the “Hub” serves up food, supplies, hot showers, massages and a chance to talk story.

Big Island: Council Rejects Tax Hike To Replace Revenue Lost To Eruption Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: Council Rejects Tax Hike To Replace Revenue Lost To Eruption

The increase would’ve generated about $25 million a year. Instead, the 5-4 vote means service cuts are likely.

Big Island: Hawaii’s Last Hippie Holdouts May Not Survive The Eruption Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: Hawaii’s Last Hippie Holdouts May Not Survive The Eruption

The lava is doing a number on counterculture havens, and it’s hard to imagine some of these “Punatics” fitting in anywhere else.

Big Island Mayor Harry Kim Has Another Bout Of Pneumonia Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Mayor Harry Kim Has Another Bout Of Pneumonia

Kim, who has been at the forefront of the county’s response to the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, suffered two heart attacks in April.

Eruption Brings Back Memories For Those Who Were In Lava’s Path Before AP

Eruption Brings Back Memories For Those Who Were In Lava’s Path Before

Kilauea has covered large swathes of the Big Island’s rural Puna district several times over the past century.