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Volcanic Gases Prompt Door-To-Door Evacuations On Big Island AP

Volcanic Gases Prompt Door-To-Door Evacuations On Big Island

After a brief pause in volcanic activity, two more lava fissures Tuesday threatened Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens communities.

Underground Magma On The Move As Quakes Rattle Volcano AP

Underground Magma On The Move As Quakes Rattle Volcano

It may have already gone under the highway to the viewing area, and Hawaii County is making preparations for a possible eruption.

A ‘Descendants’-Style Land Feud Breaks Out On The Big Island Patricia Giles

A ‘Descendants’-Style Land Feud Breaks Out On The Big Island

A trust established by a former Dole president and Bishop Estate trustee has spawned a legal fight over a historic, 4,000-acre ranch.

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads Courtesy: Big Island Beneficiary Trust Council

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads

The state is decades behind in awarding land to Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and elsewhere under the state homestead act.

Big Island: Vendors Are Dripping In Hilo As Farmers’ Market Weathers Political Storm Alan McNarie/Civil Beat

Big Island: Vendors Are Dripping In Hilo As Farmers’ Market Weathers Political Storm

Tarps and tents that keep products and sellers dry have been ordered removed by county officials.

Alan McNarie: Futuristic Spaceport Gets Chilly Big Island Reception Courtesy of SpinLaunch

Alan McNarie: Futuristic Spaceport Gets Chilly Big Island Reception

Some lawmakers have proposed issuing special revenue bonds to help SpinLaunch build a facility on Hawaii Island for catapulting satellites into space.

Crowing Roosters Are Driving Some People Crazy On The Big Island The Blackthorn Orphans/Flickr.com

Crowing Roosters Are Driving Some People Crazy On The Big Island

A Hawaii County Council member is proposing to restrict where the birds, many used for illegal cockfighting, can roost.

Alan McNarie: This Nuke Plan Would Have Turned Hawaii Upside Down NASA

Alan McNarie: This Nuke Plan Would Have Turned Hawaii Upside Down

During the Cold War, attack preparations were proposed that called for interisland evacuations and commandeering of property.

Alan McNarie: The Hazards Of Swimming Near A Sewage Plant Courtesy of Terri Napeahi

Alan McNarie: The Hazards Of Swimming Near A Sewage Plant

A Big Island group documented at least 10 cases of infections contracted by people swimming near industrial sites.

Jason Armstrong: Little Fire Ants Are On The March In Hawaii University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource

Jason Armstrong: Little Fire Ants Are On The March In Hawaii

They’re already established on every island except Molokai, and experts say a concerted effort is required to stop their spread.

Alan McNarie: Wait For Drug Treatment On Big Island Can Stretch Months Courtesy of Going Home Hawaii

Alan McNarie: Wait For Drug Treatment On Big Island Can Stretch Months

For those coming out of prison, there are only a handful of residential treatment centers.

Lawsuit: Hawaii County Police Used Stun Gun On Wrong Man Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Hawaii County Police Used Stun Gun On Wrong Man

After he was released from custody, the man was dissuaded from filing a complaint, the suit states.