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‘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.

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.