VIDEO: $61 million bond gets preliminary OK

Finance Committee

KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – It was a full agenda at the Hawaii County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday. The committee gave the preliminary go ahead for the administration’s request to authorize a $61 million bond to pay for a large list of projects around the island. Money would go towards getting large park projects off the […]

FoodCorps program launches in Hawaii

FoodCorps Hawai‘i service members are (front row, left to right) Jane Lee, Kohala Elementary, Hawai‘i Island; Tasia Yamamura, MA‘O Organic Farms, O‘ahu; Jessica Sobocinski, Honaunau Elementary, Hawai‘i Island; Jolyne Oyama, Na‘alehu Elementary, Hawai‘i Island. (back row, left to right) Simon Mendes, Sust‘ainable Molokai, Moloka‘i; Leina‘ala Kealoha, Kua O Ka La Public Charter School, Hawai‘i Island; Amelia Pedini, FoodCorps Fellow/Hawai‘i Coordinator; Lacey Phifer, Sust‘ainable Molokai, Moloka‘i; Julia Nemoto, Mala‘ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School, Hawai‘i Island.

WAIMEA, Hawaii – FoodCorps, a national non-profit program in partnership with the AmeriCorps service network, addresses childhood obesity and food insecurity in underserved communities. This year, FoodCorps has selected The Kohala Center as the host site for the state of Hawai‘i’s FoodCorps Program. Operating in fifteen states, FoodCorps has added Hawai‘i, California, and New Jersey […]

Hawaiian Telcom service out in Ka’u, parts of Kona

UPDATE – Civil defense reports that telephone service has been restored. UPDATE – Hawaii County Civil Defense says the phone outage continues for Ka’u and South Kona today. Hawaiian Telcom Company reports that due to a break in the fiber system, telephone services in the Pahala, Naalehu, Ocean View and parts of the South Kona […]

Hawaiian Ocean View water system deepwell goes down

by Department of Water Supply HOVE, Hawaii – This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) deepwell break down message for Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon. At this time, the HOVE Deepwell in Ocean View is down. DWS staff is currently analyzing the problem to determine the needed repairs. A timeline for repairs […]

VIDEO: Evicted from Kawa, Lui's home demolished

Video by courtesy Kittrena Morgan, voice of Stephanie Salazar NA’ALEHU, Hawaii: An unfortunate surprise for Uncle Abel Simeona Lui this week in Naalehu, where the former resident of Kawa found his home – which was removed from the popular beach by authorities on the same day he was evicted – torn to pieces behind the Ka’u […]

VIDEO: County holds tense community meeting on Kawa


Video Transcript: Passions ran high at a community meeting in Na’alehu on Wednesday night. Rival groups who have acted as caretakers of Kawa for years had heated words amidst the standing room only crowd at the community center. Abel Simeona Lui, (speaking to the audience from the front of the room): “Abel never did make no […]