Police have charged a 42-year-old Glenwood man following a police pursuit

Media Release (Update) Community: Police have charged a 42-year-old Glenwood man following a police pursuit, late Friday evening, (May 3). Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 42-year-old Glenwood man for several offenses following a police pursuit, late Friday evening, (May 3). Yesterday, (May 5), at 3:15 p.m., after conferring with prosecutors, detectives and officers from […]

Hurricane Hector Update 8/7/18 7:00PM

This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for Monday, August 7 at 7:30 in the evening. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the island of Hawaii. A tropical storm warning is issued when there is a high probability of tropical storm force winds expected anytime within the next 36 hours. […]

Hawaii’s Big Five

Hawaii’s Big Five Hawaiian sugar and politics were controlled by the Big Five. In 1826, C. Brewer & Co was founded by Captain James Hunnewell, a New England sailor, who purchased land in Honolulu with four thatch huts for $250 and started the one-man trading house. In the first year of operation, sales were 40 […]

First Electricity in Hilo

In 1890 a water-driven Dynamo was connected to the Hilo Boarding School’s irrigation ditch with a direct current machine generating enough power for 12 bare bulbs to light up the principal’s cottage and the students study room for a couple hours each night. The Hilo Boarding School was a private vocational school for boys started […]

Styrofoam Ban Coming In July 2019

By: Being Local On July 1, 2019, the Styrofoam ban goes into effect on the Big Island. While I get the concern for the environment and I applaud the legislation, I just don’t get it. On the outside looking in, the public sees a ban on Styrofoam. For those of us who see the effect […]