Posts Tagged ‘ Big Island ’

2016 primary election results are referendum against Mayor Billy Kenoi

Mayor Billy Kenoi is our State’s 2nd ever mayor to face criminal indictment. Former Honolulu mayor Frank Fasi was indicted almost 40 years ago, but the indictment was dismissed when the chief prosecution witness refused to testify. Almost every candidate associated with Mayor Kenoi in the primary election on August 13, 2016 lost resoundingly, most of...
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Hurricane Panic Syndrome Sweeps Hawaii Ahead of Iselle

UPDATED 1217pm HST from the National Weather Service in Honolulu: NWSHonolulu ‏@NWSHonolulu #Iselle onset times for sustained tropical storm winds (39+ mph): 4 pm Big Island, 9 pm Maui, 6 am Fri Oahu, 4 pm Fri Kauai. Here is the ‘hurricane’ that closed down the state. You know….the one I said wouldn’t happen? ———————————————- I’m not a Meteorologist, but it...
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Sugar Cane Burning

Sugar Cane Burning

Growing up on the Big Island of Hawaii, I remember stories of how the sugar cane industry died so long ago, and how the Big Island economy died along with it. So when I first moved to Maui, I was in awe. Out the window of the airplane, I saw beautiful green fields of...
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Motorcyclist Killed in South Kona Marks Island’s 7th Traffic Fatality of 2013

A 45-year-old Captain Cook man who died Monday (January 28) became the Big Island’s 7th traffic fatality for 2013. The man, who police traffic investigators identified as 45-year-old Dennis B. Huber was traveling south on Route 11 near the 109-mile marker in Captain Cook, South Kona, when he rear-ended a 2005 Toyota pickup...
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Hawaii: Rip Tides Close Hanauma Bay; High Surf Advisory in Effect for All Islands

The City of Honolulu has closed Hanauma Bay due to hazardous ocean conditions. The beach will remain closed through Monday. Ocean safety lifeguards inspected the bay over the weekend and discovered strong and potentially dangerous rip currents. The surf is creating poor visibility. Although the surf has dropped to about six foot faces, it is still...
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