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Big Island Food Distribution Company Sued for Racial Harassment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Big Island food company after a Black employee says he was harassed and later fired in retaliation. Suisan Company is a wholesale food distributing company located in Hilo. The lawsuit alleges that a manager and supervisor used racial slurs against the employee.
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This is the cheapest gas in Hilo right now

(HILO, HI) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Hilo area offering savings of $0.23 per gallon. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Safeway at 381 Makaala St was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $3.86 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Shell at 1104 Kilauea Ave, where a gallon of regular was selling for $4.09.
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Pāhoa Home Destroyed in Structure Fire

No injuries were reported after a fire destroyed a single-story Pāhoa home Friday, Sept. 24. At approximately 6:47 p.m., Hawaiʻi Fire Department responded to a structure fire Puʻua Road. When crews arrived on scene, they found the 425-square-foot house had collapsed and was engulfed in flames. It took approximately two...

Big Island Road Closures, Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. Single lane closure on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) possible in either direction between Kanoa Street and Kahoa Street on Tuesday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for tree trimming and mulching.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Neighbors: Suspicious activity at house destroyed by fire

Neighbors of a Hawaiian Beaches home destroyed Wednesday evening in what authorities think might be an intentionally set fire said there had been suspicious activity at the house prior to the blaze. According to a Hawaii Fire Department statement, witnesses saw a woman enter the house. A short time later,...

Hawaiian Airlines CEO Expresses Dismay Over Assault of Flight Attendant

Hawaiian Airlines CEO and president expressed his dismay over the assault of a flight attendant on an aircraft Hilo-bound from Honolulu Thursday morning, Sept. 23. In a memo sent to employees Thursday afternoon, Peter Ingram thanked the crew and support teams for maintaining professionalism and executing protocols to keep the flight and guests and colleagues safe after a 32-year-old man reportedly assaulted a flight attendant walking the aisle, in an “unprovoked incident.”

Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to Hilo diverted after passenger allegedly assaults flight attendant

HONOLULU -- An inter-island Hawaiian Airlines flight was diverted back to Honolulu after airline officials say a passenger assaulted a flight attendant. The flight, HA152, was on the way to Hilo around 7:30 a.m. when the passenger allegedly attacked the flight attendant as they walked down the aisle, airline officials said. The passenger has only been identified as a 32-year-old man, according to the state sheriff’s office.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hawaiian Air crew member ‘shaken up’ by alleged attack

A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant was “understandably shaken up” but is doing well following an alleged assault by a passenger Thursday aboard a plane bound for the Big Island, President and CEO Peter Ingram said in a memo to employees. The incident occurred shortly after flight HA152 left Honolulu for...

Hilo calendar: What's coming up

1. Hilo Farmers Market; 2. Wednesday Night Equip & Disciple Service; 3. Book Pre-Launch Success Masterclass: Get Paid To Publish — Hilo; 4. Copy of Tribute to Kassandra Tavares Ohana Night 2; 5. CTAHR Annual Ornamental Field Day;

Weather Forecast For Keaau

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Keaau: Saturday, September 25: Rain showers likely during the day; while occasional rain showers overnight; Sunday, September 26: Occasional Rain Showers; Monday, September 27: Rain Showers Likely; Tuesday, September 28: Rain Showers Likely;
West Hawaii Today

CIP funding released: Jail expansion, school improvements to move forward

The state Wednesday released more than $55 million in capital improvement project funds for a variety of Big Island projects, including millions for a new housing unit at Hawaii Community Correctional Center and Konawaena High School for track and field improvements. Some $5.79 million will go toward construction of a...
West Hawaii Today

State and federal eviction moratoriums have ended

Landlord and tenant participation in a free mediation program is ramping up as more landlords become eligible to begin eviction proceedings. In June, Gov. David Ige signed a bill requiring landlords to send any eviction notices to both a tenant and a mediation center in order to schedule a free 90-minute mediation session between landlord and tenant. The provisions of the bill are set to end one year after the end of Ige’s statewide eviction moratorium on Aug. 6.

Storm system southeast of Hilo packing showers and thunderstorms

HAWAI'I (KITV4) 8:00 PM HST -- Keeping our eye on an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms located about 1,200 miles southeast of Hilo. The disturbance has a very low chance of forming into a tropical cyclone. Minimally favorable conditions for development will linger for the next few days while...