A former deputy prosecutor, the county's current top civil attorney is wrapping up a record 26 straight years of legal service to the county.
A private developer's plan for a waste-to-energy plant in West Hawaii could impact Hawaii County's plan for waste reduction in Hilo.
If granted use of three parcels of state land Friday, the county expects to put the project out for bids in June, with completion of the road expected in 2016.
The cause of death of Robert Gregory Osborne, who was found floating off Kua Bay, was confirmed by an autopsy.
The trio earned the right to compete in Kansas in June by virtue of their second-place finishes at the state competition held earlier this month on Oahu.
Justin Pola was last seen at his home on April 11.
The endowment by the president of the UH faculty union honors the Hilo-born Stemmermann, a champion of Hawaii plants, environments and ecology.