Hawaii County Hawaii County Vacation Rental Forms Coming In Faster Than Processed By Associated Press • Jun 16, 2019 Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons KAILUA-KONA — Vacation rental registrations have been coming in to Hawaii County faster than workers can process them as the county implements a new law. Hirono: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Will Remain on Hawaii Island By Amy Nakamura • May 31, 2019 K. Mulliken / USGS U. S. Sen. Mazie Hirono announced on Thursday that the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will remain on Hawaii Island following a commitment she said she received from the director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Hawaiʻi County Joins Opioid Lawsuit Against Drug Companies By Associated Press • Apr 12, 2019 Associated Press/Toby Talbot HILO, Hawaii — Hawaiʻi County has joined a multi-state lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over opioid addiction and overdoses, according to officials. Funding For Hawaiʻi County Volcano Recovery Heads To Governor's Desk By Casey Harlow • Mar 29, 2019 Casey Harlow Hawaiʻi County is on track to receive up to $60 million in state funds for recovery efforts from last year’s Kīlauea eruption. Hawai'i Council Seeks Details Of Disaster Recovery Funds By Associated Press • Mar 15, 2019 U.S. Geological Survey Big Island County Council members are seeking details about how administrators plan to spend millions in disaster funds resulting from the volcanic eruption last year.