Welcome to the “Hawaii Island News” update for 07/12/2019.
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Police say a body was found off Bayfront Highway in Hilo Thursday morning.
Hawaii was ranked among the worst states for businesses, according to scorecard on state economic climates published this week by CNBC.
KAILUA-KONA Prosecutors are seeking relief from the Hawaii Supreme Court in the case of four of the seven defendants accused of aiding accused cop killer Justin Waiki.
— This car is sure to satisfy rear-seat passengers on both short jaunts and cross-country vacations.
The county will be closing Waipio Valley Road to all but residents and farmers for general maintenance every third Wednesday of the month for the foreseeable future.
The University of Hawaiis Institute for Astronomy was awarded a contract by NASA to continue to manage its telescope on Maunakea.
HONOLULU Intense turbulence struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii.
Legislation recently signed by Gov. David Ige aims to address agricultural theft and vandalism on Hawaii Island and Maui.
For the first time, the nations population will be invited to fill out and return their census forms online.
convicted ex-prosecutor part ways
HONOLULU The Hawaii skydiving company that was operating a plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month did not have the proper permits, according to documents released by the state Wednesday.
Effective Aug. 1, the county will no longer accept construction and demolition debris or grading and grubbing materials at the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill, the Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday.
KAILUA-KONA Hawaii Island police are still seeking witnesses who were at Manuka State Wayside Park during a shooting involving a Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ranger.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed another case of rat lungworm disease in a Big Island visitor the sixth in the state, and on Hawaii Island, this year.
Hunting in certain areas on Maunakea will be prohibited until mid-August in order to ensure security during the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Maunakea will begin next week after nearly five years of delays.
Gov. David Ige said Wednesday concerns expressed in a Tuesday letter by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii that a long-range acoustic device will be used as a “sound cannon” against Thirty Meter Telescope protesters on Maunakea is based on “a lot of misinformation on that equipment.”
There’s a lot of enthusiasm for zero-emission hydrogen-powered buses, but it’s a long road ahead before they become a staple of Hawaii County’s Hele-On fleet.
A brief look at other news from throughout the state.
Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope will begin July 15, announced Gov. David Ige at a news conference today.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige on Tuesday said he would veto a bill that would require websites such as Airbnb to collect and pay taxes on behalf of short-term vacation rental hosts, saying he wanted the state to coordinate with counties such as Honolulu that have new regulations.
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