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HILO The county Board of Ethics on Wednesday finalized an order requiring Puna Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz to file an after-the-fact written disclosure of a possible conflict of interest stemming from a vote she took earlier this year.
KAILUA-KONA Deputy sheriffs assigned to West Hawaiis courts now have a lieutenant based in Kona, although the legislator who helped create the position isnt happy the post had to be filled by someone from Hilo.
KAILUA-KONA Whether it is his undying commitment, his long resume of productions or his general love of theater, artistic director Jerry Tracy has played a huge role in the success of the Aloha Theatre.
HONOLULU Hawaii flora and fauna, already under stress from climate change, will have fewer protections under new Trump administration rules that weaken the Endangered Species Act.
KAILUA-KONA Many are quick to dismiss the findings of a recent poll conducted for Civil Beat by MRG Research, calling the results flawed, skewed and propaganda for a survey that shows significant support for TMT across the state.
As part of an ongoing effort to address a backlog in the processing of applications and permits at the Planning Departments West Hawaii office in Kailua-Kona, the department said Monday it will begin to limit service hours with the public on a temporary basis.
HONOLULU Hawaii bankruptcies spiked in July and are on track to reach their highest level in five years.
HILO As University of Hawaii gears up for another school year, students protesting the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Maunakea have options to attend class without leaving the mountain.
MAUNAKEA Even with access to the summit restored for astronomers, some observatories on Maunakea will not be able to resume work for some time.
HILO The county Department of Water Supply has no current plans to restore water service to Kapoho and the area around Pohoiki as lower Puna continues to recover from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, but was not shutting the door on a possible restoration in the future.