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Accessed on 29 December 2019, 1520 UTC, Post 20052.
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The county is poised to receive $4 million from the Hawaii Housing Finance &Development Corp. to build a road accessing the Kukuiola emergency shelter project and Village 9 affordable rental community project on Kealakehe Parkway.
HONOLULU Tour helicopter operations in Hawaii are under increased scrutiny after a deadly crash this week, one of several recent accidents in the state, with a congressman calling the trips unsafe and lacking proper oversight.
HONOLULU (AP) Honolulu authorities say a pilot mobile homeless center program has seen success after launching multiple inflatable tents at a park on Oahu.
HONOLULU The remains of six people have been found after a helicopter on a tour of one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Hawaii crashed at the top of a mountain on Kauai, authorities said.
There have been numerous complaints from the public about the illegal use of fireworks well before the permitted hours on New Years Eve.
The four-month-long stepped-up traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway by officers assigned to the Thirty Meter Telescope blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road netted a 8,234 citations and 78 people arrested for 143 offenses, the Hawaii Police Department said Friday.
HONOLULU (AP) A restoration of the iconic Wo Fat Building could serve as a catalyst in a makeover of Honolulus Chinatown, developers said.
KAILUA-KONA A South Kona man whose flight from police resulted in a traffic crash that killed a 22-year-old woman in Ohio faces prison time when sentenced next week.
The protesters blocking the Maunakea Access Road have accepted an offer from Mayor Harry Kim to clear the road in exchange for a guarantee that there would be no construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope for two months.