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A former union official was sentenced Wednesday to serve 30 months for identity theft and failure to file tax returns.
HONOLULU The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has approved the purchase of nearly $8 million in property for future housing development.
The Hawaii Emergency Management and Hawaii County Civil Defense agencies, will conduct siren testing on Thursday at Naalehu Elementary School in Kau, Hawaiian Paradise Park in Puna and Carvalho Park in Hilo. The sirens will be tested between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., according to the agencies.
The long-closed Thurston Lava Tube in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park could reopen within a month if a final repair project goes smoothly.
A host of bills addressing invasive species and the states biosecurity are a part of this years legislative session, following a list of recommendations by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
John Michael Mike Middlesworth, retired newspaperman and vice chairman of the state Judicial Selection Commission, died Jan. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. He was 81.
WAILUKU Fewer sea turtles were found stranded on Maui last year than in 2018, although officials say most cases continue to be caused by fishing gear, officials said.
HONOLULU Scientists will decide whether to establish a captive breeding program on the U.S. mainland in an attempt to prevent the extinction of a bird species only found on Maui, officials said.
A 40-year-old woman was hospitalized Monday afternoon after she apparently became distressed while swimming in waters off Greens Sands Beach in Kau.
Hawaii County prosecutors will have to wait a couple more months before they can move into their new home at the West Hawaii Civic Center.
After 2019 brought several changes to marijuana management at both the state and county level, dozens of new marijuana-related bills have been proposed in 2020.