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COVID-19, the recently identified respiratory illness that has infected thousands in China and elsewhere around the world, could bring considerable but uncertain risk to Hawaiis tourism and economy in the coming year, according to a forecast published Monday by the University of Hawaiis Economic Research Organization.
Saturday marks the end of a temporary promise by the Thirty Meter Telescope to not attempt construction on Maunakea, but it is still unclear what, if anything, will happen in the coming weeks.
A bill to fund an ambulance for the Makalei Fire Station remains alive with a make-or-break Senate committee vote scheduled for this afternoon.
MILILANI Two 16-year-olds were stabbed and seriously wounded at an Oahu high school Monday.
HONOLULU Hawaii is bracing for 50,000 to 70,000 cases of flu this year. But a surge in influenza has been complicated by fears of the new virus that started in China.
For the first time in five years, no new bill in the state Legislature will seek to create an independent Hawaii airports corporation.
Research on the Big Islands coastal erosion, led by a University of Hawaii at Hilo graduate student, is being used to shape county planning policies.
Kona came out to support the 13th annual Community Cares fundraising event Saturday at Makaeo Pavilion.
The public will have less opportunity to weigh in on the size, style and location of roadside signs under a streamlining measure making its way through the County Council.
HONOLULU A single-engine plane crashed at an airport northwest of Honolulu on Saturday, killing two people, authorities said.
The Big Island community now has a tool to respond to sudden cardiac arrest and save lives.
Hilo chiropractor Dr. Rex Weigel is a source of inspiration and amazement to many.
The 43-year-old Washington man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the Tuesday night death of his wife at Anaehoomalu Bay has been released from police custody.
Big Island adventurer Kawika Singson made an explosive discovery this week.