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The state has no jurisdiction to determine whether or not to close ports in Hawaii amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, state transportation officials said Wednesday.
While there has still been no confirmed case of COVID-19 infection on the Big Island, that hasnt stopped shortages of vital hygiene and cleaning supplies from frustrating shoppers.
HONOLULU Two national aviation organizations made requests to state and federal authorities to take steps that will extend the lifespan of a commercial airfield in Hawaii.
A 45-year-old Papaikou man accused of possessing nearly a pound of heroin faces 11 drug- and firearms-related charges, 10 of them felonies, after a federal search warrant was served March 4 on his Government Road home.
A 24-year-old Volcano woman accused of two attempted armed carjackings Friday evening in Hilo is facing 17 criminal charges, 16 of them felonies.
State health officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a COVID-19 surveillance testing program that will help identify cases of community spread of the disease cases that cannot be traced back to a traveler or contact with an individual with the coronavirus.
Astronomers working on first light data from a newly commissioned telescope in Chile made a chance discovery that led to the identification of a rare eclipse of two brown dwarfs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii County have reached agreement on the cost of replacing public roads in Puna inundated by lava during the 2018 Kilauea eruption.
HONOLULU Hawaii officials said Tuesday they plan to begin randomly testing negative flu samples taken in the state for the new coronavirus.
HONOLULU Hawaii officials have confirmed another discovery of a fungal disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of native ohia trees in the state.
HONOLULU Hawaii could become the first state to enact a tax on carbon emissions, but the bill still requires passage by the House and the governor.
A South Kohala community recently celebrated 15 years of being part of the National Fire Protection Associations Firewise USA program.