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The County Council has nothing but aloha for a $103 million bond measure to raise money for road construction.
‘I’m just worried’: Continued cruise ship visits have Lt. Gov. concerned about patient surge capacity
While the decision to halt cruise ship visits is out of Lt. Gov. Josh Greens hands, the West Hawaii doctor is worried that neighbor islands may not have the capacity to handle a surge of presumptive positive COVID-19 cases from a vessel making call.
HONOLULU A University of Hawaii economist on Thursday predicted only about half of Hawaiis hotel rooms will be filled with travelers over the next few months if were lucky as the new coronavirus depresses tourism.
HONOLULU A bill in the state Senate would earmark $4 million to buy land in a Maui watershed for conservation.
HONOLULU There were at least nine collisions between humpback whales and boats last season, a marine sanctuary said.
The 2020 Merrie Monarch Festival has been cancelled due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to a post this afternoon on its Facebook page.
Princess Cruises will suspend all cruise operations for two months in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which infected passengers on two of its ships earlier this year.
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.