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Mayor Harry Kim issued his third Supplementary Emergency Proclamation late Wednesday, suspending the ban on single-use plastic bags, among other actions.
197 inmates tagged for release: HCCC awaits Supreme Court ruling for largest inmate release in the state
Hawaii Community Correctional Center, frequently the state’s most crowded jail, is also the one that will release the most inmates under a plan being worked out between the state Public Defender’s Office and county prosecutors.
A 53-year-old Puna man has been charged with attempted murder, terroristic threatening, abuse and other charges stemming from a domestic incident Monday in Orchidland Estates.
Hawaii Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 65-year-old Pahoa woman who has been missing since Tuesday.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii man accused of killing his girlfriend and their infant son had an initial hearing at the Honolulu Police Department headquarters.
HONOLULU — Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. has proposed using giant batteries manufactured by auto maker Tesla Inc. to provide energy to Oahu’s power grid.
Counsel for a 19-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a septuagenarian last summer at a Kawaihae campground is seeking “emergency and humanitarian release” for his client due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
An Oahu distillery is producing hand sanitizer to fill the supply gap and provide sanitizer to hospitals, first responders, correctional facilities, homeless providers and to the state Department of Education at no cost.
HONOLULU — The state of Hawaii on Tuesday reported its first death of an individual who tested positive for the coronavirus.
The wife of a Puna man who vanished almost 5 1/2 years ago has filed a civil court petition requesting her husband be declared dead.
The Hawaii Island Humane Society animal shelters are closed on the Big Island, but adoption and fostering demands remain high during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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