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State health officials on Saturday announced a fourth COVID-19-related death in Hawaii as the number of presumptive or confirmed positive cases topped 350.
County Council Chairman Aaron Chung is calling for a hiring freeze as the council begins working on a budget for the new fiscal year.
Jay Kreuzer, who retired as Kona CEO of Kona and Kohala hospitals, in 2019 is back at the helm again.
Despite the massive global disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the county’s ongoing recovery response to the 2018 Kilauea eruption is not expected to be delayed, officials say.
HONOLULU — The National Marine Fisheries Service was asked in a lawsuit filed in Hawaii to protect Pacific oceanic white-tip sharks, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Kailua Village residents will be reintroduced to a once-familiar sound this morning when Mokuaikaua Church’s bell will ring 200 times.
“‘Opukaha‘ia,” a documentary produced by Hawaii Legacy Series, portraying the true story of a young man’s journey that changed Hawaii forever, releases today.
Gov. David Ige has ordered the partial activation of four units of the Hawaii National Guard to provide support during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday he will ask the U.S. military to postpone the world’s largest maritime exercises because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The state Board of Education on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a request to modify high school graduation and commencement requirements for the graduating class of 2020, allowing the state Department of Education “to move forward with finalizing a graduation plan that principals, complex area and state leadership have been developing over the past two weeks,” the DOE said in a news release.
Sentencing is set for early June for a woman accused of aiding accused cop-killer Justin Waiki following the fatal shooting of a Hawaii Police Department officer in July 2018.
The numbers of first-time Big Island unemployment claims filings have skyrocketed in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.
Arraignment and plea hearings for two Kona men accused of illegally harvesting aquarium fish offshore of Kawaihae in February have been rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s state government is attempting to determine how to make more workers productive amid prohibitions on less essential work that cannot be done during the coronavirus outbreak.