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More than three months after rejecting a deal with the state to reimburse law enforcement costs relating to the months-long anti-Thirty Meter Telescope protests last year, the Hawaii County Council will discuss a new agreement next week.
WASHINGTON — U.S. military officials have outlined a spending request to bolster deterrence against China after the coronavirus pandemic ebbs, a sign of how national security leaders are already studying ways to shore up the country’s standing in the Asia-Pacific region once the outbreak ends.
Hawaii County reports no new COVID-19 cases Sunday; Hawaii National Guard to begin assisting at airports
While Hawaii County reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the statewide total of positive or presumptive coronavirus increased by 20 to 371, state health officials said.
With gatherings suspended because of the coronavirus, West Hawaii’s Meet and Eat program has switched gears and hit the streets.
WAIANAE, Oahu — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way.
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.