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Donations in demand: Kohala resident leading effort to supply Big Island medical facilities with PPE
If you’ve got spare medical masks, goggles, gloves, face shields or any other type of medical personal protective equipment, Hawaii’s hospitals would like you to consider donating them.
A Kailua-Kona man charged in a March 2019 shooting incident that seriously injured one and triggered an 11-day manhunt recently changed his plea and faces up to five years behind bars when sentenced in July.
Both lanes of Alii Drive have reopened fronting Coconut Grove Marketplace following a lengthy closure to repair a sinkhole that developed late last year.
Traffic signal and signage work is planned Tuesday and Thursday at two major intersections in West Hawaii.
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.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s insurance commissioner encouraged businesses to keep providing health insurance for employees as many companies close or limit operations in response to the COVID-19 virus.
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.