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Police charged a 34-year-old Hilo woman with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and outstanding bench warrants. She was identified as Donna Tyau Rasay.
Speakers painted a bleak picture Monday of Hawaii’s near-term economic future during a teleconference conducted by the state House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness.
State Department of Human Services Director Pankaj Bhanot said Monday that eligibility restrictions will be loosened for general assistance payments — commonly known as welfare — because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Restaurant owners in Hilo are struggling to stay positive while changing the way they are operating during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
The state Department of Health reported as of noon today, the total number of statewide COVID-19 cases is 387, with 16 newly reported.
There now have been more than 10,000 deaths in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WAIANAE, Oahu — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way.
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.
With travel to the island almost nonexistent, and businesses hunkering down to weather a month or more of closure, Hilo museums are struggling to remain solvent.
A homeless camp that was dismantled late last year is being reassembled on the same downtown Hilo lot, to the consternation of its neighbors.
Police have arrested and charged a Hilo man with multiple property crime offenses stemming from several burglary incidents in March in Kurtistown.
County Council Chairman Aaron Chung is calling for a hiring freeze as the council begins working on a budget for the new fiscal year.
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 (AP) — 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.
A 51-year-0ld Orchidland Estates woman told police her husband strangled her and fired a rifle at her after she returned home from work Monday afternoon and confronted him about being intoxicated, according to court documents filed by police.
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.
So far it’s business as usual for Hawaii County’s Mass Transit Agency, but with more safety precautions in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Leaders back Navy firing of ship captain; sailors cheer him
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