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Kanealii-Kleinfelder pulls papers for mayoral race: Puna Councilman still to decide his political future
If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. Or perhaps it’s just a shot over the bow that Puna Councilman Matt Kanealii-Kleinfelder made by pulling nomination papers to run for mayor.
Quarantine enforcement proving difficult: Interisland traveler info not provided to police in timely manner
Mayor Harry Kim said Tuesday county police aren’t receiving in a timely manner the names of interisland travelers subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic and where they are staying.
NEW YORK — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
More than $2.2 million in federal grant funding is headed to Big Island community health centers to assist their efforts in responding to, preventing, diagnosing and treating COVID-19.
HONOLULU — About 20 protesters gathered in Honolulu after the city announced plans to resume construction of a new multipurpose field in a park known as Sherwood Forest.
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.