Law enforcement officers awarded Special Olympics Hawaii athletes with medals earned at the virtual Holiday Fitness Classic.
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On Nov. 21, law enforcement officers from around the state surprised Special Olympics Hawaii athletes at their homes to award them with their medals earned at the virtual Holiday Fitness Classic.
HONOLULU — A couple were arrested at a Hawaii airport after traveling from the U.S. mainland despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19, authorities said.
The state Board of Education on Thursday approved a proposed $1.5 billion operating budget that will drastically reduce the state Department of Education’s spending in the upcoming fiscal biennium as Hawaii faces significant revenue losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A preliminary hearing will be held later this month for a 33-year-old Waimea man facing felony drug charges following a major drug bust this fall.
Trump approves Ige’s request to extend federal funding for Hawaii National Guard COVID-19 assistance
The federal government has approved Gov. David Ige’s request for an extension of funding that will allow the Hawaii National Guard to continue with COVID-19 assistance across the state through March 31, 2021.
Federal legislation moving through Congress will ensure more people receive relevant emergency alerts on their mobile phones, televisions and radios. It also will explore new ways of alerting the public through online video and audio streaming services, track and study false alerts when they occur, and improve the way states plan for emergency alerts.
More than 100 cars wound through the parking lot at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo Wednesday afternoon as drivers and passengers sought COVID-19 tests.
If you build it, they will come.
Hawaii Island police are investigating after hikers discovered a body in a Paauilo mauka gulch on Wednesday.
Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday on Hawaii Island, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,613.
Hometown Heroes: Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union raises nearly $49,000 for island’s most vulnerable
Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 24-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday following a reported shooting in Papaikou.
HONOLULU — Navy sailor Mickey Ganitch was getting ready to play in a Pearl Harbor football game as the sun came up on Dec. 7, 1941. Instead, he spent the morning — still wearing his football padding and brown team shirt — scanning the sky as Japanese planes rained bombs on the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association is taking aim at budget reductions proposed by the state Department of Education the union says will undoubtedly affect Hawaii’s students.
A Life Care Center of Kona employee remains in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
A Hawaii spokeswoman for the parent company of Monsanto Co. said the use of Roundup herbicide isn’t the cause of the cancer suffered by three Hawaii Island men suing the chemical giant and other corporate entities.
Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals involved in a robbery that occurred Sunday in downtown Hilo.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii seniors advocacy group has called on the state Department of Health to release more information about nursing home inspections after a coronavirus outbreak at a Hilo veterans home caused at least 27 deaths earlier this year.