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Bill may ban transwomen from sports

Controversial legislation introduced by congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard may prevent transgendered athletes from joining collegiate sports.

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Major solar power project at Keck Observatory complete

In its commitment to reduce the organization’s carbon footprint and lower the cost of energy, W. M. Keck Observatory and Duke Energy’s REC Solar are pleased to announce the completion and operation of a solar project atop Maunakea on the Big Island of Hawaii.

More positive COVID tests at HCF

The Department of Public Safety Friday announced The Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) has received more inmate and staff test results. Of 103 inmate test results, 63 were positive and 40 were negative. The 55 staff test results included 6 additional positive cases and 49 negative cases. That brings the total active positive cases to 68 inmates and 21 staff.

Sea turtle struck by boat, could not be saved

After being struck by a vessel and stranding at Maha‘ulepu, Gillins beach on Kauai, sea turtle stranding responders knew the prognosis was poor for this large 150 pound green sea turtle. The animal was rescued from the beach and transported to Oahu to be examined by a qualified sea turtle veterinarian that works with NOAA. There was hope that there might be a chance the turtle could survive its injuries and receive the necessary treatment and rehabilitation to be returned to the ocean.

Kona Historical Society auction ready to roll

Complete your holiday shopping and make a big difference for a 501(c)3 nonprofit sharing Kona’s stories. Kona Historical Society is auctioning off more than 200 fun and unique items to bid on, including historic photographs, art, unique experiences, land and water activities, autographed items by celebrities and sports stars, golf, dining, accommodations, jewelry, antiques and collectibles.

Hilo Medical Center could begin vaccinations as early as next week

Hilo Medical Center could begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to some front-line employees as early as next week, should emergency use of the immunization be approved.

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Russ Roberts