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Casino proposal

Hawaiian Homes Commission to consider casino on trust lands in Kapolei.

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Shoppers flock to new Safeway store in Kailua-Kona

Wednesday marked the grand opening of Kailua-Kona’s new Safeway location in the Niumalu Marketplace. The 63,000-square-foot supermarket — 25% larger than the previous location in the Kona Crossroads Shopping Center — is the first shop to open in the marketplace between Lanihau Shopping Center and Henry Street.

Green: Mask mandate to remain in place

Hawaii’s mask mandate will likely remain in place for some time despite the start of vaccination for the COVID-19 pandemic in the Aloha State this week, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Wednesday.

DOE announces teacher furlough schedule

HONOLULU — The state Department of Education plans to furlough public school teachers as part of Gov. David Ige’s effort to cut spending to cope with a pandemic-induced plunge in state tax revenue.

Live skunk captured on Maui

A live skunk was captured Tuesday morning at a maritime container yard at Pier 1 in Kahului on Maui, the state Department of Agriculture reports.

State Senate president talks upcoming legislative session, COVID mitigation efforts

State legislators are preparing for a new legislative session that likely will look different from any before.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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