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AT&T cell phone tower

The Windward Planning Commission will discuss plans to build a cell phone tower north of Kalapana.

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Merry Christmas!

From the Tribune-Herald family to yours, we hope everyone has a very merry and safe Christmas.

Batman delivers gifts

Batman hands a present to a child while he delivers gifts to families on Christmas Eve at Kihei Pua Family Shelter in Hilo. Batman drove up in his Batmobile with a truck trailing behind with more than $2,000 in presents for families with young kids living at the shelter. Batman was born and raised in Waimea and enjoys giving back to the communities of Hawaii Island. “This has been a hard year for all of us, but especially children,” he said. “If I can provide a brief distraction and joy to the kids, then that works for me.”

Todd, 2 political newcomers to vie for Kahele’s seat

A state representative and two political newcomers made the cut Wednesday night from a list of seven Democrats vying for Gov. David Ige’s nomination to fill the remaining two years of the state Senate seat vacated by Congressman-elect Kai Kahele.

Council seeks different solution to overwhelmed Waipio Valley Road

It’s back to the drawing board for a bill prohibiting pedestrian access to Waipio Valley after County Council members Wednesday raised constitutionality issues and the effect closing hiking there would have on other valleys, such as Pololu Valley in North Kohala.

HVO: Kilauea lava lake rises to more than 500 feet

Areas around the summit of Kilauea on Wednesday were blanketed in high levels of sulfur dioxide and particulates that reached levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency as hazardous, according to a statement from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

HMC begins vaccinations

The first round of Pfizer vaccines was given to health care workers Wednesday at Hilo Medical Center, 273 days after the first stay-at-home order was implemented in Hawaii.
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