The Hawaii County Council approves a Kailua-Kona project.

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Council approves Kailua-Kona development

An agreement worked out by two council members negotiating with developers of a Kailua-Kona project was approved by the County Council last week and then sent to the mayor, despite three council members’ assurances that the public would have one more opportunity to comment at a council forum.

Police arrest 19 for DUI

During the week of Dec. 21-27, Hawaii Island police arrested 19 motorists for DUI. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One was younger than 21.

Police seek truck occupants as possible murder witnesses

UPDATE: Police said Tuesday they found the driver of a white Nissan Frontier they wanted to interview as a potential witness in the Dec. 18 fatal shooting of 41-year-old Benjamin Craig Davidson in the parking lot of the Puainako Town Center in Hilo.

Ige opposes casino on Oahu DHHL land

Gov. David Ige said Monday he opposes a proposal approved last week by the Hawaiian Homes Commission to build a casino on a Department of Hawaiian Home Lands parcel in Kapolei, Oahu.

Thousands flock to HVNP to see eruption

Because of the ongoing eruption at Halema‘uma‘u crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has brought in additional staff to manage an influx of visitors.

Hundreds vaccinated at HMC

More than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered at Hilo Medical Center since vaccination efforts began on Dec. 23.

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