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9 Roth appointees face council confirmation.

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DPW: No road permit needed

A newly graded road up the side of Fissure 8 in Leilani Estates is not in violation of any permit requirements, a county agency has determined.

Fireworks explosions kills Kauai man

HONOLULU — A Kauai resident died following a fireworks explosion on New Year’s Eve in Hawaii as many others were injured across the state in fireworks-related incidents, authorities said.

Guam, US military agree to guidelines to prevent site damage

HAGATNA — The governor of Guam, a military official and the island’s historic preservation officer have signed off on a new agreement that outlines how to mitigate damage to historic and culturally significant sites on the island during military training.

New sunscreen law to protect coral reefs begins

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s law banning the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in order to protect Hawaii’s marine environment went into effect on Friday, New Year’s Day.

Kilauea’s ongoing eruption: a rising lava lake

It has been an exciting week at Kilauea Volcano as the summit eruption that began on the evening of December 20th continues. The eruption remains confined within Halema‘uma‘u crater. Monitoring data show no signs of activity migrating from the summit into the rift zones, nor indications of summit collapse like those in 2018.

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