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Flight instructor monitoring

Federal safety investigators said the pilot of a skydiving plane that crashed in 2019 had not received training to become a competent pilot.

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Tourism leads to less pessimistic tax forecast for Hawaii

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Council on Revenues on Thursday offered a less pessimistic outlook for state tax revenue for the current fiscal year given the way the tourism industry has recovered under the state’s COVID-19 testing program for travelers.

Sustainability summit set for March

A sustainability summit, bringing in experts to brainstorm with elected officials and the public, is one of seven campaign promises Mayor Mitch Roth made for his first 100 days in office.

State uproots ‘kanaka garden’ at Wailoa park

An early morning operation Thursday to uproot a “kanaka garden” planted earlier this week by Hawaiian sovereignty activists was a multi-agency response, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

DOH cites Goodfellow Bros. for wastewater spill

The state Department of Health on Thursday said it issued a Notice of Violation and Order to Goodfellow Bros., a contractor for the Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management’s Wastewater Division for discharging untreated domestic sewage into Reed’s Bay last fall.

Relief from vog in the forecast

Light and variable winds forecast through the weekend are expected to provide West Hawaii areas some relief from the vog.

Activists clear tents at Wailoa, leave garden

Activists occupying a portion of Wailoa State Recreation Area in Hilo were expecting state Department of Land and Natural Resource enforcement officers at 5 p.m. Wednesday, but by Tribune-Herald press time, some three dozen people were still waiting.

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