Pandemic, technology, and tensions mark county council session.
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A heavy and sometimes controversial agenda, coupled with technical problems during a global pandemic, brought a new set of challenges to the County Council last week, during a meeting that saw testifiers grumble about lack of access and a mayor appear to step outside his lane to advise council members on Sunshine Law issues.
Generations of keiki in West Hawaii have witnessed the magic of Barry “The Great Barusky” Gitelson or have left one of his appearances with a balloon animal, but during the pandemic, unable to perform his craft, he has found another way to spread the magic of love and hope.
Gov. David Ige and Mayor Mitch Roth both expressed misgivings about state House Speaker Scott Saiki’s plans to introduce legislation to establish statewide COVID-19 travel rules, which Saiki said would reduce confusion for residents and tourists.
A Waiakea High School senior wants to educate health care professionals and the public about bleeding disorders after her own life experiences.
HONOLULU — Federal safety investigators said Thursday that the pilot of a skydiving plane that crashed in 2019, killing all 11 people on board, had not received training to become a competent pilot.
HONOLULU — House Speaker Scott Saiki plans to introduce legislation to establish statewide COVID-19 travel rules to reduce confusion for residents and tourists.
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.
Hawaii’s congressional delegation joined in the calls for President Donald Trump to be removed from office following upheaval Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Hawaii Island police have initiated a homicide investigation after the discovery of a body Tuesday after ion in the Aloha Estates subdivision of Puna.
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.