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“Singing Bridge” repaired

Emergency repairs to the Wailuku Bridge are complete.

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‘Singing Bridge’ repairs pau, both lanes open

The state Department of Transportation said Friday emergency repairs to the Wailuku Bridge, aka the “Singing Bridge” located on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) between Waianuenue Avenue and Pukihae Street in Hilo, are complete.

Vets home begins vaccinations

Against a blue backdrop decorated with patriotic stars and a bunting banner with the hashtag #igottheshot, the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered Friday at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.

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 4

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.


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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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