The 52-year-old former mayor succumbed to myelofibrosis, a rare form of leukemia.
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Hawaii lost a rising political star and ambassador of aloha Tuesday with the death of former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi. Kenoi, 52, succumbed to myelofibrosis, a rare form of leukemia he’d been battling since 2015.
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Former Mayor Billy Kenoi, 52, has died, friends and family said Tuesday.
Hawaii Island’s unemployment rate dropped into the single digits in December, data released Monday by the state shows.
HONOLULU — Birthday plans for one of Hawaii’s most esteemed houses have raised concerns over the proposed $53,000 cost while the state deals with significant economic problems stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
Hawaii Island reported just one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the island’s total case tally to 2,129.
Hospice of Kona’s Circle of Remembrance has brought residents from all walks of life together for more than a decade to remember and honor loved ones who have died.
A high-ranking official with the Hawaii Republican Party confirmed Monday that he resigned after posting a series of tweets about the QAnon conspiracy theory on the official party account, saying its adherents shouldn’t be mocked.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige on Monday asked residents to be ready for more tough times ahead as the state grapples with a large budget shortfall caused by a coronavirus pandemic that’s pummeled the tourism industry, but said improved tax revenue forecasts mean he’s not currently seeking broad-based tax increases.
Hawaii Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest regarding an assault that occurred Friday night at a Waikoloa hotel.
Hawaii Island reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the island’s total case tally to 2,128.
HONOLULU — The state Board of Land and Natural Resources has ordered the removal of several illegal seawalls along beaches on Oahu and Molokai and issued fines to the property owners.
HONOLULU — About half of Hawaii’s supply of 186,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine had been distributed through last week, officials said.
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