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Zendo Kern was confirmed Wednesday as county planning director by the skin of his teeth, after Hamakua Councilwoman Heather Kimball switched her vote and decided to support him.
Super Bowl weekend is fast approaching, and Hawaii Police Department Chief Paul Ferreira said the department will have “enhanced enforcement” to detect impaired drivers and get them off the road.
HONOLULU — A retired Honolulu police officer and a Big Island firefighter were sentenced Wednesday in connection with a corruption case involving a former Honolulu prosecutor and her retired police chief husband.
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HONOLULU — The state epidemiologist who has been blamed for slowing Hawaii’s coronavirus response has left the Department of Health.
Rep. Nicole Lowen Monday joined legislators from nine states in announcing a coordinated effort to hold producers responsible for the end-of-life management of plastic packaging.
A Hilo lawyer filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to stop the confirmation vote of Planning Director Zendo Kern, saying council members violated the state Sunshine Law during last month’s preliminary confirmation before the council Planning Committee.
Hawaiian Telcom received a $24 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission to expand high-speed internet coverage throughout rural areas in the state.