Lawmakers to reconsider interisland cannabis transport bill.
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More than 4,200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered to Hawaii Island residents last week, according to the state Department of Health.
Outside medical cannabis use, more than a half dozen marijuana-related bills, including a measure to legalize its recreational use, have been introduced this legislative session.
A bill to prevent the shuttering of the Hawaii National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy in Hilo will receive a hearing at 10 a.m. today by the state House Committee on Corrections, Military and Veterans.
The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased by six Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to date to 2,184.
HONOLULU — Postmortem exams show at least two of three Hawaiian monk seals found on Kauai last year died after they were caught in fishing nets.
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.
Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.