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10 annual Wiliwili Festival

The event, scheduled for 12-13 February 2021, celebrates our forests and natural landscapes.

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Celebrate the 10th annual Wiliwili Festival Feb. 12-13

Our forests and landscapes can change rapidly. A very warm, wet period or dry one can drastically alter the species makeup of a forest. For example, our ohia forests are now suffering from Rapid Ohia Death, and from other diseases as well.

Hilo veterans home fined $510K

The state Department of Health has assessed a federal civil penalty of $510,640 to the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo for numerous deficiencies, including the failure to correct COVID-19 infection control shortcomings.

Committee supports job corps resolution

A Hawaii County Council committee voted unanimously Tuesday in support of a resolution calling for a jobs corps program to help the island recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interisland medical cannabis transport bill back

A measure authorizing qualifying patients to transport medical cannabis between islands for personal use that was passed by the 2019 Legislature and subsequently vetoed by Gov. David Ige is back before lawmakers.

Gambling bills to get hearings

In a year where an economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has the government scrambling for revenue, a pair of gambling-related bills — usually a nonstarter in the state Legislature — are scheduled for hearings.

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