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New COVID-19 variants in Hawaii

Although new strains of COVID-19 are in Hawaii, Governor David Ige says those variants are not prevalent in the state.

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Kohala coastline tops PONC priority list

Seven of the top 10 priority land preservation purchases recommended by a county board are in North Kohala, according to a report the administration has submitted to the County Council.

Hawaiian monk seal RB00 visits Kona for Super Bowl Sunday

Hawaiian Monk Seal RB00 suns herself on the beach Sunday. An estimated 1,400 monk seals inhabit the main and Northwestern Hawaiian islands, according to NOAA. Approximately 300 of those seals cruise the waters and haul up on beaches in the main Hawaiian Islands, including about a half dozen on the Big Island. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Local VFW founder celebrates 101st birthday

Dick Skarnes grew up during the Great Depression, served in the armed forces in World War II, was founder of the local VFW and on Saturday celebrated his 101st birthday with family and friends.

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.

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