Propose bill would “erode” public’s “right to know.”
Views expressed in this West Hawaii News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Content supplied by “West Hawaii Today.”
Accessed on 11 February 2021, 1309 UTC, Post 23,350.
Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.
A bill that would all-but-exempt county councils from the state’s open meetings law, also known as the “Sunshine Law,” is set to receive a hearing today.
According to a statewide survey commissioned by the state Department of Health, 91% of respondents plan to get a COVID-19 vaccination, a strong indication that attitudes about the vaccines are rapidly shifting since inoculations first began in mid-December.
Big Island COVID-19 vaccination efforts remain focused on kupuna 75 and older — and likely will be for the next several weeks.
Police confiscated almost a pound of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin and $2,800 in cash Monday after serving a search warrant on an Ainaloa subdivision residence in Puna.
The state Department of Health — in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General, Executive Office on Aging’s Senior Medicare Patrol Hawaii and the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs — is warning Hawaii residents about new COVID-19 vaccination scams.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s economic recovery is showing signs of stalling after several months of improvement, with analysis finding nearly 20% of workers are not fully employed.
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.
A historic feat — successfully zeroing in on the precise location of a non-repeating fast radio burst — has earned the highest recognition from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
HONOLULU — State lawmakers are considering bills that could force oceanfront property owners to remove sandbags and heavy tarps that can significantly contribute to coastal erosion.
Just over three dozen new COVID-19 cases were reported across the state Tuesday, including three cases on the Big Island.
HONOLULU — An outdated computer system used by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has caused delays in processing jobless benefit claims.
HONOLULU — Axis deer, a species native to India presented as a gift from Hong Kong to the king of Hawaii in 1868, have fed hunters and their families on Molokai for generations. But for the community of about 7,500, where self-sustainability is a way of life, the invasive deer are both a cherished food source and a danger to their island ecosystem.
Although new variants of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hawaii, Gov. David Ige said Monday that those strains are not prevalent in the community.