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Seven decades of valentines

Hawaii’s longest-married couple celebrates 70th Valentine’s Day together.

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Pandemic turbo-charges state government’s use of tech

HONOLULU — Before the pandemic, a Hawaii state senator drafted legislation to compel the University of Hawaii’s board to livestream its meetings so faculty and students on different islands could watch. University officials asked for two years to implement the idea.

Kona resident honored for support of OTEC technology

Kailua-Kona’s Tom Daniel is the recipient of the distinguished third annual Uehara Prize for his contributions toward the development and support of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. OTEC is the technology for producing energy by harnessing the temperature differences between warm ocean surface waters and cold deep ocean waters.

Info sought on missing 55-year-old man

Big Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 55-year-old Paul Julian Fernandez who was last seen around 4 p.m. Jan. 21 on Kalani Street in Kailua-Kona.

Lawmakers seek more transparency about inmate deaths

HONOLULU — Lawmakers are seeking more transparency about the deaths of inmates in Hawaii’s jails and prisons after a past effort to force the state’s Department of Public Safety to release information largely failed.

Attorney continues seeking sanctions against council members

Although Charles Heaukulani was unsuccessful getting a court to stop the County Council’s Feb. 3 confirmation vote of Planning Director Zendo Kern, the Hilo attorney is pursuing his lawsuit alleging Sunshine Law violations by the council during committee-level deliberations.

Oahu casino proposal amended

The Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs took testimony for nearly two hours Thursday about a bill that would authorize construction of a casino on Department of Hawaiian Homes Land near Kapolei, Oahu.

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