Committee passes marijuana decriminalization bill.
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HONOLULU — The state House education committee on Tuesday passed legislation compelling the state Department of Education to use federal coronavirus relief money to support public school teacher salaries instead of allocating the funds for uses including tutoring and school security.
Since Kilauea volcano began eruption again in December, three University of Hawaii-Hilo geology alumnae have been working at the forefront of the action.
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Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald is seeking public comment on nominees for a judgeship in the District Family Court in the Third Circuit.
No new COVID-19 cases were reported for a second straight day on Tuesday on the Big Island, leaving the island’s total case count to 2,216.
A high surf advisory remains posted for west-facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
WAILUKU, Maui — The state Department of Health said suicide rates decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with previous years.
HONOLULU — City officials in Honolulu have extended the deadline to renew driver’s licenses, state identification cards and permits to mid-April in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green reiterated his confidence Monday that the COVID-19 crisis largely will be over in Hawaii by the summer.
Bill requiring assessments when health insurance companies deny coverage based on gender identity advances in state House
A bill requiring an assessment by the state auditor of the social and financial impacts that occur when health insurance companies deny coverage for certain types of health care to individuals based on gender identity is advancing in the state House.
A large anchialine pond is once again visible, attracting dragonflies and other pollinators to the bounty of flora at Makaeo Walking and Jogging Path in Kailua-Kona.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 35-year-old Tracy Warren, who was last seen at 11 p.m. Feb. 9 at a Paradise Ala Kai Drive residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park.
HONOLULU — Police have arrested the father of a missing 18-month-old girl and a second man on suspicion of second-degree murder.
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