Hawaii County wants public-private partnerships to solve island wastewater problems.
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Faced with new federal regulations and crumbling infrastructure, Hawaii County pinned its hopes on the private sector to help bail it out of a growing wastewater problem.
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has released a revised draft environmental impact statement with a new proposal to reopen West Hawaii’s coastal waters to commercial aquarium fishing.
Broadband debate continues: Bills aimed at improving connectivity are running out of time in Legislature
Although a spate of broadband-related bills have been introduced in the state Legislature, only a few have gained traction.
One tax on beverages in the state Legislature is dead, while another is on death’s door.
Hawaii Police have identified a homicide victim who was found buried in a shallow grave in a Puna subdivision last month.
Debra “Debbie” Haunani Mock Chew–Texeira, 67, of Honokaa died Jan. 28. Born in Kukuihaele, she was a manager at Dairy Queen and Tex Drive Inn, clothing line entrepreneur and lifelong member and former president of the Waipi’o Taro Farmers’ Association. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Ernest (Joy) Texeira of Hilo and Alan Texeira of Honokaa; sisters, Sylvia (John) Tompkins of Kohala, Cynthia Kanekoa of Kukuihaele and Moana (Lloyd) Kaneshiro; brothers, Dennis (Linda) Mock Chew of Kona, Jayson (Alberta) Mock Chew of Honokaa, Lyle Mock Chew of Kukuihaele and Bradford Mock Chew of Waipi’o Valley; two granddaughters; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Health director: Vaccinations for ages 70-74 could be offered in 3 weeks; wait might be longer on Big Isle
The state Department of Health expects to open up vaccinations to those 70-74 in the coming weeks.
A measure that would not only allow, but also require in certain situations, government entities to seek reimbursement for search and rescue costs is advancing in the state Senate.
Predictably, hotel occupancy rates in January were far below those from last year.