Hawaii State Legislature advances measure to allow abortions by nurses.
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HONOLULU — Hawaiian lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow nurses to perform abortions.
A host of bills in the state Legislature are dead after failing to meet a deadline Friday.
Concerns about the coronavirus pandemic coupled with political turmoil could have contributed to an almost doubling in firearms permits and registration on Hawaii Island last year compared to 2019, leading to a waiting list at the Police Department of up to three months.
The Big Island reported four new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,256.
HONOLULU — Hotel leaders and a hotel workers union are urging the state to designate hospitality workers as frontline essential workers.
The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed a pair of resolutions calling for the formation of a working group to develop recommendations for the future of Maunakea governance.
Kona Community Hospital held its second COVID-19 vaccine mega clinic Thursday, with more than 600 individuals registered to receive a dose at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona.
Hawaii County officials and private experts weighed in Thursday about how the county can improve the island’s ecological future.
Students in West Hawaii will soon be spending more time inside the classroom.
Nearly 15% of the Big Island’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and almost 10% is fully vaccinated, the lastest data released by the state Department of Health shows.
Legislation directing the U.S. Forest Service to assess the potential for Hawaii lands to be declared a national forest has been introduced by Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation.
Three guns, 800 rounds of ammunitions and over three-quarters of an ounce of methamphetamine were reportedly located after search warrants were executed Thursday at a North Kona property.