Federal grants will support county travel budgets.
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Some county departments plan to dramatically increase their travel budgets for the new fiscal year that starts July 1, after an austere period that saw Zoom teleconferences replace the traditional off-island conventions previously attended by government officials and staff.
The Big Island’s film commissioner is optimistic there’ll be an uptick in spending this year from film, television and video and print advertising productions seeking county permits.
Another Big Island crop is under attack by an invasive species prompting the Department of Agriculture to issue a pest alert.
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.