Hawaii’s heavy rain and floods cited as examples of climate change.
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HONOLULU — Heavy rains are part of the winter wet season in Hawaiian Islands. But the downpours triggering flooding that destroyed homes and bridges and set off mass evacuations on multiple islands this week are also an example of the more intense rainstorms officials and climate scientists say are occurring more frequently as the planet warms.
HONOLULU — Volunteers on Kauai’s north shore have launched a makeshift ferry service across a river after a landslide along a two-lane highway cut several towns off from the rest of the island.
A traffic stop Monday morning in Keaukaha led to numerous firearms and drug charges against a 43-year-old Hilo man, according to court documents filed by police.
A mental evaluation was ordered Thursday for a Kailua-Kona man accused of trying to carjack two vehicles and robbing a man of his cellphone before fleeing in a stolen utility vehicle in Keauhou.
The state Department of Health on Friday reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Hawaii Island, the largest number reported in the county since late January.
WASHINGTON — A year ago, the Navy encountered a formidable new adversary that appeared capable of crippling the service’s ability to deploy its fleet.
North Hawaii Community Hospital is scheduling vaccines for those 65 and older, and high-risk individuals 16-64, as defined by the DOH.
Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating two Ka‘u residents who are wanted on outstanding warrants.
HONOLULU — A community on Kauai that was isolated by storm-triggered landslides three years ago was once again cut off from the rest of the island on after a landslide cut across a key road.
Schatz to brief County Council on federal aid: County to get $36M in direct American Rescue Plan Act funds
Hawaii County will get $36 million to prop up a budget diminished by the coronavirus pandemic, and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is scheduled Wednesday to brief the County Council about how it can be spent.
Starting Monday, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to people 65 and older and those included in Phase 1C of the state’s vaccination plan, the state Department of Health announced Thursday.
HONOLULU — The new interim CEO of Honolulu’s planned rail line estimates the project is short $3 billion.