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Climate Change comes to Hawaii


Hawaii’s heavy rain and floods cited as examples of climate change.

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Hawaii’s rains, floods cited as examples of climate change

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.

Wet weekend forecast for BI

A low-pressure cold front that caused flooding on Kauai late this week is forecast to make its way eastward through the island chain.

Last Waiki accomplice sentenced

A Puna woman’s criminal record could be cleared of a charge stemming from aiding Justin Waiki following the 2018 fatal shooting of a Hawaii Police Department officer if she stays out of further trouble.

Ige: No furloughs thanks to new virus relief

HONOLULU — Hawaii won’t need to furlough or lay off workers because the state will be receiving more financial help from the federal coronavirus relief legislation, Gov. David Ige said Thursday.

COVID-19 vaccination phase 1C starts Monday

The state Department of Health announces the state will extend vaccine eligibility to people age 65 and older and those who qualify as members of phase 1c beginning Monday, March 15.

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