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Kauai highway partially reopened


Hawaii officials opened part of a Kauai highway closed by a landslide.  The partially reopened road is available to local residents only.

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Kauai highway partially reopens after landslide

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials on Tuesday partially reopened a highway on Kauai that was covered by a landslide after heavy rains last week, reconnecting several small towns that had been cut off from the rest of the island.

Dr. Elizabeth Char was sworn in as Director of Health after unanimous confirmation by the Hawaii State Senate Tuesday morning.

Hawaii Police Department reported for the week of March 8 through March 14, police arrested 31 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.

Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth received the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday at the

The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased to 2,343 Tuesday with eight new cases reported.

Kokua for our Ohana brightens a dark year

Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hawaii Police Department has announced promotions of nine individuals to the rank of Sergeant/Detective effective Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

A Hele-On hub for Kona

Eleven Kailua-Kona locations are in the running for a centralized Hele-On bus hub, and the county wants to hear which one the public likes best, or if other sites would be better.

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