Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress.
Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two males who were recently caught on video surveillance making fraudulent charges on credit cards at a Hilo business. The incident stems from a motor vehicle break-in that occurred on March 11 near Onomea Bay in Papa‘ikou.
One councilman’s request for the others to prioritize the top five capital improvement projects for their districts turned into a discussion Tuesday about whether the nine council members should stay focused on their own districts or take a countywide perspective.
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.
A state Senate bill that would bar the governor or county mayors from suspending requests for public records or vital statistics during a declared state of emergency passed its first committee hurdle in the House.
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.
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