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State House passes budget bill

The state House of Representatives passes a two-year budget that avoids deep cuts in several programs.

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Uptick in travel

Visitor numbers continue to increase, although the number of people coming to vacation in the Aloha State is still lower than pre-pandemic arrivals.

Coffee quarantine expands to Oahu and Lanai

The state Board of Agriculture Tuesday approved the expansion of coffee quarantine areas to include the islands of Oahu and Lanai due to coffee leaf rust, a fungus that threatens Hawaii’s coffee industry.

Lawmakers advance bill to fund prison oversight group

HONOLULU — State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would grant additional funds for an all-volunteer corrections oversight commission that was granted powers in 2019 but has not had enough money to hire staff.

Police arrest two dozen for suspected DUI

Big Island police arrested two dozen motorists for suspected drunken driving March 15 and Sunday. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and one was younger than age 21.

Police ID man killed in Hilo crash

A 75-year-old Hilo man died following a crash involving five vehicles on Tuesday afternoon in the area of the Ainaola Drive and Mikokoi Street intersection in Hilo.

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