State eviction moratorium ends in three weeks.
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Vaccinating a village: 120 residents of the Miloliʻi Fishing Village receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine
It takes a village. When it comes to beating COVID, the Miloli‘i Fishing Village in South Kona took a big step forward on Saturday. Aided by partnerships from around the Big Island – including Bay Clinic, Community First, Pa‘a Pono Miloli‘i, Hui Malama Ola Na O‘iwi and the offices of U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele and Lt. Gov. Josh Green – the village has set the template for how to conduct a mass vaccination clinic in Hawaii’s most isolated communities.
A state moratorium on rent-based evictions is scheduled to end in three weeks, but nobody seems sure what will happen after that.
It’s all still a waiting game as Mayor Mitch Roth works on his proposed budget, with the county awaiting word from the state and the state awaiting word from the federal government before anticipated revenues become more solid.
Hilo’s existing tsunami evacuation zones are not sufficient to respond to a hypothetical megatsunami, according to a University of Hawaii researcher.
A year after the stay-at-home order was put in to effect to alleviate the spread of COVID-19 in Hawaii, life looks much different for many people in Hilo.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to downlist the ae‘o, or Hawaiian stilt, from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
A Hawaiian Airlines executive said Friday that people should be allowed to travel freely from island to island now that new COVID-19 cases are low.
The state Department of Health announced it will extend COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to people age 60 and older beginning Monday, March 29.
The 57th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival will take place June 24-26 at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo, festival President Luana Kawelu confirmed Thursday afternoon.
State Health Director Dr. Libby Char is “cautiously optimistic” Hawaii will meet a directive from President Joe Biden to make all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations no later than May 1, if the state continues to get a steady supply of vaccines.
Police have identified a 75-year-old Hilo man who died following a five-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon in Hilo as Franklin Dacanay.
The state Board of Agriculture on Tuesday approved the expansion of quarantine areas to include the Oahu and Lanai because of coffee leaf rust, a fungus that threatens Hawaii’s coffee industry.