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Attempted murder trial underway for a Kailua-Kona man who tried to kill a police officer in Kailua Village.

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Vaccine mandates mulled

As some mainland universities and institutions announce COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students and employees, discussions surrounding that possibility in Hawaii are ongoing across the state, Hilton Raethel, president and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, said during a livestream Friday.

Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls

HONOLULU — A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other animals on the uninhabited beaches stretching more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu.

Supreme Court hears arguments in Honua Ola’s appeal of PUC ruling

The state Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments in Honua Ola Bioenergy’s appeal requesting the high court order the Public Utilities Commission to vacate its July 9, 2020, decision that nullified an amended power-purchase agreement the Pepeekeo power plant had with Hawaiian Electric Co.

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