Governor Ige signs proclamation allowing interisland trips by vaccinated travelers.
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Gov. David Ige Friday signed the 20th proclamation on COVID-19 to allow inter-county travelers vaccinated in the state of Hawaii to bypass the pre-travel testing and/or quarantine requirement starting May 11. The state’s Safe Travels platform went online Friday, allowing travelers to upload their travel information and vaccination data.
The Hamakua side of the Hilo Farmers Market has reopened for vendors and customers after being closed for more than a year.
All state-owned light vehicles must be fully electric by 2035 under a bill that successfully passed through the state Legislature this year.
The Big Island is booming and home builders throughout the island are struggling to keep up with the demand.
A waitlist for low-income families to apply for housing vouchers has closed, potentially for up to two years.
Toby Taniguchi, president and chief operating officer of KTA Super Stores and a longtime business and community leader on Hawaii Island, was appointed to the board of directors of Hawaiian Electric.
Dante Orpilla spray paints a mural Thursday at a building on Keawe Street in Hilo. Orpilla modeled the painting after Kristina Waiau of Hilo, who dances hula. Orpilla and other artists are attempting to paint more murals to decorate downtown with color to celebrate Merrie Monarch this June.
The Big Island, as well as the entire state, remains under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Saturday.
The threat of thunderstorms and heavy rain, as well as a half-foot of snow over the Mauna Loa and Maunakea summits, has prompted watches for the entire state, including the Big Island, starting this evening and continuing until early Saturday.
The state Department of Health is advising consumers to dispose of or return selected 15-ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans, 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Black Beans and 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Chili Beans.