After court rejects eviction ban, race is on for federal help.
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BOSTON — The recent court ruling striking down a national eviction moratorium has heightened concerns that tenants won’t receive tens of billions of dollars in promised federal aid in time to avoid getting kicked out of their homes.
HONOLULU — Comments on social media about a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by Honolulu police have been so hateful that a Catholic priest, who hails from the same small Pacific island as the teen’s family, hesitates to repeat them.
University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA) astronomers will play an instrumental role in helping unveil the universe’s very first galaxies, more than 13 billion light years away. In April, NASA announced the first suite of science programs for its groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), set to launch in October. The IfA researchers are part of the “COSMOS-Webb” project, which will be the largest guest observer program in JWST’s first year of operation.
A small, private school in Kona recently took top honors in the National Space Society Space Settlement Contest administered by NASA Ames Research Center.
The Hamakua side of the Hilo Farmers Market has reopened for vendors and customers after being closed for more than a year.
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 Big Island is booming and home builders throughout the island are struggling to keep up with the demand.
WAILUKU, Hawaii — A man indicted for murder in the disappearance of his former Maui girlfriend is seeking to have the case dismissed.
HONOLULU — The wheels don’t fit the tracks on Honolulu’s beleaguered commuter rail project.
HONOLULU — New confirmed coronavirus infections have surpassed a threshold that calls for increased restrictions on Oahu, but Honolulu’s mayor wants to change the parameters of its tiered system to allow gatherings and businesses to stay open.
HONOLULU — A man who spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital for killing a woman was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for escaping from the facility in 2017 and flying to California before he was captured.
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