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COVID-19 variants in Hawaii

COVID-19 variants account for a majority of new virus infections in Hawaii.

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Hawaii panel forecasts more tax revenue this fiscal year

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Council on Revenues on Tuesday sharply increased its tax revenue forecast for the state to reflect rebounding spending by residents and a growing number of tourists visiting the islands more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic first hit the state.

Hilo man faces numerous drug charges

A 52-year-old Hilo man was arrested Friday morning in the parking lot of the Cost-U-Less store on Kinoole Street and a search warrant was executed on his vehicle, leading to a litany of drug charges, according to court documents filed by police.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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