Hawaii County issues fireworks rules and closes Waipio Valley for July 4th.
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With the long July 4 weekend upcoming, county officials are stressing a safe celebration of the Independence Day holiday.
A Kailua-Kona man has been awarded The Carnegie Medal, considered North America’s highest civilian honor for heroism.
A revised final environmental impact statement proposing the reopening of West Hawaii’s coastal waters to aquarium fishing is poised to gain acceptance from the state Board of Land and Natural Resources.
The Honokaa Heritage Center has officially opened in its new downtown location at the historic Botelho building.
A day after announcing the state will relax COVID-19 travel and gathering restrictions on July 8 — when 60% of Hawaii’s population should be fully vaccinated — Gov. David Ige on Friday further explained his decision.
Almost a quarter-century after Big Island resident Alexa Russell sued Hawaii County to enforce Americans With Disabilities Act mandates in county parks, only six of the 16 facilities the county agreed to upgrade have been done, and the County Council will be asked to float $25.5 million in bonds to pay for the rest.
County officials still hope to get the stalled Kalanianaole Avenue improvement project finished by the end of the year.
Hawaii residents largely believe tourism is a net positive for the state despite its issues, according to a survey by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
HONOLULU — Three Honolulu police officers appeared in court on Friday to face charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Micronesian boy, the first cases of their kind against law enforcement in the city in more than 40 years.
HONOLULU — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months behind on their rent.
The Marine Mammal Center, the world’s largest marine mammal hospital, admitted an endangered Hawaiian monk seal from Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument at its hospital in Kailua-Kona the center announced Wednesday. The successful rescue and transport of PP08, a prematurely weaned female pup, was made possible thanks to the Center’s partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
A bill Gov. David Ige is threatening to veto and one he signed are the “winners” of this year’s Rusty Scalpel award from two public-interest groups.
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