Text messages implicate Higa in federal embezzlement case.
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Text messages between Stacy Higa and a former associate who pleaded guilty to a scheme to embezzle $600,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds show Higa allegedly offering to teach the associate how to “launder money” and “funnel cash.”
The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association — in partnership with Hawaii County, KTA Super Stores, Malama Ia Hawaii, Community First, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and the Grand Naniloa Resort — will host a COVID-19 vaccination drive for Big Island hospitality workers from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Hilo Hawaiian.
Hawaii next week will lift travel restrictions for domestic travelers who have been vaccinated on the mainland, but keiki under 12 must still test negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival.
The Department of Water Supply on June 23 announced the top artworks from the nearly 150 posters Hawaii Island schoolchildren entered in the Department’s third annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest.
Faculty from the Hawaii Community College Accounting and Business Technology Programs will present details about the associate degree programs and what students can expect if they enroll during a virtual event from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6.
HONOLULU (AP) — The entrance fee for a popular Hawaii snorkeling spot will more than double for tourists starting this week.
An audit released Thursday by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found what it called “critical deficiencies” at veterans cemeteries in Hilo and Makawao, Maui.
More than a month after announcing public schools in Hawaii will open fully for daily-in person learning in August, state Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said face-to-face instruction will be the “primary mode of instruction” when students return for the new academic year.
Public comment is being sought by the state on plans to install day-use mooring buoys at two popular manta ray diving sites off the Kona Coast.
With the long July 4 weekend upcoming, county officials are stressing a safe celebration of the Independence Day holiday.
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