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Ige signs seven bills

These new laws will move state closer to goals for 2050.

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9-1-1 system up and running

Hawaii Island police report that the technical issues affecting its communications center and 9-1-1 call system on Friday have been fully resolved.

Oahu sweeps Miss Aloha Hula

Here are the results of the 58th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival’s Miss Aloha Hula competition, held June 24 at Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo:

Prosecutor: Honolulu police killing of Black man justified

HONOLULU — Honolulu police officers’ use of deadly force was justified and no charges will be filed against them in a shooting that killed a Black man because an investigation found that he entered a home uninvited and physically attacked the officers, the city’s prosecuting attorney said Wednesday.

Vaccination incentives program extended

HONOLULU — As Hawaii slowly approaches vaccination benchmarks that will trigger loosened coronavirus restrictions, state officials are extending an incentive program to get more shots in arms.

Hawaii to receive millions for electric buses

The state Department of Transportation, partnering with the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui, will receive $5.15 million in new federal funding to purchase battery electric buses and charging infrastructure for each of the counties, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) announced Thursday.

‘We will definitely get there’

State health leaders are certain Hawaii will reach a point where 70% of its population is vaccinated against COVID-19, but the question of when that might happen remains unanswered.


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Russ Roberts

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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