Kona seeing more rain than normal as rest of island dries out.
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Ample rainfall continues to fall over much of Kona sparing the area from drought that has taken hold of most the island.
Acting state Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble said Friday the Alpha variant of COVID-19, which originated in the United Kingdom, had been the predominant strain of the coronavirus on the mainland but has been surpassed by the Delta variant.
To protect historic lands from invasive goats, Hawaii officials will distribute the live animals to the public via a lottery.
A cost-conscious County Council balked at new construction code requirements that builders say could add at least $10,000 to the cost of building a home.
On Friday’s 100th anniversary of the signing into law of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act by President Warren G. Harding, the “groundbreaking legacy” of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole — champion of the law intended to provide homes for Native Hawaiians — was celebrated.
KAHULUI — Officials on Maui are moving quickly to implement a new tax on tourists.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers on Thursday passed amendments to several bills as requested by Gov. David Ige, including one that uses general funds to repay debt instead of federal COVID-19 relief funds.
The state Public Utilities Commission has reopened the docket for Honua Ola Bioenergy, formerly known as Hu Honua, the nearly completed biomass power plant in Pepeekeo.
An endangered native bird has been found on Maunakea for the first time in nearly 70 years.
The future of a virtual Social Security office at West Hawaii Civic Center is in limbo because of space constraints at the county building.
The number of surf schools allowed to operate and students in the water at Kahaluu Bay would be spread throughout the day under draft rules proposed by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
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