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Fisherman statue removed

The controversial statue left Liliuokalani Gardens Friday, and will be repositioned within a week.

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Distance learning offered at some BI schools

With a new school year nearing and COVID-19 case counts currently climbing, the state Department of Education this week published a list of schools that will offer distance learning options when students return Aug. 3.

Officials finalize in-person learning plans

With less than two weeks until students are set to return to classrooms, state health officials are working to finalize updated safety guidelines for schools and educators are preparing for the new year.

Two arrested on robbery charges

Hawaii Island police on Saturday announced the arrest and charging of 25-year-old Travis Ka‘iliwaioli Yoshito Demello-Oda, of Hilo, with robbery and an array of other offenses following two separate armed robberies that occurred on the Shipman Beach Trail in Kea‘au. Police also charged 29-year-old Devin Lloyd Saragosa-Taoy, of Kea‘au with two offenses in relation to one of the robberies.

Green touts money for shots

Lt. Gov. Josh Green said people should receive $50 for each COVID vaccine shot they receive in order to boost vaccination rates as COVID cases continue to mount.

Kiwikiu: Still alive

A remarkable discovery on Wednesday is providing a morale boast and hope to the dozens of experts working to save kiwikiu from extinction. One bird, released into the Nakula Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on the leeward slopes of Haleakala, was found alive and well, after being thought dead for 605 days, the Department of Land and Natural Resources said.

Young athletes serve up end-of-summer fun

A group of young athletes put on a show for spectators Friday afternoon on the volleyball court at Coconut Grove Marketplace. Konawaena volleyball coach Ainsley Keawekane put the athletes through a series of drills at a youth volleyball clinic, one of various clinics run daily throughout the summer. In addition to the youth clinics, the Keauhou Volleyball Association puts on handful of tournaments at Coconut Grove Marketplace; on the schedule for next weekend are the Queens of the Court and Kings of the Court tournaments, set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening. (Photos by Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Man sought in connection with Ocean View property crimes

Hawaii Island police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who is being sought for questioning in connection with a stolen moped and other property crimes occurring in the Ocean View area of Ka‘u. His image was captured on video surveillance.

Kailua pier to close nights starting July 28

The Department of Land and Natural Resources on Friday announced a temporary closure of the Kailua Pier beginning on Wednesday July 28, daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. During the closure, entering the pier will be prohibited. People violating the closure can be cited, fined, or arrested.

State tops 40,000 COVID cases

The state surpassed 40,000 COVID-19 cases Friday with the Department of Health reporting 233 new cases statewide.

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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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