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Redistricting Commission Begins Work

Some county council districts expected to grow, shrink under new census numbers.

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Ige issues mandate for state facilities

Gov. David Ige on Thursday signed an executive order that requires contractors and visitors at state facilities and on state property to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a negative test result prior to entry.

Petition seeks ban to coral-killing chemicals in sunscreens

The Center for Biological Diversity announced Thursday a coalition of 60 community leaders, conservation organizations, businesses, elected officials and academics has petitioned the federal government to ban three harmful, coral-killing chemicals from sunscreens and other personal care products. The petition cites scientific studies on the dangers to Hawaii’s coral reefs and coastal ecosystems posed by oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene.

Sister City program survives pandemic

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put pause to the customary travel among sister cities, but Hawaii County and local organizations have found workarounds to keep the relationships alive until officials can return to the skies.

Big Island meets Big Apple at Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is back after a year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic — and one of the designers with a show in the iconic event is a designer, kapa artist, kumu hula and Hawaiian cultural practitioner from Waimea.



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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