Some county council districts expected to grow, shrink under new census numbers.
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Redistricting Commission gets to work: County Council districts expected to shrink, grow under new census numbers
The numbers are in, and the county Redistricting Commission is beginning its work redrawing County Council district lines to accommodate population growth reported by the 2020 census.
Residents needing to renew their driver’s license face months of waiting due to a backlog of appointments at the county Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division.
Health care workers can stay at select Big Island hotels and resorts for free under a new program intended to show appreciation for overworked nurses, doctors, first responders and others.
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.
HONOLULU — An officer with the Honolulu Police Department said he has been suspended without pay and faces termination for not complying with the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
The state Department of Health today reported 429 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, including 52 on the Big Island.
Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel and the Country Club Condo Hotel could be replaced by Hilton franchises under redevelopment proposals submitted to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
State leaders on Wednesday unveiled the Hawaii SMART Health Card, which will launch Friday.
The removal of two Maunakea telescopes will have no significant impacts on the environment, according to reports by the state Department of Health.
Fire Chief Kazuo Todd told the Hawaii County Fire Commission during its monthly meeting Wednesday that a firefighter from a Pahala volunteer company was severely injured Friday while fighting a long-burning underground fire in Ka‘u.
HONOLULU — Researchers have completed a comprehensive online map of the world’s coral reefs by using more than 2 million satellite images from across the globe.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s teachers union has filed two grievances against the statewide public school system over pandemic working conditions.
HONOLULU — A resort in Waikiki will be the first in Hawaii to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all employees and guests.
State leaders today unveiled the Hawaii SMART Health Card.
The state Department of Health today reported 380 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 infections statewide, including 95 on the Big Island.
Financial constraints have forced the state to shelve for now extending Daniel K. Inouye Highway in West Hawaii.