The State Department of Health marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccination in the islands.
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By JOHN BURNETT
One year later, ‘vaccines are truly life-savers’
The state Department of Health on Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the islands.
Hilo man sentenced to 20 years for ‘unfathomable’ crimes against a minor
A 45-year-old Hilo man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for the repeated sexual assault of a minor between September 2011 and October 2017.
Hawaii officials urge COVID caution heading into the holidays
Despite COVID-19 cases rising yet again on Oahu, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says no changes to virus safety protocols are currently planned for the holidays.
‘Home for the HiloDays’ at the Palace this weekend
“Home for the HiloDays” is back this year with in-person and virtual options available for the three days of holiday performances this weekend.
$10M boost for Big Isle airports
Big Island airports will receive $10 million in federal funds for infrastructure improvements as part of a $246 million funding package for the state.
Man, 21, guilty of sexual assault
A 21-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in 2019 at a South Kohala campground was guilty Wednesday on all counts filed in the case.
Richards to seek state Senate seat
Kohala Councilman Tim Richards is planning to forego a final term on the County Council to run for the District 4 Senate seat vacated when the state Reapportionment Commission redrew the boundary lines on the Big Island.
Fed report details fatal Kauai helicopter crash in 2019
HONOLULU — The National Transportation Safety Board released an investigation report Wednesday on a fatal Hawaii tour helicopter crash that killed seven people.
Honolulu latest county to adopt a hotel tax
HONOLULU — Honolulu has become the latest Hawaii county to adopt its own hotel tax after Mayor Rick Blangiardi signed legislation adding a 3% surcharge to the state’s levy on short-term rentals.
Police charge Aloha Estates man with shooting death of neighbor
A 60-year-old Aloha Estates man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of his neighbor.
Home testing kits on tap: HMC will distribute Monday at Hilo Civic
Hilo Medical Center will be distributing 3,600 home COVID-19 testing kits at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium beginning Monday.
Plea deal reached in Christmastime carjacking
A 25-year-old Hilo woman has pleaded no contest to second-degree robbery in the violent carjacking in Puna of a visitor from Alaska on Dec. 27, 2020.
Closing remarks heard in sex assault case; deliberations begin
The fate of a 21-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in 2019 at a South Kohala campground is in the hands of the seven-woman, five-man jury.
More learned about massive black hole in Milky Way
Astronomers using an observatory on Maunakea have determined that the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy is, more or less, about as massive as they had previously thought.
Waikoloa man indicted for sex assault of child, 6
A Big Island grand jury has indicted a Waikoloa man on two sexual assault charges for alleged crimes against a 6-year-old child.
Another Revitalize Puna event set for January
The Hawaii County will hose a third Revitalize Puna community event on Jan. 11.
EPIC delay bumps up application deadline
Those who have applied for permits with the Hawaii County Department of Public Works have less time to pick up their approved permits than previously stated.
Police: Missing Puna man found
Police report that Ethan Bailey of Keaau, who was previously reported as missing, was found in good health in Hilo on Sunday.
Defense secretary monitoring Navy fuel spill
HONOLULU — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said he is monitoring the Navy’s handling of jet fuel contamination in its Pearl Harbor drinking water system.
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