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Vaccines Are Saving Lives


The State Department of Health marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccination in the islands.

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Accessed on 16 December 2021, 1134 UTC.

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$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.

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.

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