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Hearing over tainted Navy water ends without a ruling

HONOLULU — A hearings officer expects to issue a recommendation early next week on whether the Navy has to comply with Hawaii’s order to empty fuel from a massive storage tank facility blamed for contaminating Pearl Harbor drinking water.

Forecasters: Expect a wet Christmas

East Hawaii residents should expect the wet weather that’s drenched the windward side of the island for much of the month to continue through Christmas weekend.

Ige paints rosier budget picture

Gov. David Ige unveiled Monday his Executive Supplemental Budget for the next two fiscal years, which restores funding to agencies that previously had their budgets cut because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hearing starts in state’s order to de-fuel Oahu Navy tanks

HONOLULU — Officials with the state Health Department testified Monday about past problems with a Navy fuel storage facility blamed for contaminating Pearl Harbor drinking water, including corroding steel tanks, behind-schedule maintenance and tanks that haven’t been inspected in more than 20 years.

$500k Build Back Better grant to grow island food supply

Mayor Mitch Roth’s administration was so eager to put a $500,000 American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge to good use, it fast-tracked a resolution accepting the money to the County Council before the grant was officially approved by the federal government.

Man killed in Keaau crash

Hawaii Island police are investigating the traffic death of an unidentified man following a traffic collision early Monday in Keaau.

Man gets 10 years for extreme abuse case

A 27-year-old Honokaa man was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Friday for a series of domestic abuse incidents that took place between February and April.

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