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Farewell, 2021

Hawaii says goodbye to 2021, a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Views expressed in this Hawaii Island News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 31 December 2021, 1250 UTC.

Content provided by “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”

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https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/category/hawaii-news/

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Goodbye, 2021: A look back to the year that was

As we bid a perhaps not-so-fond farewell to 2021, the novel coronavirus pandemic continued to be the most important story of the year, as it had been in 2020 — locally, statewide, nationally and worldwide.

Ige suspends law regarding public testimony

A new law setting stricter rules for governmental bodies holding remote meetings, including a requirement to provide a physical location for the public to testify, is supposed to go into effect Saturday, but Gov. David Ige has delayed that part of the new law in an emergency proclamation effective through Feb. 28.

Navy needs more time to flush Pearl Harbor drinking water

HONOLULU — Military officials say they need more time to flush jet fuel from their Pearl Harbor water system, but some of the 4,000 military families who were displaced because of contaminated drinking water could begin returning by the end of next week.

Ready to collect: New 3% hotel tax goes into effect Saturday

The county tax forms are in place, new government employees are being hired and the hospitality industry is ready to begin what Mayor Mitch Roth calls the “unacceptable but necessary” step of charging guests at hotels and transient vacation rentals an extra 3% starting Saturday.

Woman apologizes for Lake Waiau rock-throwing incident

A woman apologized Tuesday evening for posting photos and video earlier this month of large rocks being thrown into Lake Waiau atop Maunakea after her actions caught the attention of conservation managers and law enforcement.

NWS: Expect a rainy New Year’s Eve

If the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t enough to put a damper on New Year’s Eve celebrations, the rainfall predicted throughout the weekend might be.

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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).

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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