Hawaii Island reports 238 new COVID-19 infections as omicron variant fuels surge in coronavirus cases.
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State health officials reported 238 new COVID-19 cases Sunday on the Big Island as the omicron variant continues to fuel a surge in coronavirus infections.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a Saturday evening residential fire in Hilo.
Hele-On bus rides may be free for the next two years if a bill being discussed by the Hawaii County Council passes.
A 26-year-old Volcano woman will be sentenced later this month for multiple robberies and a brazen daylight parking lot incident in which two police officers discharged their service weapons.
HONOLULU — Hawaii has reported another day of near-record coronavirus cases, ending the year with a surging infection rate and hospitals on edge.
Mochi production at temples around Hawaii are usually a cooperative event with members before New Years, however with cases of COVID rising, missions have scaled back the annual event to a handful of individuals.
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.
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.
A Hawaii Supreme Court verdict regarding a Maui telescope protester could have implications for Maunakea protesters.
After paying their two sewer bills for more than two decades, owners of two contiguous lots on Alii Drive are arguing they should have had to pay only one sewer bill because the structure on one of the lots is an outbuilding, not an unoccupied unit as defined by the county.
Today may have the highest number of COVID cases in a single day on the Big Island since the beginning of the pandemic, county officials believe.
Big Island health care providers are reporting an influx of people getting their vaccine booster shots as the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus continues to sweep through the state.
The state’s health director said Wednesday she’s “very concerned about New Year’s” celebrations and hopes people will act accordingly to minimize the risk of spreading novel coronavirus infections.
The state Department of Education announced Wednesday that full in-person learning will resume during the second semester that begins next week.
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