Truck in deadly Maunakea crash might have been recalled for a braking issue.
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Truck in fatal Maunakea crash might have been recalled for braking issue
A pickup truck that skidded off a rainy Maunakea Access Road and plunged into a ravine Saturday, killing a 9-year-old girl and injuring seven others, might have been subject to a manufacturer’s recall for a faulty brake master cylinder.
Kauai: Out-of-state buyers drove up housing prices in 2021
LIHUE — An influx of out-of-state homebuyers and renters pushed up housing prices on Kauai last year, officials said.
Waimea man charged with burglarizing same Hilo house twice
A 28-year-old Waimea man is charged with several felony property crimes after allegedly burglarizing the same Hilo house on Dec. 30 and 31.
Investigation underway: State probing vandalism of Captain Cook Monument
An investigation is underway to determine the culprit behind an act of vandalism over the holiday weekend at the Captain Cook Monument on the shoreline of Kealakekua Bay.
New data shows Big Island due 8th House seat
The Big Island is due an eighth seat in the state House of Representatives, according to updated data provided to the state Reapportionment Commission.
Man’s body recovered from closed area within HVNP
A 75-year-old Hilo man died after falling from a closed area within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Sunday night.
Big Island reports record-breaking 359 new COVID-19 cases
The Big Island on Monday reported a record-breaking 359 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total case count since late February 2020 to 13,909.
What you can’t see: Homeless advocate takes to skies to map camps for outreach, Point In Time Count
Flying in a helicopter in the skies over North Kona, Linda Thomas-Vandervoort was able to assess West Hawaii’s homeless population from a different angle
Big Island reports 238 new COVID cases as surge continues
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.
Arson suspected in South Kona structure fire
Officials say a structure fire Saturday in Captain Cook was the result of arson.
No injuries reported after residential fire in Hilo
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a Saturday evening residential fire in Hilo.
Maunakea crash leaves girl dead, 7 injured
A 9-year-old girl is dead and seven injured following a single-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on Maunakea Access Road.
Another blow against Honua Ola
The state’s Consumer Advocate has filed a document with the Public Utilities Commission saying “due to remaining questions and concerns, it is unable to recommend approval” of Honua Ola Bioenergy, the nearly completed biomass power plant in Pepeekeo.
‘Hop on the bus and take a seat’: Bill would make Hele-On rides free thanks to grants
Hele-On bus rides may be free for the next two years if a bill being discussed by the Hawaii County Council passes.
Volcano woman to be sentenced for robberies, brazen parking lot incident
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.
Hawaii ends 2021 with record surge of COVID-19 cases
HONOLULU — Hawaii has reported another day of near-record coronavirus cases, ending the year with a surging infection rate and hospitals on edge.
Ringing in the New Year: Kona Koyasan Daishiji Mission carries on mochi-making tradition
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.
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.
Not ready yet: Public participation in meetings to continue remotely
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.
High court ruling could carry Maunakea ramifications
A Hawaii Supreme Court verdict regarding a Maui telescope protester could have implications for Maunakea protesters.
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