Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival canceled because of omicron surge in Hawaii.
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The Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival scheduled for Feb. 5 will not include in-person festivities this year.
HONOLULU (AP) — The median sale price for a single-family home on Oahu was over $1 million during the second half of 2021, a record high for Hawaii’s most populous island.
Almost 300 new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Big Island today, with more than 3,500 statewide.
Carnival Corp.’s Grand Princess is scheduled to be the first passenger cruise ship to arrive in Hawaii since March 2020.
The Big Island will gain an eighth seat this year in the state House of Representatives at the expense of Oahu, following an 8-0 vote Thursday by the state Reapportionment Commission.
HONOLULU — The Monsanto Company pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally using and storing agricultural chemicals in Hawaii, and will pay $12 million in fines.
HONOLULU — The Council on Revenues on Thursday predicted that the Hawaii’s general fund tax receipts will surge 15% during the current fiscal year through June as tourism recovers from the COVID-19 downturn.
UPDATE: Police say one lane of Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the 14-mile marker is now open.
The Big Island broke another record today after the Department of Health reported more than 500 new COVID cases on the island.
With the novel coronavirus pandemic entering a third year, state Sen. President Ronald Kouchi said one of the biggest challenges facing Hawaii’s economy is “continued restrictions on foreign travel.”
Most Big Island residents believe tourism is the most important pillar of the island’s economy, according to a 2021 survey.
The current surge in COVID-19 cases on the Big Island has resulted in a staffing shortage at West Hawaii’s largest hospital.
A proposed 90-unit affordable housing project in Hilo moved one step closer to reality Wednesday after a County Council committee approved a zoning change.
HONOLULU — Organizers of large indoor events on Hawaii’s most populous island must once again abide by crowd size restrictions as the omicron variant spreads throughout the state.
Grand jury selection will take place Thursday at the Hilo courthouse and Friday at the Kona courthouse, per 3rd Circuit Chief Judge Robert Kim.
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