Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission held its final service on Wednesday.
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The temple bell tolled for the last time Wednesday at the Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission.
Hawaii County has taken another step toward building a skate park in Hilo, but members of the skating community remain skeptical.
Nearly four years later, an attempt to revitalize the heart of Hilo has almost completely halted after sinking into a governmental morass.
The state health director said she thinks “it’s a bit early” to say Hawaii’s surge of COVID-19 cases fueled by the omicron variant has plateaued.
Doroteo “Danny” Daquep Jr., 66, of Pepeekeo died Jan 10 at home. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a farmer and worked at the former Hamakua Sugar Co., Diamond Head Papaya, Mauna Kea Agronomics, King’s Court Pizza and Grill, and Island Fish and Chips. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 29) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Evalyn “Eva” Daquep of Pepeekeo; sons, Doroteo “Teo” Daquep III of Pepeekeo, Croford “Roy” (Nicole) Daquep of Hilo and Scott Daquep of Las Vegas; daughter, Dannielyn (Jereybe) Casil of the Philippines; brothers, Leopoldo “Poldo” (Sheila) Daquep of Paauilo, Antonio “Tony” (Irelan) Daquep of Maui, Nestor (Lelis) Daquep and Ruben (Carol) Daquep of Hilo; sisters, Leonila “Nelly” Guelguel, Ester Daquep and Lorna (Robinson) Agdeppa of Hilo; five grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces &nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Police arrested two people Friday after one of them allegedly rammed two taxpayer-subsidized police vehicles in Puna.
Kalei Kamauu and his partner left the Hawaiian Electric Co. baseyard on Kaiwi Street in Kailua-Kona around 6 a.m. Friday morning heading to Ocean View for a traffic control job with Kipapa Traffic Management when poles came crashing to the ground on Alii Drive fronting the Kona Reef.
HONOLULU (AP) — Only 51% of Hawaii public school teachers remained in the job after five years of work, according to a new report from the state Department of Education.
POIPU, Kauai (AP) — A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii. First responders removed about 2,000 feet of heavy-gauge line from the animal over the weekend when it was off the island of Kauai, The Garden Island newspaper reported. Authorities detached most of the gear but weren’t able to get all of it off before the whale moved on.
The state Land Use Commission on Thursday denied by a 6-0 vote an application by Connections New Century Public Charter School for a special use permit to build a campus on about 70 acres of leased agricultural-zoned state land in Hilo.
Maunakea plan approved: UH regents vote 7-1; document limits the number of summit telescopes to nine by 2033
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday approved a new Maunakea Master Plan despite opposition from some community members.
POIPU, Kauai (AP) — A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers opened a new session of the Legislature on Wednesday with House leaders proposing to raise the state’s minimum wage to $18 an hour and spend $600 million on housing for Native Hawaiians on the waiting list for Hawaiian homelands.
After years of false starts and aborted attempts, 2022 may be the year the Legislature finally passes a minimum wage hike, said a state lawmaker from the Big Island.