Hawaii Governor David Ige wants to invest $400 million to expand broadband internet across the state.
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The primary opponent to Honua Ola Bioenergy’s attempt to take its biomass power plant online called the company’s appeal to the state Supreme Court to halt Public Utilities Commission evidentiary hearings slated for next week “a last minute attempt to stop cross-examination of witnesses.”
Hawaiian Airlines is seeking to resume flights to Japan in the second quarter, a delay from the carrier’s earlier goal of restarting service in late March due to the omicron variant.
HONOLULU — A former building plans examiner with the Honolulu planning department pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking bribes in exchange for expediting the approval of permit applications.
Five Hawaii County police officers were fired and 21 others suspended without pay in 2021, according to the Hawaii Police Department’s annual disciplinary report to the state Legislature.
The annual Point in Time Count is underway on the Big Island with volunteers and advocates working to provide a snapshot of all those experiencing homelessness in the community.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige on Monday proposed refunding $100 to every taxpayer and dependent as the economy and tax receipts recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Tourism Authority has awarded grants to several local environmental and cultural organizations in a bid to preserve natural areas and enhance the role of Native Hawaiians in the industry.
KAHULUI — A reinforced fence has been installed around a Maui airport after a deer blocked a runway earlier this month.
The County Council last week rejected its second nominee to the Leeward Planning Commission in six months, saying the candidate, Shane Vincent of Waimea, would bring too much of a developer perspective to the board.
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.
Hawaii County has taken another step toward building a skate park in Hilo, but members of the skating community remain skeptical.
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