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Helping Hawaii’s Homeless

Hilo Councilman Aaron Chung wants part of luxury tax on second homes dedicated to homeless programs.

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Accessed on 27 January 2022, 1133 UTC.

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Bills aim to improve broadband accessibility

After Gov. David Ige on Monday announced his intention to invest $400 million to expand broadband access throughout the state, a host of broadband-related bills were introduced in the state Legislature.

Honua Ola takes fight against PUC back to high court

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.”

Five county police officers fired in 2021

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.

Big Isle homeless count ongoing

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.

Police arrest 19 for DUI

During the week of Jan. 17-23, Hawaii Island police arrested 19 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

Summit eruption of Kilauea resumes

The summit eruption of Kilauea volcano inside Halemaʻumaʻu crater resumed this morning at 5:52 a.m., according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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