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Bill would require DOE to provide free menstrual products in schools
The state Senate Committee on Education has advanced a bill that addresses menstrual equity and “period poverty” in Hawaii.
Roth: Large in-person events will return this year
Mayor Mitch Roth is confident large in-person events can be held later this year as COVID-19 numbers decline statewide.
A wage boost — with extras: House measure would hike minimum pay rate, provide help to low-income families
Even as a Senate bill that would raise the state minimum wage to $18 an hour races through the state Legislature, state representatives are throwing their support behind a competing but similar bill in the House.
Legislators want to make Hawaii more crypto-friendly
A series of bills introduced in the state Legislature aim to push Hawaii’s financial markets into the 21st century.
Oahu opens new COVID-19 isolation, quarantine facility
HONOLULU — Officials on Hawaii’s most populous island of Oahu have opened a new facility for COVID-19 patients who need a place to isolate or quarantine.
Input sought for Honuaʻula Forest Reserve management plan
The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking input on a draft management plan for the Honuaʻula Forest Reserve that will guide management priorities for the area over the next 10 years.
Police nab 17 for suspected DUI
Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Jan. 24 and Sunday. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and two were younger than age 21.
Hawaii Island OHA trustee steps down
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee Keola Lindsey has vacated his position.
US military to appeal Hawaii’s order to drain fuel tanks
HONOLULU — A top U.S. military official said Monday the Defense Department will appeal Hawaii’s order that it drain fuel from a massive tank farm that leaked petroleum into the Navy’s water system and contaminated Pearl Harbor’s tap water.
40k open building permits set to expire as county streamlines permit process
More than 40,000 open building permits, some dating back 40 years, will be declared null and void if permit holders don’t act soon, as the county continues its transition to an online permit system.
State: Amplifier short circuit caused siren malfunction
A spokesman for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said a malfunctioning emergency warning siren that sounded in error Saturday night was caused by an amplifier in the siren apparatus that had short-circuited.
Hawaiian monk seal transported from Oahu to Kona for care
A new patient is receiving care at the world’s largest marine mammal hospital in Kailua-Kona.
Undercover police explored for illegal Hawaii fireworks
HONOLULU — An undercover police unit is among the ideas Hawaii lawmakers are considering to tackle illegal fireworks.
Measure would fund survey of sites for Puna Makai Alternate Route
State Rep. Greggor Ilagan has introduced a bill that, if passed, would order and fund site surveys to identify the most suitable location for an alternate road to lower Puna makai of Highway 130.
Group aims to expand Maui coqui eradication efforts
WAILUKU — A group fighting invasive species on Maui wants to expand efforts to eradicate coqui frogs near a popular surfing spot before the animals spread.
Three killed in three-vehicle crash
Three people were killed Sunday in a three-car crash on Highway 11 in Glenwood.
Hawaii’s Teacher of the Year is a finalist for national award
Big Island teacher Whitney Aragaki has a chance to be the National Teacher of the Year after dedicating her career to teaching science at Waiakea High School.
Bill aims to protect endangered species
A measure introduced in the state Legislature aimed at protecting endangered animals from new development is 25 years in the making, said a Big Island legislator.
Quality control: Hawaii Wai Ola provides community access to water testing data
A new dataset, made public this month by Hawaii Wai Ola, gives community members access to high quality, open-source water quality testing data dating back to June 2020.
Water Board OKs consultant to chase federal money
With the prospect of more federal money becoming available for infrastructure funding, the county Water Board recently approved $75,000 to hire a consultant to go after some of it.
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