Hilo’s ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is hosting an interactive dinosaur exhibit until 27 March 2022.
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RAWR! ‘Imiloa hosts interactive dinosaur exhibit through March 27
Dinosaurs have invaded the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo.
COVID testing contracts examined: County Council to get update Tuesday on testing and spending
TrueCare24 Inc., the company that last month lost more than 400 coronavirus test samples, was the lowest bidder of four vendors selected by the county and the least compliant with bidding requirements, according to an analysis of bid documents and purchase agreements West Hawaii Today received from the county in response to a public records request.
Longtime search-and-rescue K9 retires
A Hawaii Police Department investigator retired from the force Friday in order to spend more time getting belly-rubs and playing fetch.
US military faces crisis in Hawaii after leak poisons water
HONOLULU — A giant U.S. government fuel storage installation hidden inside a mountain ridge overlooking Pearl Harbor has provided fuel to military ships and planes crisscrossing the Pacific Ocean since World War II.
Hawaiian monk seal returns to Oahu following recovery
An endangered Hawaiian monk seal who had ingested fishing gear is back home on Oahu after receiving treatment at The Marine Mammal Center hospital Ke Kai Ola in Kailua-Kona.
High court denies Honua Ola appeal, calls it ‘particularly outlandish’
The Hawaii Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Honua Ola Bioenergy to delay evidentiary hearings that will be conducted by the state Public Utilities Commission.
Exoplanet transformations: Puffy planets lose atmospheres, become super-Earths
Astronomers have identified two different cases of “mini-Neptune” planets that are losing their puffy atmospheres and likely transforming into super-Earths.
Moving ‘away from eradication’: Bills urge DLNR to recognize importance of game animals
Game animals in Hawaii should be treated with more consideration, according to a series of bills introduced in the state Legislature.
More than a dozen Big Island nonprofits to receive HTA funding
Continuing its reinvestment in Hawaii’s communities, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has announced it is awarding $2.9 million in funding statewide to support 86 community-based projects, festivals and events through its Community Enrichment program for 2022.
Bill aims to speed up lease extension approvals in Kanoelehua Industrial Area
With some Hilo business owners having a hard time getting their leases of state land extended, a bill in the state Legislature seeks to cut the Board of Land and Natural Resources out of the process entirely.
Campaign fundraising off to a slow start: Local candidates begin gearing up for the 2022 elections
The last half of 2021 was generally a sluggish period for local campaign fundraising, with the exception of two candidates seeking new offices.
State lawmakers eye regulations for coffee labels
State lawmakers have renewed efforts to set tighter limits on using Hawaii location names to sell coffee. However, only one of five bills introduced this session aimed at protecting the $60 million industry has gained traction.
US Navy appeals Hawaii order to drain military fuel tanks
HONOLULU — Attorneys for the U.S. Navy on Wednesday appealed Hawaii’s order that it drain massive tanks that store fuel in the hills above Pearl Harbor, saying the state wrongly concluded the tanks posed an imminent threat that requires immediate action.
Judge rules in favor of Hawaiian Airlines vaccinations policy
HONOLULU — A U.S. judge on Wednesday denied an attempt by seven employees to block Hawaiian Airlines’ policy requiring workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination.
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 Red Hill 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.
COVID-19 isolation, quarantine facility opens on Oahu
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.
DOH launches COVID hotline
The state Department of Health has a new hotline for people with questions about COVID-19.
New COVID cases on Big Island less than 100 today
Only 74 new COVID cases were reported today in Hawaii County, the first double-digit number in more than a month.
Police ID three people who died in fatal crash on Sunday
Hawaii Island police have identified the victims of a traffic collision involving three vehicles that killed three people Sunday on Highway 11 in Glenwood near the 18-mile marker.
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