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Firefighters respond to two fires

Fire crews responding to an alarm in lower Puna faced both a vehicle and a structure fire in the same place.

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Ige defends state mask mandate

Gov. David Ige on Friday defended his decision to continue the statewide mask mandate despite recent recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Council meetings to remain closed to public this month

The Hawaii County Council plans to continue keeping council chambers closed to the public until at least April, despite Mayor Mitch Roth lifting all crowd restrictions for the county, and state legislative leaders announcing the state Capitol will be open to the public starting Monday.

Hilo hotel fire causes $2M in damage

The Hawaii Police Department has assumed the investigation of a Friday morning fire that caused an estimated $2 million damage to the shuttered Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel on Banyan Drive.

$600M for DHHL to be heard by money committees

Companion bills in the Legislature that would put $600 million in general revenues into a special Department of Hawaiian Home Lands fund to help Native Hawaiian beneficiaries acquire homes are scheduled for hearings today.

Connors: COVID fraud crackdown a priority

The top federal law enforcer in Hawaii said Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s announced crackdown on those responsible for stealing billions in coronavirus relief funds is a priority for her as well.

Maunakea measure unlikely to pass

A state House bill that would create a new management entity for Maunakea was approved Wednesday by three committees, but the legislation likely will be dead on arrival in the Senate.

Getting back to ‘normal’

With gathering sizes no longer limited on the Big Island, businesses are eager to return to normalcy but still face staffing woes.

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