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Huge Jump In Electric Bills Expected


Hawaii Island residents could see electric bills jump by 20% following U.S. ban on Russian oil imports.

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Agency: Helicopter nose-dived before crash killed 4

HONOLULU — The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a helicopter that crashed in Hawaii last month and killed all four people on board nose-dived from 200 feet above ground after it unexpectedly stopped while making a shallow left turn.

Police arrest 29 for DUI

During the week of Feb. 28-March 6, Hawaii Island police arrested 29 motorists for DUI. Nine of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

Roth issues statement following ban on oil from Russia

Mayor Mitch Roth issued a statement this morning urging Hawaii Island residents to be mindful of fuel and energy consumption following President Biden’s decision to ban oil imports from Russia due to the Ukrainian invasion.

Reapportionment Commission preps to defend against lawsuit

The state Reapportionment Commission on Monday created a special committee to help the attorney general defend it from a lawsuit filed by a citizen coalition challenging maps featuring new political boundaries for the state Legislature and U.S. House.

Bill could pay $100,000 to some on DHHL wait list

Companion bills that would appropriate $600 million of general revenues to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to help Native Hawaiian beneficiaries acquire homes passed unanimously Thursday in the Legislature’s money committees.

Pentagon to shut down Red Hill

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will permanently shut down the Navy’s massive fuel tank facility in Hawaii that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor’s tap water, and will remove all the fuel, the Pentagon said Monday.

Documents detail domestic assault in Hilo hotel

An argument early Friday evening at the bar of the Grand Naniloa Hotel escalated into a hotel room incident in which a man allegedly pistol-whipped a woman, forcefully shoved the gun’s barrel into her mouth and threatened to kill her, according to court documents filed by police.


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