A bill that would create a new state agency to manage Maunakea is still alive in the State Senate.
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Maunakea bill still alive in Senate
A bill that would establish a new state entity to manage Maunakea might have dodged a bullet.
Police ID man killed in February traffic crash
Police have identified the driver killed in a single-vehicle traffic crash Feb. 5 on Highway 19 in Papaaloa as 69-year-old Dean Cowell of Carson, New Mexico.
Oahu man dies after crash on Saddle Road
A 53-year-old Oahu man died Friday, four days after a single-vehicle crash on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
County offers home repair loans
The Office of Housing and Community Development is accepting applications to its Residential Repair Program.
Police: Neighbor dispute led to attempted murder charge
Police have charged a 61-yearold Kurtistown man with attempted murder following a neighbor dispute early Monday in the Tiki Gardens subdivision off Ainaloa Boulevard in Puna.
Police: Love triangle led to shooting
The victim of an early Saturday morning shooting in Pepeekeo told police he and the alleged shooter’s girlfriend had engaged in “sexual activities” at the makai cul-de-sac on Sugar Mill Road and were leaving when the woman’s boyfriend rolled up and shot him, according to court documents.
Hawaii Supreme Court to hear reapportionment dispute today
Attorneys for the state Reapportionment Commission and a citizen coalition challenging its maps will square off today in oral arguments before the Hawaii Supreme Court.
‘Photosynthesis at its best’: Cyanotech adds two new solar systems
Cyanotech has doubled-down on its commitment to renewable energy with the recent addition of two new solar systems to power operations at its 96-acre aquaculture farm in Kailua-Kona.
‘What you know, not who you know’ County auditor says new controls should curb favoritism in county hiring
It took more than four years, but the county has finally implemented a whistleblower hotline, one of the recommendations of a scathing 2017 audit that found questionable hiring practices in county government.
Back to the brew: Kona Brewers Festival returns amid ongoing pandemic
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Kona Brewers Festival returned Saturday albeit on a smaller-than-normal scale with just a quarter of the attendees, breweries and restaurants.
Dry wet season increases fire risk
The prolonged dry spell during what is usually the rainiest time of year continued to plague Hawaii Island in February.
A wiliwili good time: Festival brings community together to celebrate iconic tree
While the wiliwili may not have been in bloom Saturday, the community was blooming with excitement and cheer at the 11th annual Wiliwili Festival in Waikoloa Village.
Next Bayfront Trails phase slated to be finished this year
Work on the long-awaited next phase of the Hilo Bayfront Trails project should be complete by the end of the year, a county official said.
Onishi pushes back on retirement fund bill
A bill that would establish a state-managed retirement fund program for employees might be dead on arrival unless proponents make fundamental changes to how it operates.
Minimum wage bill crosses over to Senate
A bill that would raise Hawaii’s minimum wage has reached the halfway point of its journey through the state Legislature.
EPA plan would limit downwind pollution from power plants
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan that would restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas with smog-causing pollution they can’t control.
Documents detail what led to body in concrete in Oahu tub
HONOLULU — A 23-year-old man killed his 73-year-old lover, tried to make it look like a suicide, poured cement over his body in a bathtub and planned to fraudulently take ownership of his car and home in one of Oahu’s most exclusive, gated communities, police said in court documents filed Thursday.
Small snag in lava buyout program
The county’s program to buy back properties destroyed, damaged or isolated by the 2018 Kilauea eruption has not been significantly delayed by a missing agreement with the state.
Hilo Medical Center opens 2nd catheterization laboratory
After three years of planning and construction, Hilo Medical Center has opened its second catheterization laboratory.
Planning Committee advances Waikoloa timeshare project
An array of promised community benefits was enough Tuesday to propel a Waikoloa Beach Resort timeshare project out of a County Council committee with a positive recommendation.
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