Hawaii Island Special Olympics holds first big, in-person event since 2019.
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Making a comeback: Special Olympics holds first big, in-person event since 2019
Saturday morning was full of sweat and smiles as athletes competed in Hawaii’s first Special Olympics since 2019.
‘It’s still very much a seller’s market’: Median home sales price up 16%
Home sales on the Big Island are still extremely vigorous, but clouds are forming on the horizon for prospective local buyers.
Rain gauges still below average in first quarter of the year
Most of the Big Island has experienced some April showers, but through March, not a single official rain gauge measured average rainfall.
Pride of America to return this week
The Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America said it has reached an agreement to resume sailing to the Big Island.
Input sought on PTA lease
The U.S. Army is requesting public feedback on a draft environmental impact statement that will determine whether part of the Pohakuloa Training Area will remain under Army management.
Honomu ag project breaks ground
State and county officials broke ground Friday on the first phase of a subsistence agricultural development in Honomu.
Change to Maunakea bill gives joint authority to UH, new state entity
A bill to reorganize the management of Maunakea has been changed yet again.
Ready, set, go! Scouts ascend on Waimea for return of Pinewood Derby car racing
Scouts from around Hawaii Island ascended upon Waimea on Saturday for the first Pinewood Derby car race since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic over two years ago.
Sticker shock: Businesses beg for property tax relief
Hawaii Island business groups, facing steep increases in property values, are clamoring for relief from taxes set forth in a record high $689.9 million budget proposed by Mayor Mitch Roth.
Arrested Hawaii official accused of lying about education
HONOLULU — The head of training at the state Department of Public Safety was arrested on allegations that she lied about her educational background.
Delay crops in case of man accused of sexual assault
A 21-year-old Kona man indicted in 2019 for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor on the grounds of a South Kona public school and subsequently indicted in connection with two later, unrelated sex assaults remains in custody at the Hawaii State Hospital awaiting another competency hearing.
Oahu beach suspends camping to protect nesting turtles
HONOLULU — Honolulu and the Marine Corps are suspending overnight camping at an Oahu beach to protect sea turtles that nest on the shoreline.
Tourist dies after fall from cliff on dangerous Oahu trail
HONOLULU — A visitor to Oahu fell off a cliff and died Wednesday while hiking a ridge line trail near a mountain summit on the east side of Oahu.
107 new COVID-19 cases reported in past week
Some 107 new COVID-19 cases were reported during the past week on Hawaii Island, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency reported in its weekly update Wednesday. Since February 2020, there have been a total of 26,341 coronavirus cases reported on the island.
Coast Guard identifies victim of fatal boating incident; nearly $29K raised to support victim’s family
U.S. Coast Guard officials Thursday identified the victim of a fatal boating incident Monday evening as a 54-year-old Kailua-Kona woman.
Commission authorizes amended power agreement for PGV, Hawaiian Electric
Amendments to a power purchase agreement between Puna Geothermal Venture and Hawaiian Electric have been approved by the state, with some conditions.
Council approves harsher penalties for owners of dangerous dogs
The Hawaii County Council on Wednesday passed a bill that would impose steeper penalties on owners of dangerous dogs.
Honolulu bans commercial activity on some Oahu beaches
HONOLULU — Officials in Honolulu have banned commercial activity on some popular Oahu beaches.
‘The details are frightening’: Results of Access to Care survey presented to council
Doctors on the Big Island can’t afford to take patients who have Medicare and Medicaid due to low reimbursement rates.
Waikoloa timeshare project wins council approval
Some 900 new timeshares are expected to be popping up at the Waikoloa Resort starting within five years, following County Council votes Wednesday approving rezoning that will do away with nine holes of golf and add affordable housing for workers.
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