Over 100 new COVID-19 cases reported on Hawaii Island during the past week.
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Over 100 new COVID cases reported in past week
There have been 1,327 new COVID-19 cases in Hawaii over the past week, according to state Department of Health data. Of the new weekly cases, 160 were reported on the Big Island.
Ordnance removal enters next phase
Digging will begin later this month in Waimea to search for unexploded military ordinance.
Polynesian voyaging canoes dock in Hilo
Rain poured as voyagers sailing on Hokule‘a and Hikianalia docked in Hilo on Wednesday afternoon.
Fire snarls traffic
Traffic was slowed to a crawl Wednesday afternoon on Queen Kaahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona after a brush fire broke out makai of the major thoroughfare near the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority. The fire, reported about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, scorched about 5 acres before firefighters could get the blaze under control. County firefighters were assisted by volunteer firefighters and Chopper 2 in dousing the flames. No injuries were reported. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Vaccinated Honolulu mayor tests positive for COVID-19
HONOLULU — Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi tested positive Wednesday for COVID-19, his office said.
Tourism official: Japan-Kona flights to return late this year
Direct flights between Japan and Hawaii Island are expected to resume late this year, and there’s talk of a third operator entering the market with service to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole.
Council digs into budget: Unknown if property tax relief is on the horizon
It remains to be seen whether Mayor Mitch Roth’s administration will be able to provide property tax relief while still balancing its budget, officials told the County Council on Tuesday.
Lava recovery update given
Construction on the Pohoiki Boat Ramp could begin by mid-2023, if all goes well.
‘A sacred place’: Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens reopens
Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden was flourishing with life Saturday, hosting its first plant sale since closing down in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effort to rename Captain Cook remains alive
A resolution asking the Census to re-designate Captain Cook as Ka‘awaloa has crossed over to the state Senate.
Divide remains wide on Maunakea measure
A bill proposing a new state agency to manage Maunakea lands has passed its final reading in the state Senate.
Five hospitalized following two-car crash on Daniel K. Inouye Highway
Five people were hospitalized following a two-car crash Tuesday morning on Daniel K. Inouye Highway in East Hawaii.
Hilo couple drop restraining order against Ezra Miller
HONOLULU — A Hilo couple have dropped their petition for a temporary restraining order against actor Ezra Miller, who is known for playing “The Flash” in “Justice League” films and allegedly harassed patrons of a karaoke bar in a Big Island town last month.
Ige doesn’t anticipate return of mask mandate
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said Monday he is not currently considering reinstating a mask requirement for public indoor spaces.
Man pleads not guilty to sex assault charges
A 34-year-old Waikoloa man is set to stand trial in August after pleaded not guilty to seven sexual assault charges, including six committed against a minor, as well as endangering a minor by providing the victim in the case with marijuana.
Kawauchi seeks legal fees in police case
Former Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi, now a private practice attorney, went public last week with her case against the county as she tried to clear the name of retired police captain Chadwick Fukui, whose charges in a 2017 case were dismissed by a judge.
Honey production down, but beekeeping on Big Island remains popular
Honey production across the U.S. and Hawaii dropped in 2021, however, the beekeeping industry and craft remains popular on the Big Island.
Governor supports tax rebate proposal
Gov. David Ige on Monday said an agreement by lawmakers to triple his original rebate proposal to the state’s taxpayers and their dependents is “a great move for our community.”
Four busted for planting ‘kanaka garden’ on state land in Hilo
A longtime Hawaiian sovereignty activist and three others were cited Sunday by Department of Land and Natural Resources enforcement officers for their third attempt to plant what they call a “kanaka garden” at Wailoa State Recreation Area in Hilo.
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.
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