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More COVID-19 Cases In Hawaii


Over 100 new COVID-19 cases reported on Hawaii Island during the past week.

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Accessed on 14 April 2022, 1222 UTC.

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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)

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.

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.

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.”

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