Name change resolution shelved: Legislature sought to rename Captain Cook as Ka’awaloa.
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Name change resolution shelved: Legislation sought to re-designate Captain Cook as Ka‘awaloa
A resolution asking the Census to re-designate Captain Cook as Ka‘awaloa was shelved this legislative session.
Coffee labeling study bill awaits governor’s signature; USDA ups 2021-22 crop value to $61.9M
A bill setting aside funding to study the economic impact changing Hawaii’s coffee labeling requirements is awaiting Gov. David Ige’s signature.
Stiffer penalties ahead: Bill doubling prison term for fatal DUI crashes awaits Ige’s signature
A measure increasing the penalty on a person convicted of first-degree negligent homicide while driving under the influence of an intoxicant is one step away from becoming law.
John Cruz brings 25 years of ‘Acoustic Soul’ to Waimea
It’s been 25 years since John Cruz’s debut album, “Acoustic Soul,” won Contemporary Album of the Year at the 1997 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and Cruz claimed the Hoku for Most Promising Artist.
Bill would OK agricultural lease extensions
Farmers whose land leases are set to expire within the next 15 years will be able to apply for extensions under a bill passed last week by the state Legislature.
The Food Basket plans to build agricultural park to help ease food insecurity, help isle businesses
The Food Basket is developing a large “agricultural innovation park” in Hilo.
Judge orders no bail for Kona woman in drug case
A 44-year-old Kona woman facing federal drug charges will remain behind bars while the criminal case plays out.
Bill takes aim at ‘period poverty’: Measure would make menstrual products available in public schools
A bill requiring the state Department of Education to provide free menstrual products to public school students passed the state House and Senate on Thursday.
‘It’s been a long time coming’: Boys & Girls Club plans new Keaau campus
A new Boys &Girls Club campus is planned for Keaau with funding from state, federal and private sources.
Big Island DMV offices still working to alleviate backlog
Slow lines and limited appointments continue to hinder service at the Hawaii Department of Motor Vehicles.
‘A hui hou, Uncle Johnny’
Thousands paid their respects Saturday to Johnny Lum Ho in a celebration of the legendary kumu hula’s life and legacy.
Tax rebate awaits governor’s approval
A potential $300 credit on most taxpayers’ 2021 tax returns is still alive, with the proposal awaiting Gov. David Ige’s signature or veto.
Housing subsidies advance: Council likes the plan, just unsure how to pay for it
The County Council’s commitment to subsidize affordable housing was expanded last week to include moderate-income families making up to 120% of the average median income, meaning a family of three earning up to $92,520 annually could qualify for a two-bedroom home costing up to $539,000.
Kahele enters gubernatorial race
U.S. Congressman Kai Kahele today made his run to be Hawaii’s next governor official.
Ige to meet Japanese PM during trip
Gov. David Ige will meet with Japanese officials next week to encourage travel to Hawaii.
House arrest for Hawaii man accused of killing wife’s lover
HONOLULU — A judge ordered a Hawaii man into house arrest Friday after a prosecutor argued his wealth makes him a flight risk and he poses a danger to his wife after allegedly killing her lover.
Kona man dead after Thursday crash in Hawaiian Beaches
A Kona man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Hawaiian Beaches yesterday.
Nurses at Queen’s NHCH reject proposed contract
Nurses at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital this week rejected a proposed contract package pointing to unresolved “patient and staff safety concerns.”
Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population highest in decades
HONOLULU — The population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals has surpassed a level not seen in more than two decades, according to federal officials.
Retirement savings bill heads to Ige
The state Legislature voted this week to pass a proposal for a state-run retirement fund program.
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