CIP funds help Hilo Medical Center: HMC gets $6.6 million for improvements.
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CIP funds bolster hospital: HMC gets $6.6 million for improvements
More than $6 million in state funds is headed to Hilo Medical Center for a series of expansions and upgrades.
Mountain View man sentenced to 13 years for meth trafficking
A 36-year-old Mountain View man was sentenced last month to 13 years in federal prison for using the U.S. Postal Service to distribute methamphetamine.
April brought abundant rainfall to some areas
April showers came as a welcome relief to the dry conditions that defined the first three months of 2022, at least on the Big Island’s windward side.
Five Big Island schools on tap for water testing
The second and final phase of a study testing drinking water for lead throughout Hawaii’s public schools will take place this month.
Puna man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2019 shooting
A 38-year-old Puna man pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony for a fatal shooting three years ago in Mountain View.
Kahaluʻu Beach Park to close for coral spawning
Hawaii Island’s Kahalu‘u Beach Park will be closed next week to beach- and oceangoers alike for anticipated coral spawning events and to give the popular site a rest from “chronic daily use.”
Woman killed in South Kohala traffic crash
A 23-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died after a two-vehicle collision early this morning on Queen Kaahumanu Highway in South Kohala.
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.
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