Mountain View man sentenced to 13 years for meth trafficking.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Time for a break: 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.”
Kona woman killed in South Kohala crash
A 23-year-old Kailua-Kona woman died following a two-vehicle collision early Monday on Queen Kaahumanu Highway in South Kohala.
The Food Basket to develop ag innovation park in Hilo
The Food Basket is developing a large “agricultural innovation park” in Hilo.
Bill takes aim at ‘period poverty’
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.
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.
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.
Retirement savings bill heads to Ige
The state Legislature voted this week to pass a proposal for a state-run retirement fund program.
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.
‘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.
Kahele announces run for governor
U.S. Rep. Kaiali‘i Kahele officially entered the race to become Hawaii’s next governor during an event held Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island in Hilo.
Serving the community: Keakehe High football players help clean up Kona
Kealakehe High School football players got off the field to pick up trash along Ane Keohokalole Highway Friday afternoon.
Abortion rights activists rally in North Hawaii
About two dozen people rallied for abortion rights Saturday morning in Waimea.
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.
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.
Hele-On to operate state’s first hydrogen bus
The Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency, in partnership with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and U.S. Hybrid, has taken delivery of its first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered bus, which is intended for operation on Routes 202, 203 and 204 in Kailua-Kona later this spring.
Chocolates, living plants and flowers make great Mother’s Day gifts
This weekend is Mother’s Day and if you forgot any of those favorite women in your life, you are in real trouble! Trying to wrack your brains for just the right last minute gift can be frustrating. Chocolates are often a favorite gift, but why not go one step further and treat your loved ones to the Big Island Chocolate Festival on May 14 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriot Resort and Spa.
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