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Proposed 2022-2023 CIP budget includes $64 million for two West Hawaii roads.

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County, Roth seek dismissal of Waipi‘o lawsuit

The Corporation Counsel has filed a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed last month against the county, Mayor Mitch Roth and Public Works Director Ikaika Rodenhurst over the closure of Waipi‘o Valley Road to all but a handful of people.

Hawaii County nears “high” COVID community level

The state Department of Health reported that Hawaii County entered its ninth consecutive week of increased COVID cases, bringing the total number of new cases for the county this week to 1,102. This is an increase of over 250 cases from the week before.

Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite COVID surge

HONOLULU — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren’t allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an in-person session. A reinstated mask mandate at skilled nursing facilities in Los Angeles County after 22 new outbreaks in a single week.

PUC again rejects Honua Ola

The state Public Utilities Commission has again rejected an amended power purchase agreement between Hawaiian Electric Co. and Honua Ola Bioenergy.

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