Former Hawaii County employee charged in affordable housing credit scheme.
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A former employee of the county Office of Housing and Community Development is set to enter a plea Monday in federal court on charges he took almost $2 million in bribes and kickbacks to influence affordable housing projects in West Hawaii.
Psychiatry and mental health counseling are the Big Island’s two most needed types of health care, according to an islandwide survey completed in March by Community First Hawaii, a nonprofit with a goal of improving access to health care throughout the state.
A 27-year-old man facing assault and robbery charges for a violent midday attack Sunday in downtown Hilo that hospitalized a 68-year-old man said the victim “got what he deserved,” according to court documents filed by police.
An agricultural technology company located at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority is growing seaweed in an effort to reduce cattle methane emissions around the world.
Hurricane Darby continues to weaken and is now a Category-1 hurricane.
Hurricane Darby, slowly weakening, entered the Central Pacific Basin earlier today.
The Kona coffee belt experiences its rainy season in the summer, and the rainfall there was especially bountiful in June.
A nonprofit group is moving forward with a $1.2 million restoration of the historic Bond Memorial Library building in Kapaau.
The Planning Department is recommending the county approve a five-year extension for a rezoning and special management area permit for a 65-lot single-family home development on 11 acres in Kapalaalaea, North Kona, that expired in February 2019.
Despite Hawaii’s high vaccination rates, keiki under 5 have not been showing up to get their shots.
The state is moving forward with a $15 million project to replace the 90-year-old Waiaka Bridge in Waimea.
Hospitalizations are down but deaths are up this week for individuals with COVID-19 throughout Hawaii County, a lagging indicator of the latest omicron surge.
Hawaii Volcano National Park grew by over 16,000 acres Tuesday after securing ownership of Pohue Bay in Ka‘u.
The state Department of Business, Economic Development &Tourism on Tuesday announced the launch of a new program to increase access to credit for small businesses and nonprofits.
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