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Owner of slain horse seeks justice, responsible gun usage
Police said Friday they’ll forward their investigation into the shooting of a Honomu couple’s horse to prosecutors for possible charges when their probe is complete.
Hawaii Police Department working to fill 69 sworn positions
More than 14% of the Hawaii Police Department’s budgeted sworn positions were unfilled as of mid-September.
Missing school: Chronic absenteeism spikes across state
The state Department of Education reported chronic absenteeism, or students missing 15 or more days of school, more than doubled for the state during the 2021-22 school year.
County seeks volunteer board and commission members
Hawaii County is seeking resident volunteers to fill vacant seats on county boards and commission.
Draft EA predicts no impact for teaching telescope
A draft environmental assessment for a planned University of Hawaii teaching telescope at Halepohaku predicts no major impact to the environment.
‘I wanted to work in the space field’: Space Force commander inspired by Onizuka
A visit in the early 1980s by astronaut and Kealakekua native Ellison Onizuka to Waiakeawaena Elementary School turned out to be a life-defining event for at least one student of the Hilo school.
Swarm of earthquakes rattles Mauna Loa
A small seismic swarm is ongoing beneath the summit of Mauna Loa volcano.
Public comment requested on UH teaching telescope at Halepohaku
The University of Hawaii is requesting public comment about a draft environmental assessment for a new teaching telescope planned for Halepohaku on Maunakea.
Mauna Loa reopens Visitor Center
The Mauna Loa macadamia nut brand has reopened its Visitor Center in Keaau.
Hawaii economic report ‘pessimistic’; recession expected in 2023
Both the U.S. and Hawaii are headed toward a mild recession, according to a new report released today by the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii.
Public school enrollment down
Public school enrollment on Hawaii Island declined for a third straight year, according to data recently released by the Department of Education.
Police renew request for info on missing man
Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in finding a 47-year-old man reported missing in August 2020.
Bill would significantly boost funding to battle ohia disease
A federal bill that would more than double the state’s annual funding for rapid ohia death abatement has exciting implications, say state researchers.
High court mulls case involving Maunakea
The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday over who has zoning jurisdiction on Maunakea.
Accused killer to receive mental exam
A judge on Thursday ordered a mental examination for an accused killer.
Police: Road signs stolen from Highway 11
Police say that between Aug. 31 and Wednesday, numerous road signs were stolen from Highway 11 in in the areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pahala, Punaluu Black Sands Beach, Naalehu and Waiohinu.
Two men arrested for paintballing assault
Police arrested two men early Thursday after receiving a report of two men in a dark truck shooting paintballs at random people on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Officers contacted two separate victims with visible injuries consistent to that of being shot by a paintball.
Police: All lanes now open on Highway 130
UPDATE: All lanes are now open on Highway 130, police said.
Bill that would cover cost of removing abandoned vehicles passes first reading
A bill that would allow private property owners to remove free of charge abandoned or derelict vehicles from their land moved one step closer to fruition Wednesday.
Senators urge better care for US veterans
Hawaii County has two community outpatient clinics for veterans and two vet centers, meaning veterans on the island often have to travel, schedule a telehealth visit, or seek a community care provider to access treatment in a timely manner.
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