Hawaii County plans to provide wastewater treatment to Puna residents.
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Wastewater project eyed
Hawaii County is planning to provide wastewater treatment services to Puna residents, according to an environmental impact statement preparation notice published Sept. 23 by the state’s Office of Planning and Sustainable Development.
‘We can get much better outcomes’
A possible solution to decrease the revolving door of incarceration for people suffering serious mental illness and substance use disorder in Hawaii was proposed Thursday at a summit held by the state Judiciary at Keahuolu Courthouse.
Ironman week kicks off with Kona Town Fun Run
Ironman week officially kicked off Saturday morning with dozens of runners taking part in the Kona Town Fun Run on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.
‘We cherish this coast’
Hundreds showed up Saturday at the Waipi‘o Valley Lookout in the name of ocean access.
‘There’s going to be a breaking point’
After reading a state report highlighting abysmal conditions at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center, a Hawaii County Council member is urging the facility to be moved elsewhere.
State minimum wage raised to $12 an hour
Workers earning the state’s minimum hourly wage received a raise Saturday as the rate increased from $10.10 an hour to $12 an hour.
Could fewer fees help physician shortage?
Hawaii Island is short roughly 300 physicians, and statewide, that number is estimated to be well over 1,000.
Jury finds man guilty of sex assault of minor
A 45-year-old Kona man was found guilty of continuous sexual assault of a minor under the age of 14 and first-degree attempted sexual assault following a recent jury trial in Kona Circuit Court.
Frustration grows over Waipio: Groups that disagree about access will converge this morning at lookout
Two groups of people with differing views of who should be allowed access to Waipio Valley think an event today at the Waipio lookout will remain peaceful, although disagreements have led to tension in the past two weeks.
US defense chief in Hawaii amid distrust after fuel spill
HONOLULU — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Hawaii this week amid lingering community frustration and distrust after jet fuel from a military storage facility last year spilled into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water, poisoned thousands of military families and threatened the purity of Honolulu’s water supply.
Crash claims life of Kona man
A 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday near the intersection of Kealakaa and Kealakehe streets in North Kona.
Keahuolu Courthouse open Thursday
The Keahuolu Courthouse will be open for business as usual on Thursday while the Ironman World Championship occurs. Access to the courthouse will require using alternate routes, which may take additional time.
Kailua-Kona Public Library announces special hours
The Kailua-Kona Public Library will have modified public service hours this week due to the Ironman World Championship on Thursday and Saturday. The branch is located near the finish line, making access to the library difficult.
Solid waste facilities to close for Ironman
Due to road closures for the Ironman World Championship this week, the following Hawaii County solid waste facilities and services will not be available:
Alleged shooter, victim weigh in on Mountain View incident
Both the victim of a Monday night shooting in Mountain View and the man accused of being the shooter contacted police with differing accounts of the incident, according to court documents filed by police.
A surge of scams: Agencies offer advice on how to avoid falling for criminals’ tricks
The Hawaii Police Department and other agencies are warning people to be on the lookout for telephone and online scams from people claiming to represent legitimate organizations.
‘We’re all together’
Shortly after the award-winning Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy building at the University of Hawaii at Hilo was honored with a blessing ceremony in December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic struck, forcing many students to miss out on the innovative new structure.
‘It’s the least we can do’: Red Cross volunteers headed to Florida to assist with Hurricane Ian relief efforts
The American Red Cross Hawaii Region is deploying volunteers to help with relief efforts in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
New Maunakea board could be confirmed sooner than expected
A state Supreme Court ruling about felony prosecutions could prompt the state Legislature to confirm the board of a new Maunakea management agency much earlier than expected.
COVID reinfections top 10K
COVID-19 cases increased statewide by nearly 11,000 this week, but it wasn’t due to superspreader events.
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