Case of slain horses referred to prosecutors for possible charges.
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Case of slain horse referred to prosecutors for possible charges
The fatal shooting of a Honomu couple’s horse last month is now in the hands of prosecutors.
5 or older?
The state Department of Health formally recommended Wednesday that everyone 5 or older get COVID-19 bivalent boosters.
Board: Nonresponsiveness is not an ethics violation
A non-response from government officials to emails and telephone calls isn’t necessarily a violation of the ethics code, the county Board of Ethics said Wednesday in denying a resident’s call to penalize 14 top officials for ignoring his warnings about what he saw as the danger of face masks and vaccines during the coronavirus pandemic.
Staffing crisis forces hospital’s cancer center to turn away new patients
Kona Community Hospital has temporarily stopped accepting new patients in its medical oncology and chemotherapy infusion clinics, forcing those needing care to travel to Waimea, Hilo or Honolulu for treatment.
Beach parks to close for archeological preservation, ADA work
A pair of popular North Kona beach parks will close starting Oct. 31 for up to eight months for an array of improvements.
EIS for aquarium fish collecting approved
The agency charged with protecting the state’s natural resources has approved an environmental impact statement supporting the harvesting of tropical fish for the aquarium industry despite ongoing litigation over the issue.
Dry season ends: E. Hawaii lacked rain while W. Hawaii saw above-average rainfall
The last month of the dry season was emphatically so for the windward Big Island, and the National Weather Service’s only official rain gauge to measure rainfall in double-digits in September was in Kona’s coffee belt, which experiences its rainy season in the summer.
Hawaii won’t cooperate with states prosecuting for abortions
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige signed an executive order Tuesday that aims to prevent other states from punishing their residents who get an abortion in the islands and stop other states from sanctioning local doctors and nurses who provide such care.
Saddle Road EIS terminated
The long-sought Daniel K. Inouye Highway extension in West Hawaii has hit another roadblock.
State seeks to improve access to Hilo Harbor
The state Department of Transportation Harbors Division is seeking to acquire almost 10 acres of privately owned land on Kalanianaole Street near the entrance to the Port of Hilo.
Wanted: Ant samples from residents’ yards
Residents are urged to be on the lookout for little fire ants during what the state Department of Land and Natural Resources has called “Stop the Ant Month.”
Kimball named chairwoman, Inaba vice chairman of incoming County Council
Hamakua Councilwoman Heather Kimball has been selected chairwoman and North Kona Councilman Holeka Inaba vice chairman of the new County Council that will take office in December.
Mayor touts joint Waipio effort
Hundreds braved a rainy Wednesday night to attend a meeting at Honokaa Gym about Waipio Valley Road with Mayor Mitch Roth, Public Works Director Steve Pause and Heather Kimball, District 1 councilwoman.
A success story
A native plant thought to be extinct in the wild has been reintroduced in West Hawaii after surviving specimens were found by chance last year.
Mayor says 2-day running of Ironman World Championship in 2023 not set in stone, though race officials are moving forward
A two-day running of the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona in 2023 is not set in stone, Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth said Friday.
Going home: Advocate, police help homeless man, 70, reunite with family
A 70-year-old homeless man has been reunited with his family on the mainland thanks to the efforts of an advocate and Hawaii Police Department community policing officers.
A telescope for all: UH-Hilo observatory could be available to the general public
A teaching telescope planned for Halepohaku could be shared equally between students and the general public.
Moving on from disaster
Four years after her home and business were destroyed in the Kilauea eruption, Kieba Blacklidge has finally been able to move on.
‘It really is just a matter of transparency’
The Windward Planning Commission has recommended passage of a bill that would require the County Council to approve any time extensions for rezoning applications.
Police officer charged following domestic dispute
Hawaii Island police have charged a 28-year-old North Kohala patrol officer with abuse following a domestic dispute at a residence in Ainaloa on Oct. 1.
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