Hawaii Island’s Hele-On bus system plagued by aging fleet, supply chain issues.
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Since the beginning of August, the Twitter feed of Hele-On, the County of Hawaiʻi’s public transport bus service, has been filled with notices of cancellations and delays.
Two time slots for Route 90 from Pāhala to the South Kohala resorts were canceled on Thursday. Route 103, the Waiākea Uka bus in Hilo, was delayed an hour at one point Wednesday. The remainder of Route 301, a Waimea circulator route, was canceled Wednesday afternoon. Route 2 from Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal in downtown Hilo to Kona was canceled Monday afternoon.
Humpback whales have returned to Big Island waters a little earlier than usual this season.
On Wednesday morning, the crew and guests aboard a tour vessel for Body Glove headed out from Kailua Bay on a snorkeling trip when they spotted what appeared to be a juvenile male whale in Keauhou near the area of End of the World.
The US Postal Service launched its new USPS Connect delivery services at 15 Post Offices across Hawaiʻi today, including the Kamuela, Pahoa and Kailua-Kona Post Offices on the Big Island.
USPS Connect is a set of four options to meet evolving business package delivery needs.
The Internal Revenue Service is sending special reminder letters to more than 9 million people who still could be eligible for a variety of key tax benefits.
The letters should arrive in mailboxes during the next few weeks. They are being sent to people who appear to qualify for the Child Tax Credit, Recovery Rebate Credit or Earned Income Tax Credit but haven’t filed a 2021 federal income tax return to claim them.
Big Island residents and visitors might notice the buzz of a helicopter next week as Hawaiian Electric conducts aerial inspections of transmission lines.
The quarterly inspections of the utility company’s major overhead transmission lines is scheduled for 7:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 17-20, islandwide. The inspections are meant to help Hawaiian Electric improve system reliability.
The Shops at Wailea announces Grammy-nominated and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning singer Josh Tatofi as the concert headliner on Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30-7 p.m.
New slides will be installed at the Kalakupua Playground in Haʻikū from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21, 2022. The playground will close during installation work. It will reopen Oct. 22.
High pressure northwest of the islands will move slowly east the next couple of days. This will support increasing and locally breezy northeasterly trade winds…
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).