Another COVID-19 vaccine booster option available in Hawaii.
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The state Department of Health announced Wednesday the monovalent Novavax COVID-19 booster is now available for residents 18 and older in Hawaii.
With Halloween approaching, the Hawaii Police Department is reminding the public to be aware of the dangers of fentanyl, which has been recovered by police during drug arrests across the island.
The Leeward Planning Commission on Thursday agreed with a bill requiring County Council authorization of time extensions to zoning ordinances, a measure that would replace the current practice of administrative time extensions approved by the Planning Department.
Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation said in a statement Thursday that Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 25, for vector control operations. As a result, public restrooms and amenities at the park will not be available during this timeframe.
Three illegal cesspools on the island have been shut down by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Arnold Martines, a Big Island native, has been promoted to president and CEO of Central Pacific Bank, one of the largest banks in Hawaii.
Hawaiian Electric is urging Big Island customers to conserve electricity this evening after a generator failure.
The Hawaii Police Department has been ordered to turn over records of its investigation into the accidental fatal shooting of an 11-year-old Boy Scout on Aug. 28 to the parents of the slain boy.
Dry conditions across Hawaii could persist during the wet season as La Nina is expected to continue.
United Airlines is set to end Hilo International Airport’s only direct route to the mainland.
A scoping meeting last week at Keaau High School about the future of wastewater treatment services for Puna residents drew fewer audience members than government officials and consultants.
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