The Pahala Public and School Library closed for earthquake repairs.
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Streamlining the building permit process, cracking down on unpermitted structures, renegotiating the county’s composting contract, exploring public-private partnerships for wastewater processing and beefing up the Information Technology Department are the top recommendations of the Cost of Government Commission.
A new minimum term will be set for a former Hawaii Police Department officer behind bars since his January 2002 arrest for fatally shooting his 42-year-old wife in Waikoloa Village.
As new COVID-19 variants spread throughout the community, protection from previous infections and prior vaccinations is waning.
A legal challenge against the University of Hawaii’s rules for managing Maunakea cannot proceed until the Hawaii Supreme Court settles a question of legal procedure.
George Engle, 70, of Waikoloa, died Oct. 17 at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired National Park Service worker at Pu‘ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. Services to be held at a later date. Survived by sons Michael and Anthony Engle and Brexson Kamano, all of Honolulu; siblings Ruthie Dos Santos of Honolulu and Tom Ross of Waimea; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Oahu — The U.S. military said Monday it’s ready to begin draining 1 million gallons (3.79 million liters) of fuel from three pipelines as part of an initial step toward closing a World War II-era fuel storage facility that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor’s tap water last year.
Public frustrated by ban on trailers at transfer stations; department says new rules could be in place next year
County officials are once again hopeful that trailers could be allowed at certain county transfer stations by early next year.
A 21-year-old Kona man indicted in 2019 for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor on the grounds of a South Kona public school and subsequently indicted in connection with two later, unrelated sex assaults was found fit to stand trial after spending over two years at the Hawaii State Hospital.
Hawaii has a dearth of school psychologists, prompting some students to seek help from outside mental health providers.
Thirty-six U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Daniel Inouye joined members of the American Legion and Daughters of the American Revolution Saturday for a day of community service at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.
The selection process for the next police chief was the only agenda item under “unfinished business” for Friday’s meeting of the Hawaii County Police Commission in the council chambers in Hilo.
A 40-year lease extension sought by Prince Kuhio Plaza is in a legal quagmire between the state and federal governments, and most who testified last week at the Hawaiian Homes Commission’s monthly meeting opposed extending the lease for almost 39 acres of homestead land.
East Hawaii is home to some spook-tacular events next weekend and on Halloween.
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