Hawaiian Electric pilot program will subsidize electric vehicle chargers throughout the state.
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Pilot program aims to increase EV chargers
A pilot program by Hawaiian Electric will subsidize electric vehicle chargers throughout the state in an effort to improve charging infrastructure.
Tackling government inefficiencies: Cost of Government Commission makes recommendations
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.
State high court to determine burden of proof in Maunakea rules case
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.
Unexploded ordnance meeting slated today in Waikoloa
Members of the public are invited to a meeting today to learn about efforts to remove unexploded military ordnance from the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area.
Expert: Protection from early COVID vaccine shots ‘pretty much totally gone’
As new COVID-19 variants spread throughout the community, protection from previous infections and prior vaccinations is waning.
Hawaii holds the line in English, math testing
While national average test scores for English and math continued to decline following the COVID-19 pandemic, the scores of Hawaii’s fourth- and eighth-graders remained steady.
Judge modifies sentence for ex-cop who murdered wife in ‘02
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.
US military to begin draining Pearl Harbor pipelines
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — The U.S. military said Monday it’s ready to begin draining 1 gallons 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.
Getting the kids involved
Keiki from around the island participated in the Hawaii Youth Rodeo Ohana, or HYRO, in Honokaa on Saturday.
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.
Shortage of school psychologists has many students turning to private counseling to help with anxiety and stress
Hawaii has a dearth of school psychologists, prompting some students to seek help from outside mental health providers.
Amazon will use Hawaiian Airlines to operate cargo planes
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines will operate 10 cargo planes for Amazon.com starting next fall under a deal that could eventually involve more planes and give Amazon a 15% stake in the airline.
Extension of lease for Hilo mall in question
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.
Mauna Loa meeting draws concerns
Ocean View residents did not seem particularly reassured following a community meeting regarding a potential Mauna Loa eruption.
Kona man fit to stand trial for sex assault of student
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.
Commission hopes to find new police chief by end of year
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.
‘We are Hawaii’s ship’: USS Daniel Inouye anchors in Kailua Bay; sailors give back
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.
USS Daniel Inouye anchors in Kailua Bay
The USS Daniel Inouye dropped anchor Friday in Kailua Bay. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer of the U.S. Navy is named after the late-Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. The vessel will remain in Kailua Bay through Sunday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Bring fall color to your garden with flowering plants and trees
The weather is a bit crazy now. Temperatures remain warm but things are about to change. Fall has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere since the sun has moved south of the equator. The autumnal equinox for us is spring for those south of the equator. As the sun moves further from us, days are shorter and plants tend to slow their growth.
County election office’s mistake sends voters scrambling: Clerical error tells voters their ballots were received before they were sent
Erroneous text messages Thursday afternoon confused and alarmed some Big Island voters who were told their ballot had been “received, validated and accepted for counting,” even though many had not even received their mailed ballot when the notice went out.
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