Manta ray viewing in West Hawaii may be curtailed under proposed rules.
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Proposed rules would curtail manta viewing
Manta ray viewing in West Hawaii may be curtailed under proposed rules to be considered at future public hearings.
Fixes unveiled for Waipio road
A three-year Hawaii County plan to fully reopen Waipio Valley Road by mitigating its safety hazards was met with little opposition Wednesday.
Oahu man accused of stealing dead baby’s ID loses lawyer
HONOLULU — A former U.S. defense contractor on Oahu accused with his wife of living for decades under stolen identities of dead babies will get a new attorney, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Hawaii Artist Collaboration returns to Big Island
Creativity was in free flow Wednesday at woodworker Tai Lake’s property in Holualoa as 36 artists gathered for the Hawaii Artist Collaboration.
Big Island gets warning as Mauna Loa rumbles
HONOLULU — Officials are warning residents of the Big Island that the world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, is sending signals that it may erupt.
Hapuna to remain closed through early November
A popular South Kohala beach park and its cabins are closed through at least early November.
County seeks federal grant to build recycling program
Hawaii County is hoping to secure part of a $275 million federal recycling grant to pull the island out of its solid waste slump.
‘A critical piece of civic engagement’
The U.S. Department of the Interior will host its first formal consultation meeting with the Native Hawaiian community on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. HST.
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.
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