Mortar round, grenades cleared from Waimea during ordnance search.
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Mortar round, grenades cleared from Waimea area during ordnance search
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has found eight hand grenades and a mortar round in and near Waimea this year while clearing unexploded ordnance from the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area.
Food Basket seeks funds as it prepares to bring back ‘Ohana Food Drops for December
The Hawaii Food Basket is trying to get ahead of the holiday season and stay stocked despite an uptick in people in need and rising food costs.
Ex-JROTC instructor sentenced to 14 years for child porn
HONOLULU — A former Junior ROTC instructor has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexually exploiting one of his Kauai high school students.
Around the world
Makua Lani Christian Academy students on Friday showcased their knowledge of selective countries and customs at the school’s International Day.
TAT sweetens county budget
Hawaii County’s new tax on hotels and short-term rentals helped sweeten county coffers to an extent unseen in previous years.
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.
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