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State law successfully limited evicticions during COVID-19 pandemic.

Views expressed in this West Hawaii News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 31 October 2022, 1342 UTC.


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In her shoes

On Saturday morning, dozens of men strolled through downtown Hilo sporting high heels.

Improvements at Ha‘aheo Elementary set for next summer

Ha‘aheo Elementary School completed an Environmental Analysis for a three-phase renovation and construction project on Oct. 23, with the report finding there are no archaeological features, rare or endangered flora, or other historic elements that will be impacted by the construction.

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.

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.

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