The Lualai Halloween Spooktacular returned on Monday after a pause amid the COVID pandemic.
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Back in the spirit: Lualai Halloween Spook-tacular a hit
The Lualani Halloween Spook-tacular returned Monday after a two-year break amid the COVID pandemic.
Victims of affordable housing scheme start lining up
Hawaii County has declared itself a victim of an employee who pleaded guilty to stealing affordable housing credits, and its attorneys are asking the court to return property currently under forfeiture by the federal government.
Firebreak project to protect palila OK’d by land board
A proposed firebreak expansion project on Maunakea to protect the critically endangered palila has been approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources.
UH sets meetings to discuss tuition hikes
Five public meetings to discuss possible tuition hikes for the University of Hawaii system are set for November and December.
Police ID Puna crash victim
Hawaii Island police have identified the driver of the 2011 Mazda sedan involved in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Pahoa on Oct. 19 as 49-year-old April Buxton of Puna. The crash was reported at 10:13 p.m. in the area of Kahakai Boulevard and Welea Street.
Hilo man killed in motorcycle collision
Hawaii Island police are investigating a fatal traffic collision involving two motorcylces that was reported just after 6 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Kilauea Avenue and East Palai Street in Hilo.
Pilot, passenger statements describe Ka‘u helicopter crash
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a remote Ka‘u lava field during a sunset tour in June told investigators that the engine had been swapped out but three earlier flights that day were normal.
Report: State law successfully limited evictions during COVID-19 pandemic
A state-mandated free mediation program was a resounding success in preventing evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report.
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.
Council to consider exemptions for Waikoloa affordable housing project
Developers of the proposed Hoomalu at Waikoloa affordable housing project are asking the county to exempt them from three development requirements as a way to help keep the units affordable.
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
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).