U.S. military finishes draining three fuel pipelines connecting Pearl Harbor to a fuel storage facility.
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US military finishes draining Pearl Harbor fuel pipelines
HONOLULU — The U.S. military said it’s finished draining three pipelines connecting Pearl Harbor to a fuel storage facility that last year spilled jet fuel into the military installation’s tap water and sickened 6,000 people.
Under the microscope: Researchers share knowledge and progress protecting anchialine ecosystems
The fifth International Symposium on Anchialine Ecosystems is underway on Hawaii Island, where more than 125 scientists, students, community members, and resource managers, from across Hawaii and around the world, have gathered to share knowledge and information about anchialine pools.
Astronomers discover closest black hole to Earth using Maunakea telescope
Astronomers using a Maunakea observatory have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth.
Council OKs zoning applications for Honokaa housing development
A proposed new housing development in Honokaa received support from County Council members and residents on Wednesday.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival kicks off today
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival returns in full-force starting today with 10 days full of musical entertainment, artisans and crafters, farm tours, games and activities for the whole family, great food, a cup full of coffee events, and much more.
Affordable housing project advances: Council panel agrees with exemptions for 229-unit project
An affordable housing project in Waikoloa got nine thumbs up Tuesday, signaling an easy approval when the County Council meets later this month to take a final vote on the plan.
Man charged for monk seal harassment
A 52-year-old man, who recently relocated to Hawaii from the mainland, was cited Tuesday by a trio of State and federal agencies after his dog was captured oån videotape harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on Oct. 10.
Gun bill advances: Despite flurry of amendments, legislation set for final council vote
After hours of considering, approving and rejecting more than half a dozen amendments, the County Council voted Wednesday in favor of a bill prohibiting concealed firearms in certain places.
Hawaii Radiologic at a standstill
Hawaii Radiologic Associates has been experiencing what it refers to as “technical difficulties” that have caused temporary disruptions to its computer systems, phone lines and website.
Hawaii Care Choices shutting down in-patient care facility
After a decade of service, Pohai Malama Care Center, a 12-bed inpatient hospice facility owned and operated by Hawaii Care Choices, will cease operations starting Nov. 18.
Hospital expands imaging hours due to Hawaii Radiologic closure
Kona Community Hospital on Wednesday that the Imaging Department is opening its appointment schedule to include weekend hours for outpatient imaging services.
Council kills property tax relief
A measure that would have provided property tax relief for properties not currently under assessment caps was soundly defeated Wednesday by a County Council majority.
US Navy wants public’s ideas on how to use Oahu fuel tanks
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — The Navy on Tuesday said it will ask the public how it should use a fuel storage facility in the hills above Pearl Harbor once it has finished draining petroleum from its massive storage tanks.
Public input sought on fishing regulations
A series of public meetings hosted by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will take place throughout November to review fishing regulations for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Monument Expansion Area, or MEA.
Council members urge state to help solve traffic and road woes
The Hawaii County Council is urging the Legislature to take steps to improve ailing roadway infrastructure on the Big Island.
Hawaii County has issued 19 gun carry permits issued since Supreme Court ruling
With 19 licenses to carry a concealed firearm issued and another 58 pending approval in Hawaii County, some Hawaii Island police officers are concerned they haven’t received proper training on encountering permit holders.
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.