Justice Thurgood Marshall’s wife “Cissy” Marshall dies at age 94.
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Justice Thurgood Marshall’s wife ‘Cissy’ Marshall dies at 94
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cecilia “Cissy” Suyat Marshall, the wife of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who worked alongside the civil rights champion at the NAACP, died Tuesday at the age of 94, the Supreme Court announced.
Top cop search down to 5
The number of candidates in the running to become Hawaii County’s top cop is down to five.
HTA will host two meetings next week on the Big Island
The Hawaii Tourism Authority is inviting Big Island residents to share their mana‘o about tourism next week.
Hilo hosts the Holiday Classic
The Big Island Holiday Classic has returned to Hilo, bringing many men’s and women’s college basketball teams to the island to compete.
Kaloko property in ‘zoning limbo’ gets another chance
A 21-acre Kaloko Drive parcel that had been approved for rezoning 24 years ago got a new lease on life recently, when the Leeward Planning Commission agreed to a five-year time extension for the new owners to complete the conditions of the rezoning.
Flu, RSV cases on the rise
Virus season hit Hawaii early this year, with cases of flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, increasing in October and November.
East Hawaii could see high winds, possible flooding on Thanksgiving
Rainfall has been picking up as of late in East Hawaii, especially after nightfall, and there is daily rain in the National Weather Service’s seven-day forecast for Hilo International Airport.
County to partner with two ‘mentor’ cities to explore hydrogen energy opportunities
Hawaii County is partnering with cities in California and Japan to develop hydrogen energy technology as the state transitions toward carbon neutrality.
Pool of police chief candidates narrowed down to 21
The Hawaii County Police Commission met Thursday to address the selection of a new chief, but the panel isn’t any closer to choosing the new head of the island’s law enforcement following Paul Ferriera’s retirement on Sept. 1.
Early literacy program expands to Ka‘u
Hawaii’s first lady, Dawn Amano-Ige, together with state and nonprofit partners has expanded the ‘Ohana Readers program to Ka‘u.
Portuguese Chamber of Commerce breaks ground on cultural center
Community members and county officials attended the groundbreaking for the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Cultural and Educational Center on Saturday.
Council will not discuss hiring bills until next year
A pair of proposed bills that would loosen Hawaii County’s hiring criteria for the directors of certain departments will not be discussed until next year.
Christmas Tree Fundraiser returns
With a larger supply of trees and a new location, the Y’s Men’s and Women’s Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser is back for another year.
Battling ROD from above: Drone equipped with chainsaw allows researchers to take samples from trees
Drones with claws and chainsaws are flying over Big Island forests, thanks to the invention of a University of Hawaii professor.
HPD officers undergo Crisis Intervention Team training
About 20 Hawaii Police Department officers underwent a 40-hour training program in Hilo this past week aimed at de-escalating the potential for danger in encounters with people experiencing mental health or addiction problems.
Kuakini subdivision pits Hawaiian families against each other
One family’s attempt to subdivide a 5.29-acre parcel off Kuakini Highway has escalated into a battle with longtime Native Hawaiian inhabitants of the area.
Hilo mall lease in limbo
A requested 40-year lease extension for Prince Kuhio Plaza is on hold for now.
Ex-Hawaii guard sentenced to 12 years for assaulting inmate
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Hawaii prison guard was sentenced to 12 years in prison for assaulting an inmate.
Cockfighting ban challenge in US territories dismissed
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge dismissed a lawsuit by a man in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands challenging a ban against cockfighting in U.S. territories.
Kanoelehua Avenue partially closed due to downed power lines
The Hawaii Police Department at 8:36 a.m. issued an advisory to avoid Kanoelehua Avenue between Kahaopea Street and Ahona Place for the next four hours due to downed utility lines.
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