Hawaii Governor Josh Green “aims to end tax on food, medications.
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Green aims to end tax on food, medication
HONOLULU — Gov. Josh Green took the oath of office on Monday and immediately vowed to address homelessness and housing, and ask the Legislature to help eliminate the state’s tax on food and medication.
National Guard activated to assist with traffic control amid Mauna Loa eruption
Now-former-Gov. David Ige activated the Hawaii National Guard on Monday to assist Hawaii County with traffic control during the Mauna Loa eruption.
Hawaii geologists skeptical about claim eruption was forecasted
Hawaii volcanologists have raised eyebrows at University of Miami researchers who claim to have predicted the current Mauna Loa eruption.
USS Arizona survivor: Honor those killed at Pearl Harbor
HONOLULU — USS Arizona sailor Lou Conter lived through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor even though his battleship exploded and sank after being pierced by aerial bombs.
Unexploded ordnance prompts hours-long closure of lava-viewing route
The discovery of an unexploded ordnance Sunday morning prompted the temporary closure of the recently established lava-viewing route along Old Saddle Road.
Keiki of Da Aina Bamboo Fishing Tournament draws over 120 anglers
Over 120 keiki took over the shores of Old Kona Airport Park Saturday morning for the third annual Keiki of Da Aina Bamboo Fishing Tournament.
Volcanic risk: 2020 report could be key in avoiding disaster
After the lava flows from the 2018 Kilauea eruption took out more than 700 homes and cost tens of millions of dollars in road reconstruction and land buyouts, the county spent more than $2 million on a consultant to conduct an islandwide volcanic risk assessment as well as a Kilauea recovery plan.
Let it snow! Community turns out for Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade
Hundreds of holiday revelers lined the streets of Waimea for the 62nd annual Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade held Saturday evening.
Legacy of lava
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory research geologist Frank Trusdell is considered an authority on Mauna Loa.
More progressive County Council to be sworn in Monday
There’s a new day coming for the Hawaii County Council, with a freshly minted chairwoman, three freshman members, newly named committees and a more progressive agenda.
Lighting up the holidays
The holidays officially kicked off Friday night with the lighting of Parker Ranch’s 150-foot tall Cook Island Pine tree in Waimea.
Still ‘huge destructive potential’
State and county agencies continue to prepare for the impacts of a possible closure of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
After Hawaii crash, NTSB calls for inspection of helicopters
Federal officials investigating a helicopter crash in Hawaii are urging U.S. and Canadian regulators to require immediate inspections of Bell helicopters that are commonly used by air tour operators, law enforcement and air ambulances.
Mauna Loa lava flow front about 2.7 miles from Daniel K. Inouye Highway
A lava flow traveling north toward the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) has reached relatively flatter ground and slowed down significantly over the past couple of days, as expected, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Friday.
Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii history shows stopping lava not easy
HONOLULU — Prayer. Bombs. Walls. Over the decades, people have tried all of them to stanch the flow of lava from Hawaii’s volcanoes as it lumbered toward roads, homes and infrastructure.
‘Tis the season: Holiday parades return in full force
‘Tis the season for a lighted parade in Kona.
County opens lava-viewing route
Lava watchers can get a closer and safer view of the Mauna Loa eruption through an alternate route intended to reduce parking on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
Mauna Loa eruption continues; advance of largest flow appears to have slowed
The Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa continues, with two active fissures feeding lava flows downslope, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Thursday morning.
Planning ahead: Officials, utilities, transportation companies look to lava flow for clues
Daniel K. Inouye Highway, known to many government officials as DKI and the locals as Saddle Road, is more than just a strip of pavement nearly bisecting the island. It’s a lifeline, carrying workers, goods and even trash from one side of the island to the other.
Lava oozes toward highway; Ige mulls National Guard activation
As lava flows ever closer to the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Gov. David Ige on Wednesday said he is considering activating the Hawaii National Guard.
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).