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Kahele seeks to lower blood quantum requirement for DHHL leases
U.S. Rep Kai Kahele has introduced a bill to reduce the Native Hawaiian blood quantum required for those wanting to succeed relatives who currently have a lease from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands or are on the application waiting list.
Battling the beetle: Officials propose release of wasp to fight coffee berry borer
Officials are proposing the release of a parasitoid wasp from Africa to assist in the fight against the invasive coffee berry borer.
Family, friends mourn woman killed in Maui shark attack
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Family and friends are mourning a Bellingham, Washington, woman who died in an apparent shark attack during a Hawaii vacation earlier this month.
Police continue search for missing Big Island man
Hawaii Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 31-year-old Gary Silva-Evangelista, who was reporting as missing.
Police nab 19 for suspected drunken driving
Hawaii Police Department officers arrested 19 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Dec. 12 and Sunday. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and one was younger than age 21.
Kudos for KOA: Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport takes No. 2 spot in analysis of 100 busiest airports
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole was ranked by Forbes Advisor as the second-best airport for holiday travel in the nation, the financial media outlet announced last week.
Housing scheme co-defendant seeks trial delay
A co-defendant in a federal criminal case involving alleged fraudulent use of Hawaii County affordable housing credits is seeking a postponement of the trial.
Storm takes a toll
About 800 Big Island residents were estimated to still be without power Tuesday afternoon following the “Kona low” storm that hit Monday.
Salvation Army struggles to meet fundraising goal
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Red Kettle Campaign, now in its 131st year, is struggling to meet its fundraising goal in Hawaii for the 2022 holiday season.
‘Terrifying’: Air passenger recounts crashing into ceiling
HONOLULU — Tiffany Reyes had just gotten back to her seat from the bathroom and was about to buckle her safety belt when Hawaiian Airlines Flight 35 dipped.
Two BI patients receive medical flights
Two Big Island patients received emergency air transportation this weekend despite a pause in air ambulance services by Hawaii Life Flight.
$17.3M to help bolster internet connectivity for Native Hawaiian communities
The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will receive $17.3 million in federal funding to expand internet connectivity in Native Hawaiian communities.
Green wants $50M for HMC
Gov. Josh Green is seeking $50 million for the expansion of Hilo Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit and Medical Surgical Unit.
Kona man to serve 20 years for sex assault of minor
A 45-year-old Kailua-Kona man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor girl.
Winter walloping: Strong cold front brings heavy rains, thunderstorms to Big Island
Severe thunderstorms packing torrential rain and even hail walloped areas of the Big Island on Monday as a strong cold front moved over the Aloha State.
UHERO: Tourism might help state dodge recession
Even as an economic downturn looms on the horizon, a University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization report predicts that the state will dodge an economic recession, if only barely.
11 people seriously injured amid turbulence on Hawaii flight
HONOLULU — Severe turbulence rocked a flight from Phoenix to Honolulu Sunday, seriously injuring 11 people in what an Hawaiian Airlines official called an isolated and unusual event.
November rainfall helps some parched areas
November seemed like a rainy month for much of the windward Big Island, but Hilo International Airport was the only official rain gauge in East Hawaii to record an above-average total for the month, according to the National Weather Service.
Storm moves in
Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to continue through today as a cold front moves over the state.
‘My life changed’: Property owners appeal steep increases in taxes
More than twice as many property owners appealed their tax assessments this year than last year, according to the 2022 report of the county Real Property Tax Board of Review.
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