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As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated,” and the state Legislature is attempting to do just that with a bevy of new laws focused on ethics and other issues.
Fifty-six Big Island residents died in 2022 from COVID-19, according to state Department of Health data.
HONOLULU (AP) — Brigham Young University offensive lineman Sione Veikoso was killed in a construction accident in his hometown in Hawaii, family members said.
KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — A Maui officer shot and killed a man who advanced toward him with an unspecified weapon, police said. Officers responded to a report of a suicidal man at a Kahului home Thursday night, according to a Maui police news release. The first officer who arrived found a 29-year-old man wielding a weapon over his head. The officer fired his gun when the man moved toward him, police said. A police spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to an email Friday morning seeking additional details, including the type of weapon the man wielded. The man was taken to a hospital where he died. Police said his identity would be withheld for 24 hours to allow family to notify extended relatives and friends. The officer was put on administrative leave.
The Hawaii County Police Commission on Thursday unanimously selected Assistant Police Chief Andrew Burian to be the Big Island’s acting chief of police until Honolulu police Maj. Benjamin Moszkowicz is sworn in Jan. 17 as the department’s chief.
DALLAS — Southwest Airlines said it expects to return to normal operations Friday after slashing about two-thirds of its schedule, including canceling more than 2,350 flights Thursday.
A Hawaii County pilot program to divert spare change from panhandlers to nonprofits is coming to an end.
The Solid Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Management is again offering “tree-cycling.”
New Year’s Eve can be a stressful time for veterans suffering from PTSD and pets who are sensitive to loud noises as fireworks blanket neighborhoods with a barrage of bangs.
Gov. Josh Green on Tuesday extended the emergency proclamation he signed Dec. 16 in response to the Hawaii Life Flight accident earlier this month.
It’s that time of year when blowing off fireworks will light the Big Island skies Saturday night, although not everyone is excited about the long held tradition.
It could take three to five years for students to fully recover behaviorally and academically from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to state Department of Education Superintendent Keith Hayashi.