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22 new laws from 2022: Raft of new laws take effect
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.
Aloha, 2022: A look back at the year that was
It’s been said that to live on the Island of Hawaii is to deal with nature on steroids, so it’s no surprise that a volcano is the Tribune-Herald’s top news story of 2022.
COVID in 2022: Vaccines, at-home tests help lower infections
Fifty-six Big Island residents died in 2022 from COVID-19, according to state Department of Health data.
BYU offensive lineman Veikoso dies in construction accident
HONOLULU (AP) — Brigham Young University offensive lineman Sione Veikoso was killed in a construction accident in his hometown in Hawaii, family members said.
Maui police officer shoots, kills man holding weapon
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.
Burian named acting chief — for less than three weeks
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.
Nice weather forecast for holiday weekend
Most of the Big Island should be looking at perfect or near-perfect weather for fireworks, backyard barbecues and beach outings over the New Year’s holiday weekend.
Southwest: Normal flight operations to resume Friday
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.
Burian named acting police chief until Jan. 17
Assistant Police Chief Andrew Burian will serve as acting police chief from Friday until Tuesday, Jan. 17, when Benjamin Moszkowicz is sworn in as the new police chief.
County receives $2M state homelessness grant
Hawaii County has been awarded a $2 million grant from the state Ohana Zone funds to further homelessness relief programs on the island.
Change of Heart pilot program ends after just $300 diverted from panhandlers
A Hawaii County pilot program to divert spare change from panhandlers to nonprofits is coming to an end.
Police arrest 17 for DUI
During the week of Dec. 19-25, Hawaii Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence.
Public outreach events set for code updates
Hawaii County’s Planning Department has announced another round of public outreach meetings relating to an update of zoning and subdivision codes.
UH: Vog hurts student test scores
Volcanic smog, or vog, along with air pollution can hurt Hawaii student test scores, according to a new study from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the UH Economic Research Organization and University College London.
County offers ‘tree-cycling’ at multiple locations
The Solid Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Management is again offering “tree-cycling.”
Be mindful: Fireworks celebrations can impact veterans and pets
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.
Green extends emergency proclamation in response to air ambulance accident
Gov. Josh Green on Tuesday extended the emergency proclamation he signed Dec. 16 in response to the Hawaii Life Flight accident earlier this month.
Fireworks sales strong ahead of New Year’s festivities
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.
COVID impact to linger: Schools chief says it will be years before students recover academically
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.
Police: Missing California woman found
Police said Wednesday that Heather Heathman, a 42-year-old California woman previously reported missing, was found in good health at about 5 p.m. Friday in Hilo.