Hawaii County Council panel approves spending plan for $2.3 million in lapsed fuel taxes.
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Panel OKs spending plans for $2.3 million in fuel taxes
A County Council panel gave its OK Wednesday to spending plans for $2.3 million in excess and lapsed fuel taxes on Hawaii Island.
Demand for SNAP up; increase in Social Security benefits could impact eligibility
The number of people in Hawaii receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits has declined since hitting a record high in July 2021, but applications still remain well above prepandemic levels.
State sees increase in flu cases but decrease in RSV
Flu season started early this year as the number of cases rose again in December throughout Hawaii, according to the state Department of Health’s Influenza Surveillance Report.
Consultant finds numerous flaws in county’s building permit process
An investigation into Hawaii County’s building permit process found systemic flaws, but no real surprises, county officials said Wednesday.
Police: West Hawaii man still missing
Police have renewed their request for help locating a man last seen five months ago in West Hawaii.
Police try to unravel mystery of missing pedestrian, death of driver
Police are trying to piece together the details of a Friday night incident in Hawaiian Beaches in which a pedestrian disappeared after apparently being struck by an SUV whose driver collapsed at the scene and died later that night.
Police seeking missing pedestrian after bizarre traffic incident that left driver dead
Police are investigating an incident that occurred on Friday evening in Puna, which left an unidentified pedestrian injured and a vehicle operator dead.
Waimea couple charged for drug and fireworks offenses
Police on Saturday charged a Waimea couple with more than a half-dozen drug offenses as well as illegal fireworks violations.
Puna man dead after incident with police: Officers were trying to prevent an apparent suicide attempt
Police say three officers are on administrative leave with pay as the Hawaii Police Department investigates an incident Monday evening that left a 38-year-old Puna man dead.
Brazen heist: Stolen truck used in theft of ATM from Kona gas station
Two thieves were caught on video using a stolen government vehicle and tow harness to make off with an ATM early Sunday from a gas station in Kailua Village.
Back in play: West Hawaii golf subsidy program returns
Hawaii County’s subsidized golf program continues in 2023 at two West Hawaii locations.
‘Overwhelming support and love’: Community rallies to help police officer, family after house fire
A 15-year-veteran of the Hawaii Police Department whose home was heavily damaged by fire Friday evening said he and his family are “so grateful” for the “overwhelming support and love from the community.”
State and federal inspectors to examine damage caused by Mauna Loa eruption
A team of state and federal emergency management workers will travel to Hawaii Island this week to inspect damage and other impacts caused by the recent eruption of Mauna Loa.
Body found ‘burned severely’ inside banyan tree
An autopsy is scheduled for today for a woman whose badly burned body was discovered Monday on Banyan Drive in Hilo.
East Hawaii New Year’s babies
The first two babies born on Hawaii Island in 2023 arrived within minutes of each other on New Year’s Day.
Escaping the cold: Visitors descend on isle, HVNP as hometowns hit by winter weather
Thousands of visitors flocked to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park last week as a monster storm hit the mainland, killing more than 50 people and causing tens of thousands of flights to be canceled across the nation.
Council to consider excess, unspent gas taxes
Over $2.3 million in excess and unspent fuel taxes will be mulled this week by the County Council.
Hawaii health experts work to curb fentanyl deaths among younger people
In October, two weeks before her 15th birthday, a student from Kealakehe High School died of a drug overdose.
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.