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Department of Health Influenza Surveillance Report says “flu season starts to peak.”

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Flu season starts to peak

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.

Demand for SNAP benefits ‘increased by 40%’

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.

2022: A Year in Review

As the Big Island welcomes in 2023 with hopes for prosperity and success, West Hawaii Today is taking a moment to look back on the big events of 2022. Here are the Top 10 news stories as voted by the newsroom.

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