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“A bill updating Hawaii County’s fire code…headed to mayor’s desk.”

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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.

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