“Blessing for long-awaited tiny home village to help homeless on Big Island.”
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A blessing was held for the long-awaited tiny home village to help the homeless on the west side of the Big Island, with Hawaiʻi Gov. Josh Green in attendance. Construction of the access road will begin soon.
Today, we also have a story about the Hawaiʻi Countyʻs new police chief and prosecuting attorney saying they both plan to renew an effort to find the person who killed Dana Ireland decades ago after a man was exonerated and freed from prison this week due to DNA.
In other news, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nabbed another Hawaiʻi Island business with illegal large capacity cesspools, this time a car rental agency in Hilo; a man was charged with assaulting two police officers; and UH researches discovered a potentially fatal virus in dolphins and whales across the Pacific.
We also have another Volcano Watch. Mahalo for reading.
Blessing for long-awaited tiny home village to help homeless on Big Island
A blessing and groundbreaking was held on Jan. 26 for Kukuiola, the long-waited tiny home village and assessment center to help the homeless on the west side of the Big Island.
“This is a very awesome day,” Hawaiʻi County Mayor Mitch Roth told the crowd. “This is something many people have dreamed about and we’re seeing it happen in real life.”
Big Island police chief, county prosecutor committed to finding ‘Unknown Male No. 1’ in Dana Ireland case
Two days after a Big Island man was exonerated in the decades-long Dana Ireland murder case thanks in part to new DNA evidence, the island’s top cop and lead prosecutor are reaffirming their commitment to bringing those responsible for the December 1991 rape and murder of the 23-year-old Virginia resident in a remote section of Puna.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Hilo to pay $132,000 for illegal large capacity cesspools
EAN Holdings, operator of Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Hilo, will pay $132,000 to resolve the U.S. Environmental Protect Agencyʻs claim that the facility’s two large capacity cesspools violated the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Ocean View man injures two Big Island police officers during arrest for outstanding warrant
Two Hawaiʻi Island police officers were arresting Samuel Imaizumi of Ocean View for an outstanding warrant on Jan. 23, when Imaizumi tried to elude capture, injuring both officers, according to court documents.
Potentially fatal virus discovered in dolphins, whales across the Pacific
A novel virus, potentially fatal to whales and dolphins, has been discovered by researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi Health and Stranding Lab.
Prior to its discovery in 10 whale and dolphin host species across the Pacific, the virus was found in only a single marine mammal worldwide, a Longman’s beaked whale stranded on Maui in 2010.
Volcano Watch: Big Island volcano Kīlauea gets weighed using gravity measurements
This weekʻs Volcano Watch explains how scientists figure out how much magma is in Kīlaueaʻs magma reserve using measurements of gravity in different ways.
Hawaiʻi economist: Working from home likely to remain for post-pandemic Aloha State
After the height of remote work due to the pandemic in 2020, Hawai’i now has about 20% of its workforce still working remotely, at home or in a hybrid arrangement — and that may not change much in the future, according to Hawai’i economist Paul Brewbaker.
Bernard Brown sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for death of Moreira “Mo” Monsalve
A sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole was handed down to Bernard Brown, who was found guilty of second degree murder for the death of his ex-girlfriend Moreira “Mo” Monsalve.
Kauai Weather Forecast for January 27, 2023
Cool, dry and breezy northeast trade winds will continue over Kauai and Oahu through early Saturday, as cloudy and locally wet conditions persist near a…
State Rep. Jeanné Kapela introduces sex trafficking bill to protect keiki in Hawaiʻi
House Bill 550 would would require the Hawai‘i Department of Education to offer training for teachers, educational officers and school-based behavioral health specialists on sex trafficking prevention and response.