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Police seek leads on missing elderly man
Hawaii Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 76-year-old William Romeo Bishop Sr.
Bill seeks lifeguards for tour boats: Measure would also require vessels have AED onboard
A bill that would require certified lifeguards on boats that take tourists onto the water for snorkeling and other activities is again making its way through the state Legislature.
Discussion stresses importance of limiting light pollution
Environmental and astronomical experts are urging residents throughout the state to reduce outdoor lighting in order to prevent the spread of light pollution.
Diesel fuel spilled at Space Force telescope site on Maui
HONOLULU — The U.S. Space Force said about 700 gallons (2,650 liters) of diesel spilled at the site of an advanced space telescope on the summit of Haleakala volcano on Maui, the latest fuel spill involving the U.S. military in Hawaii.
DOH reports 11 new COVID deaths in state
Six more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Hawaii County since Dec. 31, according to the state Department of Health.
Waimea set to resume Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
The Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival is back for in-person festivities. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Officer kills dog in Pahala while serving restraining order
Police are investigating the discharge of a firearm by an officer in Pahala that resulted in the death of a dog late Saturday afternoon.
Police seek leads on 3 missing persons, suspect foul play
Police are seeking leads in the cases of three missing individuals, all from Puna, whom they suspect may have been the victims of foul play.
Lawmakers seek to lower blood alcohol threshold for DUI
Statewide in 2022, there were 117 traffic-related fatalities, a three-year high.
Bill would require public approval of Maunakea summit land use changes
Big Island residents might get more of a say over what happens on Maunakea under a new proposal in the state Legislature.
Judge lifts West Hawaii aquarium fishing injunction
An Oahu Circuit Court judge Monday lifted an injunction prohibiting the issuance or renewal of aquarium fishing permits for West Hawaii waters.
Upping the ante: State lawmakers introduce several gambling bills
A raft of gambling-related bills have been introduced in the state Legislature and have passed first readings on their respective chamber’s floors.
Police arrest, charge wanted Kona man
UPDATE: Police arrested Hudson Patrick Hooulu Sauer Monday and charged him with first-degree theft and four counts of auto theft.
Tax breaks urged for ALICE families: Gov. Green pivots from GET reform efforts
Removing the general excise tax on food and medicine might not be the best way to help struggling Hawaii residents, Gov. Josh Green said Monday.
Research: Type 2 diabetes on the rise for Hawaii’s youth; obesity a factor
Several studies conducted by Hawaii researchers are predicting rates of type 2 diabetes, as well as other chronic conditions, will increase dramatically in the coming years among youth statewide.
Lawmakers considering $250,000 settlement in case stemming from sexual assaults at Kona school
The state Department of Education is set to pay a quarter-million-dollar settlement in a 2021 case brought by a Big Island family alleging the agency failed to protect a female student from repeated sexual assault on a public school campus.
Lawmakers mull bill for bringing felony charges
A bill to codify how charges are filed in serious felony cases passed the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday.
‘This is my life’s purpose’ Hamakua sanctuary cares for nearly 100 animals
Five years since its inception, Magical Creatures Sanctuary has become home to more than 90 animals that were saved from slaughter, rescued from neglect, have special needs, or were orphaned or injured in the wild.
Kilauea Avenue rehabilitation set for this spring
A 2-year-long project to improve Kilauea Avenue in Hilo is expected to begin this spring.
Puna roads EA expected soon: County ready to push forward with work
After a year of waiting, the next step in the restoration of Puna roads severed by the 2018 Kilauea eruption is nearly complete.