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The Hawai‘i County Council gave a favorable recommendation to a bill that would establish a new governmental agency to lead animal control services in the county. It will have its first reading before council on Feb. 21.
Hawai‘i Fire Department released video of a two-story home in East Hawai‘i engulfed in flames on Monday afternoon. The cause of the blaze is unknown and crews have been unable to enter the structure as it is unsafe.
Hawai‘i Police Department released body-worn camera footage of a shooting that resulted in a suspect being injured. While the cameras don’t show the shooting itself, it shows the aftermath of officers rendering first aid.
Police are also seeking help locating a California man wanted on an outstanding warrant.
And on Kaua‘i, farmers and fishers are suing the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources arguing the state agency did not require an Environmental Impact Statement for a massive hydroelectric project, planned by Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative,
along the Waimea River.
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Step forward for proposed new animal control agency on Big Island By Tiffany DeMasters
Despite concerns about staffing and other issues, a proposed new government agency to handle animal control services in Hawai‘i County received a favorable recommendation by the Hawai‘i County Council.
Watch: Hawai‘i police body camera footage shows officers provide first-aid treatment to suspect following Hilo shooting
The Hawai‘i Police Department released body-worn camera footage of moments following a Hilo shooting last week that left a suspect injured.
Watch: Fire crews battle house fire in East Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i Fire Department first responded to a two-story home, located on Stainback Highway, at approximately 3:34 p.m. Video provided by the fire department shows the structure was engulfed in flames along with a vehicle in a car port.
Fishers, farmers sue Hawaiʻi state agency over West Kaua‘i Energy Project
West Kaua‘i farmers and fishers are suing the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources arguing the state agency did not require an Environmental Impact Statement for a massive hydroelectric project planned along the Waimea River.
Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative – the county’s electricity provider – is planning to rehabilitate existing reservoirs, roads and irrigation systems throughout the West Side with project partner AES, a Fortune 500 global energy company.
Man from California with outstanding warrant last known to be in Hilo
Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 53-year-old Thomas Bird, who is wanted for an outstanding warrant out of Orange County, Calif.
Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hana
Wednesday is “hump day” or the middle of the workweek for most people. So for Feb. 8, our “Hawaiian Word of the Day” is hana, which mean’s work.
Hahahana also means work.
Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Feb. 9-15
For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Feb. 2-8, find our comprehensive listing HERE.
Council adopts resolution seeking recognition of emergency dispatchers as first responders
Resolution 23-29, FDI states that, although 911 emergency services dispatchers are not physically at the scene of emergencies, they often face job-related stress. Information gathered and communicated by the dispatchers can mean the difference between positive and negative outcomes in an array of emergency situations, said Council member Sugimura.
Kauai Weather Forecast for February 08, 2023
Trade winds will ramp up today, becoming breezy and gusty state- wide through Friday as strong surface high pressure passes by north of the area. Wind…
Kauai Surf Forecast for February 08, 2023
Surf along north and west facing shores will gradually climb through the day today as a fresh long-period northwest swell builds down the island chain. Surf…