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Bill looks to install photovoltaic panels over school playgrounds
Lawmakers are considering a bill to install photovoltaic panels over playgrounds at all state Department of Education schools.
Committee OKs repeal of ‘dance hall’ codes
A county council committee voted in support of repealing an archaic part of the county code regulating dance halls.
County reports two new COVID-19 deaths
Hawaii County reported two new COVID-19 deaths this week, according to data from the state Department of Health.
Academic adviser: ‘Period poverty’ law a success
In 2022, a law was passed requiring all public school campuses in the state to provide free menstrual products.
Big Island under high wind alerts
The National Weather Service has posted a high wind warning “over and downwind of the Kohala Mountains” until 6 p.m. Friday.
Business district pushback
Downtown Hilo business owners expressed strong opposition Tuesday to a proposal to create a business improvement district.
Former Maui official gets 10 years for taking $2M in bribes
HONOLULU — A former Maui County official was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for accepting $2 million in bribes from a Honolulu businessman in one of the biggest bribery cases in Hawaii history.
New rigs needed: County looks to lease semi-trucks for cross-island rubbish hauling
Hawaii County is moving forward with securing new semi-trucks to continue hauling rubbish from East Hawaii to West Hawaii.
Police arrest 17 for suspected DUI
Hawaii Police Department officers arrested 19 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Jan. 30 and Sunday. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash.
Space Force vows ‘above and beyond’ cleanup of Maui spill
WAILUKU, Maui — The U.S. Space Force said a power surge during a lightning storm likely caused a mechanical issue that allowed about 700 gallons of diesel fuel to spill last week at the environmentally sensitive and culturally important summit of Haleakala on Maui.
Measure to establish dedicated animal control agency heads to County Council
A bill creating an Animal Control and Protection Agency in Hawaii County is headed to the full County Council for consideration.
Maui firefighter dies after being swept into storm drain
WAILUKU, Maui — A firefighter who was swept into a storm drain while responding to a storm on Maui died over the weekend, officials said.
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard writing book on leaving Democrats
NEW YORK — Tulsi Gabbard, the former Democratic representative from Hawaii who clashed often with her party and eventually left it, has a memoir coming out Oct. 10.
Code update reveals archaic rules for Hawaiian ‘dance halls’
Big Islanders might need to find new places to do the Lindy Hop or the Jitterbug if a nearly 90-year-old Hawaii County statute is rescinded.
Senator questions scope of new authority’s stewardship over volcano
The jurisdiction of the newly formed Maunakea Stewardship and Oversight Authority is being challenged by a bill in the state Legislature.
‘I love being part of this community of people’
A 75-year-old former Hawaii Island man trekked 260 miles around the entire island — on foot — in under five days.
Big Island ends 2022 with unemployment rate at 3.8%
The Big Island’s unemployment rate dropped during December, but remained above the statewide rate of 3.2% during the final month of 2022.
‘An incredible partnership’: School-Based Health Centers open in West Hawaii
Hawaii Island Community Health Center has launched School-Based Health Centers to provide care on-site in three local schools.
Bill aims to ease licensing process for out-of-state educators
Hawaii is taking part in a multistate effort to address ongoing teacher shortages.
Two dead, one injured following South Kohala crash
Two men were killed and a third man hospitalized following a single-vehicle early Sunday in South Kohala.
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