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Gambling bills go bust in Legislature
The latest efforts to legalize gambling in Hawaii have once again folded, with a deck of bills failing to hit the jackpot in the state Legislature.
Second try at Attempted Murder trial
Two defendants convicted of attempted murder of a security guard at the Kona Seaside hotel are set to have their case retried after an intermediate court of appeals vacated their conviction and remanded the case to be retried in circuit court.
Kona man accused of sexual assault changes plea
A Kona man charged with multiple counts of first-degree sexual assault related to incidents at a local high school changed his plea to no contest this month after a panel of mental health experts found him fit to stand trail after being held in custody of the State Hospital since 2019.
Pharmacy in Limbo
The pharmacy at Kona Community Hospital needs an additional $2.3 million from the state Legislature to comply with federal regulations or risk closure, potentially affecting over 500 chemotherapy patients.
Letters -Your Voice for March 19 2023
Volcano Watch: GeoSPACE: The benefits of accommodation and inclusion in geology field experiences
Scientists from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) are collaborating with academic colleagues to make field experiences in geology more accessible for people who have been historically excluded, specifically those with disabilities.
Grape Varieties for Hawaii
When we think of growing grapes, we might recall the expansive vineyards growing in California wine country or a backyard grape vine somewhere on the mainland.
Maui businessman sued for $2M after grounding luxury yacht
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A business owner whose luxury yacht ran aground and leaked diesel fuel into waters off the Hawaiian island of Maui last month is being sued for more than $2 million in damages by a trust that sold him the vessel.
Big Island briefs for March 17, 2023
Cargo van stolen from Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps
Proposed new HVO site could benefit students
A proposed new site for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory near the University of Hawaii in Hilo’s campus would allow for greater opportunities for geology students, HVO staff said.
Mobile health clinic unveiled
A new mobile health care clinic has arrived on the Big Island courtesy of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, a Hawaii-based nonprofit dedicated to improving maternal, child and family health care.
Cesspools slated to close
Two West Hawaii large-capacity cesspools are slated to be closed by the beginning of the month according to action taken by the The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Former fugitive Kahihikolo indicted
A Hilo Grand Jury on Wednesday indicted an Ocean View man on eight counts related to an attempted murder and subsequent manhunt.
Announcements for March 17th 2023
Hawaii County Parks and Recreation announces Summer Fun
Help for Humpbacks – Judge wants plan to protect humpback whales from fishery
A U.S. judge this week ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service violated the law when it failed to develop a plan to prevent West Coast commercial sablefish fishermen from harming humpback whales.
House touts state budget
The House approved its version of the state budget Wednesday, prioritizing health, safety and education.
High court decides two cases involving Maunakea
Native Hawaiian advocates won some and lost some Wednesday in a pair of Hawaii Supreme Court verdicts regarding Maunakea.
‘Colors of the Rainbow’
I was living in an old cane shack in Hilo wondering what to do with my life. I’d just graduated from UH Hilo, now what?
Bill aims to underscore threat of coffee leaf rust
Hawaii farmers battling a devastating parasite might not get much relief from proposed legislation that would formally declare coffee leaf rust an invasive fungal disease.
Spring Cleaning – Holualoa Elementary mold issues to be addressed during spring break and beyond
Cleaning has begun at Holualoa Elementary following several press conferences related to problems with molds, rats and other unsanitary conditions on campus.