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Conceptual plans for Holualoa Elementary unveiled
Holualoa Elementary held a School Community Council meeting to discuss plans for the future and new possible school designs amid concerns of mold and other potential health hazards at the 128-year-old school.
Effort to legalize recreational marijuana use in Hawaii goes up in smoke
A push to legalize recreational adult use of marijuana in Hawaii has failed yet again.
Donors rally to save Pahoa High prom
Thanks to supportive Tribune-Herald readers and the community, Pahoa High School students raised the funds needed for their junior/senior prom.
West Hawaii business launches fully electric catamaran
A sea tour operator in Kawaihae is leading the way toward a more eco-friendly industry with Hawaii’s first fully electric sailing charter vessel.
‘Losing momentum’ in Albizia battle
As funding for albizia removal on the Big Island dries up, the invasive trees — and the danger they pose — are spreading again.
How a Big Island family aided in recovery of nene gosling
A nene family was reunited and relocated last week after an illegal capture and removal of its gosling from Wailoa River State Recreation Area in Hilo.
Obituaries for March 26, 2023
Preliminary hearings codified
Governor Josh Green Wednesday signed into law a bill to resolutely codify conditions under which felony prosecutions can be initiated within the State of Hawaii.
Announcements for March 26, 2023
HIDOE Releases Class of 2023 high school graduation ceremony schedule
Volcano Watch: Pele’s hairs: a beautiful hazard on Hawaii Island
Shiny and elusive, featherlight and golden-brown. If poets were to write about rocks, I’m sure they would sing their praises of Pele’s hairs. Don’t be fooled, though, because Pele’s hairs are strands of volcanic glass, and they can pose a serious hazard.
Bench Warrants for Friday, March 24, 2023
Jose M. Algrain Pagan, 31, Kamuela
Parade disinvites Hawaii lawmaker after pride flag comments
HONOLULU (AP) — The chair of a parade honoring a Native Hawaiian leader and prince said Friday a state lawmaker won’t be allowed to participate in the event after he questioned a middle school principal’s display of a pride flag supporting LGBTQ+ people.
Help sought finding owner of lost bracelet
Thirty years after discovering it, a Colorado woman is seeking the owner of a bracelet found on a West Hawaii beach.
Honolulu police officers plead not guilty in crash, cover-up
HONOLULU (AP) — Four Honolulu police officers pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges related to their roles in a cover-up of a high-speed chase that resulted in a crash and a traumatic brain injury to the driver of another car.
Betting on fun
In the first big event since COVID, kupuna from senior clubs around the island gathered Thursday for a Casino Day at Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport Park.
County to dedicate five new ambulances
Seven new ambulances are joining Hawaii County’s emergency vehicle fleet after years of COVID-19-related delays.
State bill to ban flavored tobacco products dies again, despite broad support
A state House Bill banning the sale of flavored tobacco products appears to be dead.
New Hawaii law expands abortion access, protects providers
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s governor on Wednesday signed legislation expanding access to abortion and putting into law recent executive orders protecting local health care providers from prosecution by out-of-state authorities.
Announcements for Thursday March 23, 2023
Rotary Club to discuss future of healthcare
Puna Kai briefly up for sale
The Puna Kai Shopping Center is not for sale, claims its developer, despite the property appearing in an online real estate listing.