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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).
Keaukaha community members expressed concerns Wednesday night over the state’s plans to acquire almost 10 acres of privately owned land near the entrance to Hilo Harbor.
The eventual replacement of an aging Hilo bridge will come with improvements to a nearby problematic intersection.
Gov. Josh Green hosted his final bill signing ceremony Friday, approving 13 measures designed to help people with disabilities, non-English speakers and kupuna.
The county Public Works Engineering division, in collaboration with Yamada and Sons, Inc., will conduct paving operations on Kalanianaole Street this week from Andrews Avenue to Kauhane Avenue in Keaukaha.
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents elected Big Island resident Alapaki Nahale-a as its new chair during a special meeting on July 6. The term runs for one year, but Nahale-a will serve as a regent until 2028.
Police say they are investigating the case of a tax preparer who apparently disappeared during tax season — and at least one client alleges the preparer took her money to prepare her tax returns without filing the paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service.
Police on Friday identified the 11-month-old girl who drowned at a Hilo residence on Thursday morning as Kuulei Keonaona Farley of Hilo.
Orion Clarke Akers, 52, of Kurtistown died June 18. Born in England, he was a pastor at Living Way Church, Maui, and Kealaola Hilo Outreach. Services held July 1 at Living Way Church, Maui. Survived by spouse, Raedene Ackers; sons, Marcus K. Kamalii, Lawrence Kealoha Makaena, Armen Boaz, Mason H. Ackers and Manu P. Ackers; daughters, Kaitlyn Costa-Dizon and Greysie Nobriga; parents, Janet Ackers and Philip Clarke Kaufman; grandparents, Jules Aaron Kaufman, Mary Claire Sullivan, Albert Ackers and Mary Florence Cosby Ackers; brothers- and sisters-in-law; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Hawaii County will receive $489,000 in 2023 as part of a nationwide opioid settlement, followed by $110,000 annually until all funds are exhausted.
Susan Kazama has been appointed interim chancellor of Hawaii Community College.
Police are investigating the suspected drowning of an 11-month-old girl at a residence in Hilo.
A Hawaii County Council resolution urging the governor to take action to remove the derelict former Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel received wide support Wednesday.
Two more deaths from COVID-19 were recorded in Hawaii County this week, bringing the county death toll since the pandemic began to 247 people.
Police are investigating a possible drowning involving a 53-year-old Ocean View man that occurred near the “Hoist” area of South Point on Friday afternoon.