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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Visitors Create $94.1M for Big Island

A new US National Park Service report shows that 1.1 million visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2018 spent $94.1 million in communities near the park.
May 24, 2019

Legislators’ Letter Expresses Concerns With Proposed Reduction in Military Medical Personnel

In a letter, legislators expressed concern regarding the proposed elimination of over 17,000 military medical personnel.
May 24, 2019

HPD Reminds Drivers to ‘Click it or Ticket’

The HPD participates in an annual, national campaign that allows officers to focus efforts to motivate people to wear seat-belts and use child safety seats.
May 24, 2019

Suspect Charged With Manslaughter in Fatal Traffic Accident

Christopher Raymond Helmlinger has been charged with Manslaughter. His bail was set at $100,000.
May 24, 2019

No Tsunami Threat From 3.1-M Maui Quake

No tsunami was produced from an early morning earthquake occurred north of Maui.
May 24, 2019

Senate Passes $19.1B Supplemental Disaster Relief Bill

Sen. Hirono secured a number of provisions in the Bipartisan Disaster Supplemental Bill to assist individuals and communities impacted by natural disasters in 2018.
May 23, 2019

Sen. Schatz Votes to Supply $80M for Natural Disaster Recovery

Sen. Schatz to pass legislation that provides more than $80 million in new federal funding to help Hawai‘i recover from a recent series of natural disasters.
May 23, 2019

UPDATE: Governor Releases Funding for Waimea Elementary Land Acquisition

Gov. David Ige has released the $1.6 million to finance the acquisition of land adjacent to Waimea Elementary School and Waimea Middle School on Hawai‘i Island.
May 23, 2019

Rat Lungworm Confirmed in 3 Big Island Visitors

The CDC has confirmed three unrelated cases of rat lungworm disease in visitors to Hawai‘i Island.
May 23, 2019

Legislation to Fight Illegal Robocalls Passes Senate

The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act would provide regulators more time to find scammers, and toughen penalties for offenders.
May 23, 2019

 
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