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Thursday, January 20, 2022

UH Regents Approve New Maunakea Master Plan

The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents during its meeting Thursday adopted the new Master Plan for UH-managed lands on Maunakea.
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Lawmakers Urge Biden to Approve Disaster Declaration Request for Kona Low Damages

Hawai‘i’s congressional delegation in Washington is urging President Joe Biden to approve a request from Gov. David Ige for a presidential disaster declaration in connection with the Kona low storm that ransacked portions of the state in December.
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Nearly 2,000 Trees Planted on Big Island as Part of ReTree Hawai‘i Project

More than 1,800 trees were planted on the Big Island in November thanks to a project by Lā Ho‘oulu Paemoku/ReTree Hawai‘i.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital Expands COVID Vaccination Hours

Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital in Waimea expanded its hours for those 12 and older seeking COVID-19 vaccinations.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Police Ask For Public’s Help With Finding Missing Hilo Man

Big Island police are requesting the public’s assistance with locating 58-year-old Gary Darnell of Hilo, who was reported missing.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Lack of Trade Winds Shift Vog Over E. Hawaiʻi

Vog, the hazy mixture of sulfur dioxide gas and aerosols, which can affect broad areas downwind of volcanic eruptions, moved back into the air — and lungs — of the Big Island for several days the first week of the new year and early last week.
Sunday, January 16, 2022

County Animal Control Launches Project to Help Shelter Animals Find Forever Homes

In order to expand its network of transfer partners to facilitate alleviating overcrowding and decreasing euthanasia of animals in shelters, Hawai‘i Police Department started a pilot project with Paws Across Water Hawai‘i to transfer shelter animals to mainland foster organizations that will facilitate finding lifetime homes for the pets.
Sunday, January 16, 2022

AARP Launches Digital Job Center for Hawai’i Veterans

Hawai’i’s Veterans and military spouses now have a new way to compete in today’s job market.
Sunday, January 16, 2022

State Reports 3,878 New COVID Cases Sunday

The state Department of Health reported 3,878 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 169,886. Three new fatalities were reported.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Field Set for Mitsubishi Electric Championship Golf Tourney at Hualālai

The 42-player field is set for next week’s Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Big Island Police Offer Tips to Prevent Vehicle Break-Ins

In light of a recent slew of vehicle break-ins, Hawaiʻi Island police are offering tips to residents to prevent break-ins and thefts.
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Nareit Hawai‘i Donates $25,000 to Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island

Inspired by the daily efforts of the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island to improve the lives and future for children and families in need, Nareit Hawai‘i donated $25,000 to support the continuation of the club’s programs.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Traffic Investigations to Cause Partial Road Closures in South Kohala

The Hawai‘i Police Department announced Wednesday that investigations into two recent traffic collisions will require the partial closure of two Big Island roadways on Thursday.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Police Arrest 15 Big Island Motorists for DUI

During the week of Jan. 3-9, Hawai`i Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Kīlauea Visitor Center to Be Closed for Termite Treatment

The entire visitor center at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will be closed Jan. 19-20.
Sunday, January 09, 2022

State Reports 4,578 New COVID Cases Sunday

The state Department of Health reported 4,578 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 143,224. Three new fatalities were reported.
Friday, January 07, 2022

Few Fireworks-Related Issues Reported This New Year’s

Big Island police issued three fireworks-related citations from 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 11:59 p.m. Jan. 2.
Thursday, January 06, 2022

Several Big Island Organizations Awarded Funding to Help Preserve Natural Resources

Seven Big Island groups were recently awarded funding in support of programs and projects they are working on to preserve the island’s natural resources.
Thursday, January 06, 2022

2 People Rescued From Disabled Watercraft off Maui

The U.S. Coast Guard and Maui County Fire Department on Thursday rescued two mariners aboard a disabled watercraft off Pe‘ahi, on the north shore of Maui.
Thursday, January 06, 2022

State: One HCCC Inmate Tests Positive for COVID

The state Department of Public Safety on Wednesday released updated testing results for Hawai’i prisons and jails as well as the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Ariz.
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