Hawaii Island police arrested two dozen motorists for suspected drunken driving between June 22 and Sunday. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash and one was younger than age 21.
A new gender option for State Identification cards, driver’s licenses, and commercial driver’s licenses will be offered starting Wednesday, the state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
HONOLULU — As other Hawaii counties prepare to loosen restrictions on vacation rentals in anticipation of the reopening of trans-Pacific tourism, Oahu rentals remain under health restrictions imposed at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The climate hates deniers. Deniers belch carbon and give the climate a fever. Racism hates deniers because they perpetuate unconscious stereotypes. But the coronavirus loves deniers. Without deniers, the virus would disappear. If everyone took the virus seriously, wore masks and social distanced, the virus would die out. If a coronavirus could talk, it would say, “Thank you, Novak Djokovic, Fox News, and especially, Donald Trump — you are creating the conditions for me to flourish.”
California, again, is leading the nation’s fight against climate change. The California Air Resources Board adopted a rule Thursday requiring that by 2045, all trucks sold in the state be zero-emission models.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Pubic Library System is seeking authority from state lawmakers to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nearly $144,000 in penalties for its continued use of large-capacity cesspools that were banned in 2005.
LOS ANGELES — The Lakers are working to sign guard JR Smith for the rest of the season, according to people familiar with the situation, which would reunite LeBron James with his former Cleveland teammate as the Lakers head to Florida for the resumption of the NBA season.
To play or not to play?
Editor’s note: While the sports world is shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Hawaii Today will look back every Tuesday at memorable sports moments on the Big Island.
PHOENIX — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake, have announced they won’t be playing during Major League Baseball’s 60-game season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches.
The first residents of Ka Lamaku, a community of tiny homes constructed to house the homeless in Kailua-Kona, are expected to move in this week.
With the state planning to loosen quarantine restrictions on out-of-state travelers in August, state lawmakers are concerned about an influx of travelers burdening the state’s COVID-19 monitoring systems.
The naming of the most prominent new geographical feature to emerge from the 2018 Kilauea eruption has been postponed indefinitely.
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NEW YORK — Billions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are about to be left on the table when a key government program stops accepting applications for loans.
WASHINGTON — Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been fully read in on.