Nearly 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered on the Big Island, state data released Wednesday shows.
Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for suspected drunken driving March 29 and Sunday. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office on Wednesday released the name of the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police during a car chase.
HONOLULU — Honolulu’s mayor wants to change Oahu’s coronavirus guidelines to allow for less restrictions despite a growing number of COVID-19 cases on the island.
HONOLULU — A Honolulu building plans examiner admitted during a court hearing Wednesday that she expedited a local architect’s projects in exchange for bribes.
WAILUKU — A court ruling rejected the appeal of a man serving a life sentence for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
As more Americans roll up their sleeves for a potentially life-saving vaccination, we are called by moral imperative and social justice concern to reflect on the reality that countries without the Western world’s economic capital are being left behind.
After a 10-year hiatus, earmarks are coming back to the U.S. Congress. Democrats and Republicans alike repudiated the practice of letting congressmen direct federal spending to specific projects and enterprises around the start of President Barack Obama’s administration. Now both parties have decided to revive it, with reforms.
Good things happen unexpectedly! There is a positive consequence of Planning Director Zendo Kern’s conflict of interest. The conflict was caused because Kern was the owner’s representative for the Campbell/Clapp Trust before the Leeward Planning Commission and then he signed the Tentative Plat Approval for this owner days after being the mayor’s nominee for Planning Director. Having this conflict exposed, we are grateful that the Planning Department has now reopened the subdivision rezoning for the Campbell/Clapp Property.
Speaking about his ambitious infrastructure plans in a press conference, President Joe Biden recently stated, “One in five miles of our highways and major roads are in poor condition,” “More than one third of our bridges” need repair, and “we rank 13th globally in infrastructure.” These statements probably don’t sound surprising. Americans seem to believe that our infrastructure is, as some people say, “crumbling.”
The “For the People Act” currently being proposed by House Democrats would transform the way the U.S. runs federal elections. Known as HR 1, the bill would make it substantially easier to vote. It would also counteract restrictive legislation enacted by Republican state legislatures in recent years.
The West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery is slated to receive funds for expansion in the Hawaii State Legislature’s Capital Improvement Project proposed budget.
A 23-year-old Kurtistown man appeared Tuesday in Hilo Circuit Court after being arrested Monday on an extradition complaint alleging he’s wanted in Pennsylvania on multiple counts of sexual assault.
A gift from the USA Women’s Water Polo Team could result in the County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation implementing a youth water polo program on the Big Island.
Mark Van Pernis was called rude, crusty, insulting, confrontational and condescending, among other adjectives, during a grueling three-hour Tuesday evening session of a County Council panel that ended with a recommendation to not immediately remove him from the powerful Leeward Planning Commission.