Some 107 new COVID-19 cases were reported during the past week on Hawaii Island, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency reported in its weekly update Wednesday. Since February 2020, there have been a total of 26,341 coronavirus cases reported on the island.
Coast Guard identifies victim of fatal boating incident; nearly $29K raised to support victim’s family
U.S. Coast Guard officials Thursday identified the victim of a fatal boating incident Monday evening as a 54-year-old Kailua-Kona woman.
The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of scholarships of up to $1,500 for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. Last year, BIPC awarded a total of $4,000 to four Hawaii Island students at a Zoom event honoring the scholarship recipients.
HONOLULU — Officials in Honolulu have banned commercial activity on some popular Oahu beaches.
HONOLULU — A U.S. Navy officer stationed in Hawaii said in a lawsuit that he can’t get a gun permit because he sought counseling for feeling depressed and homesick.
Some 900 new timeshares are expected to be popping up at the Waikoloa Resort starting within five years, following County Council votes Wednesday approving rezoning that will do away with nine holes of golf and add affordable housing for workers.
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials are signaling that they will take an aggressive approach to fighting high inflation in the coming months — actions that will make borrowing sharply more expensive for consumers and businesses and heighten risks to the economy.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A security alliance between China and the Solomon Islands has sent shudders throughout the South Pacific, with many worried it could set off a large-scale military buildup or that Western animosity to the deal could play into China’s hands.
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Amendments to a power purchase agreement between Puna Geothermal Venture and Hawaiian Electric have been approved by the state, with some conditions.
The Hawaii County Council on Wednesday passed a bill that would impose steeper penalties on owners of dangerous dogs.
ANDRIIVKA, Ukraine — The mayor of the besieged port city of Mariupol put the number of civilians killed there at more than 5,000 Wednesday, as Ukraine collected evidence of Russian atrocities on the ruined outskirts of Kyiv and braced for what could become a climactic battle for control of the country’s industrial east.
NEW YORK — Nursing home residents are subjected to ineffective care and poor staffing, while facility finances are shrouded in secrecy and regulatory lapses go unenforced, according to a report Wednesday that called for wholesale changes in an industry whose failures have been spotlighted by the pandemic.
Today was a good day at Ulu Wini housing. Kids were enjoying the weather while playing baseball on the grass, families were hanging out and talking story, and YWAM was here to play with the young keiki! It felt so good to “see” all the smiling faces. I want to send a big mahalo to all of you.
Expect to shell out more money if you plan to buy eggs or chicken or turkey flesh anytime soon. An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza—better known as bird flu—has infected birds in at least 18 states, including Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. More than 17 million chickens and turkeys have either died of the disease or been slaughtered in order to stop additional outbreaks, which spread like wildfire in filthy, extremely crowded animal factories.
Doctors on the Big Island can’t afford to take patients who have Medicare and Medicaid due to low reimbursement rates.
It’ll end up being 157 days between the moment Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves won last year’s World Series and the start of the 2022 baseball season. Everything in between? Tough to sum that up quickly.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods is getting ready to tee it up at Augusta National.