State unveils metrics for school reopening

There is still no set reopening date for classrooms in Hawaii, but the state health and education departments on Thursday provided metrics for how they plan to handle instruction based on the COVID-19 infection rate on each island.

Ballots to be mailed Oct. 7

The Hawaii County Elections Division announced Thursday that it will begin mailing ballots for the Nov. 3 general election on Oct. 7.

Police arrest wanted Pahoa man

Update: The Hawaii Police Department reported Thursday morning that 36-year-old Dustin Kunio Tomono, of Pahoa, has been located and arrested. He was previously wanted on an outstanding warrant for violation of release on bail.

Honua Ola sues to overturn PUC decision killing power plant project

Honua Ola Bioenergy, also known as Hu Honua Bioenergy, on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court requesting the Public Utilities Commission be ordered to vacate its July 9 decision that nullified an amended power-purchase agreement the almost completed Pepeekeo power plant had with Hawaiian Electric Co.

County allocates HUD money

A Hawaii County Council committee voted Tuesday in favor of allocating nearly a million dollars in federal funds to a quartet of COVID-19 recovery projects around the county.