Bench Warrants for Friday, March 24, 2023
Jose M. Algrain Pagan, 31, Kamuela
Parade disinvites Hawaii lawmaker after pride flag comments
HONOLULU (AP) — The chair of a parade honoring a Native Hawaiian leader and prince said Friday a state lawmaker won’t be allowed to participate in the event after he questioned a middle school principal’s display of a pride flag supporting LGBTQ+ people.
Help sought finding owner of lost bracelet
Thirty years after discovering it, a Colorado woman is seeking the owner of a bracelet found on a West Hawaii beach.
Honolulu police officers plead not guilty in crash, cover-up
HONOLULU (AP) — Four Honolulu police officers pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges related to their roles in a cover-up of a high-speed chase that resulted in a crash and a traumatic brain injury to the driver of another car.
Betting on fun
In the first big event since COVID, kupuna from senior clubs around the island gathered Thursday for a Casino Day at Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport Park.
County to dedicate five new ambulances
Seven new ambulances are joining Hawaii County’s emergency vehicle fleet after years of COVID-19-related delays.
State bill to ban flavored tobacco products dies again, despite broad support
A state House Bill banning the sale of flavored tobacco products appears to be dead.
New Hawaii law expands abortion access, protects providers
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s governor on Wednesday signed legislation expanding access to abortion and putting into law recent executive orders protecting local health care providers from prosecution by out-of-state authorities.
Announcements for Thursday March 23, 2023
Rotary Club to discuss future of healthcare
Puna Kai briefly up for sale
The Puna Kai Shopping Center is not for sale, claims its developer, despite the property appearing in an online real estate listing.
Wastewater plant rehab bill recommended- upgrades to Hilo facility long overdue
A Hawaii County Council committee on Tuesday recommended passage of a bill that would split a rehabilitation project for the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant into two phases.
New leadership, same mission
The Pacific Tsunami Museum has reopened for visitors and locals alike with a change of leadership and plans for new exhibits.
Announcements for March 22, 2023
Congregation Kona Beth Shalom announces Annual community Passover seder
Progress on Hilo sewage plant: Council to discuss measure to fund much-needed improvements
A plan to renovate the decrepit Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant is now a two-part project.
More pushback for Gov. Green: Funding requests slashed for Big Isle hospitals
Gov. Josh Green’s agenda continues to clash with the state House and Senate.
Man rescued after falling from cliff near Waipi‘o
Firefighters rescued a 50-year-old man who fell off an oceanside cliff Monday morning along the Hamakua Coast near Waipi‘o Valley.
Shark attacks swimmer in Anaehoomalu Bay
A man in his 60s was attacked shortly after noon Sunday while swimming in Anaehoomalu Bay in South Kohala.
‘Providing a decent meal’: State lawmakers seek to bolster school lunch program
Roughly 70,000 Hawaii public school students eat free or reduced-price school lunches, but nearly 15,000 still struggle with food insecurity and do not qualify for the National School Lunch Program.
Gambling bills go bust in Legislature
The latest efforts to legalize gambling in Hawaii have once again folded, with a deck of bills failing to hit the jackpot in the state Legislature.
Second try at attempted murder trial
Two defendants convicted of attempted murder of a security guard at the Kona Seaside hotel are set to have their case retried after an intermediate court of appeals vacated their conviction and remanded the case to be retried in circuit court.