A colorful new mural is being painted onto the wall of a downtown Hilo business.
When it comes to community outreach, the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Extension Service is comparable to the way Peace Corps reaches out to folks in other countries. The Master Gardener program is an important component of the CTAHR Extension Service. That program is set up to assist local folks with home gardening issues. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this service has been severely limited, but is again available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Kona Office in Kainaliu.
A bill that would substantially limit the resources and duties of the Hawaii Tourism Authority has passed its final committee in the state Senate.
Mega vaccine clinics at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona continue, with more than 10,000 vaccines administered in March alone.
The Board of Land and Natural Resources Friday fined the Edmund C. Olson Trust, owner of the Keaiwa Reservoir above Pahala, for failure to comply with a notice of deficiency issued in February 2020.
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Police Commission has given Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard negative reviews in a performance assessment.
WAILUKU — Maui County in Hawaii will soon require second coronavirus tests for trans-Pacific travelers flying directly to the island.
Full funding for lifeguard services at two Big Island state beach parks has been restored by the state Senate in its draft of the proposed state budget.
The Big Island’s COVID-19 case count increased by 10 Thursday as the number of doses of the COVID vaccine administered prepared to pass 100,000.
WAILUKU — The Maui County Council is considering measures that would reserve at least half of all public beach access parking for residents and for visitors to be charged parking fees.
MONTEREY, Calif. — Scientists were documenting stranded sea turtles on California’s beaches nearly 40 years ago when they noticed that leatherbacks — massive sea turtles that date to the time of the dinosaurs — were among those washing up on shore. It was strange because the nearest known population of the giants was several thousand miles away in the waters of Central and South America.