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Igloo developer Captain Don Kubley of InterShelter, Inc. at demo site on County Building lawn. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County

Homeless shelter demo on display at Hilo County building

The County of Hawai’i is displaying a portable shelter on its lawn this week as a way of raising awareness of the need to join hands to help the homeless of our community.

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Wastewater spill closes Hilo Bay. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Pipe break causes 5,000 gallon raw sewage spill in Naalehu

On Tuesday (Sept 16) a broken sewer pipe caused about 5,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill to the ground at 95-5575 Opukea Street in Naalehu. According to the Wastewater Division of Hawaii County the broken sewer pipe cause the sewage to backup and spill into the ground. The sewer back-up was cleared bringing the […]

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Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) lifecycle.

Puna infant hospitalized with rat lungworm disease

The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed an additional case of rat lungworm disease in an infant from the Puna District of Hawaii Island.

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North Kona water restriction area.

Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect

ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes).

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North Kona water restriction area.

North Kona water restriction remains in effect

The North Kona Water Restriction remains in effect. ALL residents in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs.

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Gov. David Ige and state Financial Institutions Commissioner Iris Ikeda announced a “banking solution” that allows Hawai‘i’s medical cannabis dispensaries to access financial services and use a cashless payment system.
 
The solution makes Hawai‘i the first in the nation to have a cashless dispensary system.

Hawai‘i unveils first cashless payment system for medical cannabis

Gov. David Ige and state Financial Institutions Commissioner Iris Ikeda announced a “banking solution” that allows Hawai‘i’s medical cannabis dispensaries to access financial services and use a cashless payment system. The solution makes Hawai‘i the first in the nation to have a cashless dispensary system.

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As summer draws to a close and Labor Day weekend beckons for outdoor activities, the Department of Land and Natural Resources wants to encourage everyone, especially those with pets, to practice safe fun in the sun. Help protect our natural environment and always properly dispose of any trash on land and sea.

DLNR wants folks to stay safe while enjoying the Labor Day weekend

As summer draws to a close and Labor Day weekend beckons for outdoor activities, the Department of Land and Natural Resources wants to encourage everyone, especially those with pets, to practice safe fun in the sun. Help protect our natural environment and always properly dispose of any trash on land and sea.

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Firstnet-bug

Hawaii commits to FirstNet network to protect lives, communities

Hawai‘i has become the latest state in the country to “opt in” to FirstNet, leveraging advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities. Gov. David Y. Ige signed the letter of intent last week.

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Emergency water restrictions for North Kona continue

This is an Emergency Water Restriction update for North Kona. The Department of Water Supply’s (DWS) Honokohau Deepwell is out of service. Therefore, ALL residents and customers in North Kona must immediately restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes) only. Cease all landscape irrigation activities.

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The Department of Water Supply reports Honokohau Deepwell located in North Kona is now out of service. Due to the loss of this pump this morning, North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes only.  Cease all other water use including all irrigation and washing of vehicle and boats.

Loss of Honokohau pumping station leads to emergency water restriction in Kona

The Department of Water Supply reports Honokohau Deepwell located in North Kona is now out of service. Due to the loss of this pump this morning, North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for […]

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Hawaii Island receives $1M for locally sourced foods for SNAP participants

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that programs on Hawaii Island will receive $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding to support the purchasing of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.

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Blue Zones bug

Hawaii County Planning Department named Blue Zones worksite

The County of Hawaii Planning Department took the principles of healthy best practices to heart, earning recognition as the first County Department in the State of Hawaii to receive the Blue Zones Approved™ worksite designation.

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