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Update on state highways projects for Hawaii Island

Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Deputy Director for Highways, Ed Sniffen, provided an update today, Dec. 14, 2017, on high visibility current and upcoming highways projects statewide.

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Rep. Gabbard joins effort to allow research of using marijuana for pain management

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of 20 Members of Congress called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider medical marijuana as a pain management alternative to opioids. In a letter to Acting Secretary of HHS Eric D. Hargan, the lawmakers pushed for research on the use, uptake, and […]

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags to be lowered to half-staff in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

In anticipation of a presidential proclamation recognizing National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, on […]

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Rep. Gabbard to host live telephone town hall event Tuesday (Dec 5)

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) will host a live tax-focused “telephone town hall” on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 4 p.m. HST. The conference call-style event will allow Hawaiʻi residents to ask questions and hear updates from the congresswoman, along with nonpartisan national and local experts, on federal tax reform, resources for Hawaiʻi residents ahead of […]

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The County of Hawai’i is seeking applicants to fill vacancies in various Boards and Commissions, notably the Banyan Drive Hawai'i Redevelopment Agency, Environmental Management Commission, Game Management Advisory Commission and Transportation Commission.

Hawaii County seeks applicants for Boards and Commissions

The County of Hawai’i is seeking applicants to fill vacancies in various Boards and Commissions, notably the Banyan Drive Hawai’i Redevelopment Agency, Environmental Management Commission, Game Management Advisory Commission and Transportation Commission.

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New visitor procedures at OCCC being implemented

Effective Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) is implementing changes to its “Searches of Visitors and Staff” policy. This is part of ongoing efforts to crack down on contraband entering the correctional system. The policy will also be enacted at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) on November 22, 2017.

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Hele-On Bus. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

Mass Transit community meeting in Hilo is cancelled due to weather Tuesday (Oct 24)

The County of Hawai’i’s Mass Transit Agency informs the public that the Transit Master Plan Community meeting,scheduled for tonight (October 24, 2017) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo, has been postponed due to inclement weather.

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One inmate, who was housed in that unit, is confirmed to have a case of chickenpox. That inmate is currently in isolation to prevent the spread. No other inmates have shown symptoms of chickenpox. As a precaution, the Waianuenue male housing unit is under quarantine this weekend. Inmates in that unit will be allowed extra phone calls to make up for the lost visits. Visits in all other HCCC housing units are still running as scheduled this weekend.

HCCC’s Waianuenue housing unit visits cancelled due to chickenpox case

One inmate, who was housed in that unit, is confirmed to have a case of chickenpox. That inmate is currently in isolation to prevent the spread. No other inmates have shown symptoms of chickenpox. As a precaution, the Waianuenue male housing unit is under quarantine this weekend. Inmates in that unit will be allowed extra […]

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Peaman event at Kailua Pier in Kona.

Peaman events cleared of BLNR fines as former mayor Kenoi provides legal counsel to Pagett

The Board voted to dismiss the fine upon receiving assurances from Pagett’s counsel, former Hawaii mayor William Kenoi that Pagett will apply for a DOBOR permit, including obtaining required insurance coverage, for all future marine events he plans.

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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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Hawaii County to hold meetings island-wide on mass transit plan

Hawaii County to hold meetings island-wide on mass transit plan

MEDIA RELEASE COUNTY OF HAWAII, MASS TRANSIT AGENCY Island-Wide Transit Master Plan Community Informational Meetings Kailua-Kona Monday, October 9, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Building A, Council Chambers 74-5044 Ana Keohokalole Highway Kea‘au Wednesday, October 11, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Kea‘au Community Center, 16-186 Pili […]

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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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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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Third Circuit Court judges (with lei) Robert D.S. Kim on left, and Henry T. Nakamoto. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Senate Communications

Senate confirms Third Circuit Court judges for Hilo and Kona

In unanimous floor votes, members of the Hawai‘i State Senate today confirmed the appointments of Third Circuit District Family Court Judge Henry T. Nakamoto to the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hilo) and attorney Robert D.S. Kim to the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Kona).

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