Hawaii economic report ‘pessimistic’; recession expected in 2023

Both the U.S. and Hawaii are headed toward a mild recession, according to a new report released today by the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Public school enrollment down

Public school enrollment on Hawaii Island declined for a third straight year, according to data recently released by the Department of Education. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police renew request for info on missing man

Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in finding a 47-year-old man reported missing in August 2020. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Swarm of earthquakes rattles Mauna Loa

A small seismic swarm is ongoing beneath the summit of Mauna Loa volcano. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Public comment requested on UH teaching telescope at Halepohaku

The University of Hawaii is requesting public comment about a draft environmental assessment for a new teaching telescope planned for Halepohaku on Maunakea. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Mauna Loa reopens Visitor Center

The Mauna Loa macadamia nut brand has reopened its Visitor Center in Keaau. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police: All lanes now open on Highway 130

UPDATE: All lanes are now open on Highway 130, police said. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Bill that would cover cost of removing abandoned vehicles passes first reading

A bill that would allow private property owners to remove free of charge abandoned or derelict vehicles from their land moved one step closer to fruition Wednesday. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Senators urge better care for US veterans

Hawaii County has two community outpatient clinics for veterans and two vet centers, meaning veterans on the island often have to travel, schedule a telehealth visit, or seek a community care provider to access treatment in a timely manner. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Man finishes 92-day solo journey across the Pacific Ocean in Hilo Bay

After spending 92 days at sea, Cyril Derreumaux paddled through Hilo Bay on Tuesday to finish his journey across the Pacific Ocean. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police: AMBER alert victim was sexually assaulted

The 15-year-old victim of the Big Island’s first-ever AMBER alert suffered a harrowing ordeal at the hands of her abductor, according to court documents. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

11 new Big Isle applications for concealed carry permits since Supreme Court decision implemented

Less than a dozen applications have been received by the Hawaii Police Department for a permit to carry a concealed weapon on the Big Island. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Hearing set for alleged kidnapper

Court documents describe a harrowing ordeal suffered by the 15-year-old victim of the Big Island’s first-ever AMBER alert. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police seek driver in Ocean View hit-and-run fatality

Police are seeking a hit-and-run driver who allegedly struck and killed a 59-year-old man with a pickup truck Monday in Ocean View. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police say fatal shooting of Boy Scout an accident; possible firearms charges against 3 adults to be reviewed by prosecutors

Police have sent 23 potential firearms-related offenses to the county prosecutor’s office for review. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Hawaii aquaculture sales reach record-high $79.6M

Aquaculture sales in Hawaii reached a record-high $79.6 million in 2021, surpassing 2020 figures by nearly 20%. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Stepping ‘Out of the Darkness’: State task force brings light to suicide prevention

On Sept. 10, Hilo hosted the annual “Out of the Darkness” walk to raise awareness and provide resources for people on Hawaii Island during Suicide Prevention Month. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Mayor, citizens help kick off county’s Peace Week

Hawaii County’s inaugural Peace Week got off to a wet start Sunday as residents and county officials marched a mile in the rain. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

High court to hear arguments on Maunakea zoning case

The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding a three-year-old Maunakea land use case this week. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Comments on TMT now open through Monday

People have two more days to submit comments on whether the federal government should provide funding for the Thirty Meter Telescope. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Grant helps county fund ‘Trek the Trails’ project

Hawaii County will receive nearly $100,000 in federal funds to host a series of events promoting the use of public trails over the next year. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

UPDATE: Police seek Duncan Mahi, wanted for kidnapping

UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Duncan Kealoha Mahi. M-52. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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