Caltech Submillimeter Observatory on track to be removed later this year

The Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday approved a land use application for the decommissioning of a Maunakea observatory. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Woman reported missing wanted on arrest warrant

A 42-year-old Puna woman who is the subject of a missing person investigation has an unserved warrant for her arrest, police confirmed. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

State briefs for January 15

Young Brothers to restore Kahului to Honolulu service Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

HDOT: DMV phishing scam asks for Social Security, license plate numbers

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is warning about a scam asking people for their social security and license plate numbers. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Sixth Mass Extinction’ has begun, scientists warn

The “Sixth Mass Extinction” in Earth’s history is underway, according to biologists in Hawaii and France. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Rooftop solar systems up 5.3% statewide

The number of solar rooftop systems increased 4.35% last year on the Big Island. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

8 projects ID’d for Puna: List includes waterlines, wells aimed at helping region recover from 2018 eruption

The few remaining homes in Kapoho might get their water restored after all. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Hospitals tighten visitor restrictions: Surge of COVID patients crowding HMC, others

Hilo Medical Center is limiting visitors again in response to the influx of COVID-19 patients entering the hospital. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Voter registration database questioned

Investigating errors and possible fraud in the state’s voter registration database is the responsibility of the county elections clerks and not the state, Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago told the state Elections Commission on Wednesday. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Nearly 300 new cases on Big Island today; test positivity rate at 20%

Nearly 300 new COVID cases were reported today on the Big Island. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

A Grand return to Hilo: Passengers, vendors excited to have cruise ships back; some on social media critical

The first cruise ship passengers have arrived in Hilo since March 2020. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Schools get new COVID-19 guidance from DOH

Students will be permitted to return to school more quickly after being sick with COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health.  Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

DOH issues interim COVID guidance for K-12 schools; isolation and quarantine times reduced

The state Department of Health has updated interim COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance for K-12 schools. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Ige mulls change to Safe Travels: To be deemed ‘fully vaccinated,’ booster shot would be needed

Gov. David Ige said Monday he is considering changes to the state’s Safe Travels program to take into account users’ booster status. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police seeking two missing Hilo residents

UPDATE Police say Juan Carlos Gonzales was found in Hilo in good health. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

VIDEO: Hollywood star Jason Momoa featured in Malama Hawaii PSA

Actor Jason Momoa has recorded a public service announcement for the State of Hawaii urging people to “malama the ‘aina.” Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police: Homeless man exposed himself at school

Police have charged 45-year-old Nicholas Taylor, of no permanent address, in connection with an incident that took place at a Volcano area school on Friday morning. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

More than 1,100 new cases on Big Island since Saturday

There have been 1,120 new COVID cases on the Big Island since Saturday. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Aloha Theatre suffers break-in

The Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu was the victim of a Christmas Eve break-in. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Increased home sales expected to continue in 2022

After a strong year for Big Island real estate, agents expect 2022 will be almost as robust. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘A better experience’: Hilo Medical Center undergoes renovations, improvements

Hilo Medical Center is making progress on its long-awaited outpatient pharmacy and lobby renovation project. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

DOH reports 408 new COVID-19 cases today in Hawaii County

The state Department of Health reports 408 new COVID-19 cases today in Hawaii County with 3,019 cases and 27 persons hospitalized. Top Featured Tags: – Hawaii NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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