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State House Majority freshmen highlight several bills that have crossed over to Senate

The freshmen class of the Hawaiʻi House of Representatives Majority came together Thursday to share their experiences since being elected. The group also shared highlights of several bills that crossed over to the state Senate and their personal experiences serving in office settling in at the Capitol in Honolulu.

Volcano Watch: Pele’s hairs are a beautiful hazard on the Big Island

Don’t be fooled. While Pele’s hairs are shiny and elusive, featherlight and golden brown, they are strands of volcanic glass, and they can pose a serious hazard.

Beware: Scammers claiming to be FBI agents using spoofed Hawaiʻi Attorney General phone number

Hawai’i residents should beware of scammers — who call using a spoofed Attorney General phone number nd pretending to be FBI agents — claiming they will be arrested if they don’t immediately pay unpaid fines by using Bitcoin, other cryptocurrency or other methods. 

Asian sauces sold in Hawai‘i recalled due to undeclared soy allergen

Mutual Trading Co. Inc., of El Monte, CA, is recalling 60 fl. oz. containers of “Kagome Worcester Sauce,” 10 fl. oz of “Kagome Chuno Sauce,” and 8 g. of “Kagome Take Out Tonkatsu Sauce,” because the package labels do not declare the presence of soy.

Gov. Green signs first bills into law — about felony prosecutions, reproductive rights

Gov. Green signs into law two bills that codify conditions under which felony prosecutions can be initiated within the State of Hawai‘i and provide stronger, clearer protections and better access for reproductive health care services.

Hawaiʻi improving services, rights for disabled on Medicaid as mandated by federal law

Now, all states are required to be compliant with the “Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services” settings regulation that was established in 2014.

Hawai‘i Delegation hopes to secure federal funding to combat Rapid Ohia Death

The Hawai‘i Delegation hopes to secure federal funding to support efforts in combating Rapid Ohia Death, a fungus that is decimating the state’s most abundant native tree.

Hawai’i inmates graduate from first Fellowship Academy at Saguaro Correctional Center

At Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona, 16 Hawaiʻi inmates completing the 12-month Prison Fellowship Academy.

Man in 60s bit by shark at Anaeho’omalu Bay on Big Island

The crew of a moored catamaran helped the man attacked by a shark by controlling the bleeding to his upper and lower extremities until first responders arrived.

Hawaiʻi swears in 41 new conservation and resources enforcement officers

The 41 new state Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers will deploy to four branches: Big island (14), O‘ahu (14), Maui (7) and Kaua‘i (6).

Kona students presenting prototype of lunar habitat chair at NASA headquarters in Texas

Aerospace design students Anja Marie Henriques, Mikaella Casino and Lynelle Yadao-Ellazar are presenting a prototype of their lunar habitat chair in Houston as part of the NASA HUNCH engineering program.

Military dignitaries from around the world make stop at Pōhakuloa Training Area on Hawai‘i Island

Nearly 30 foreign military attachés and their spouses visited U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa Training Area and Kawaihae Harbor as part of a Headquarters Department of the Army sponsored tour of O‘ahu and the island of Hawai‘i.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory getting a new home in Hilo on the Big Island

Construction is expected to start this year on a new research campus in Hilo that will not only house the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory but also the Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center.

Astrophysicists on Big Island discover early universe galaxy protocluster with surprisingly hot gas

This discovery marks the first time astrophysicists have identified a patch of ancient gas  showing characteristics of the modern-day intergalactic medium.

WATCH: Green marks 100-day milestone in as Hawai‘i governor

Since taking office Dec. 5, 2022, not only has Gov. Josh Green diagnosed problems, he’s already prescribed and suggested solutions to treat many of Hawai‘i’s issues, including homelessness, affordability and climate change, as well as addressing government transparency and housing, among others. 

Lane closures scheduled March 18-24 for Kawaihau and Pelehu roads in Kapa‘a

The closures and detours are necessary so crews can proceed with clearing and grubbing, roadway excavation, sidewalk construction and roadway construction as part of an ongoing roundabout construction project.

University of Hawaiʻi uses acting students to simulate patients for nursing school

The University of Hawaiʻi’s innovative academic program HealthCAST is celebrating 10 years of strategically bringing acting and nursing students together so both can improve their skills outside the classroom.

What profession did Kauaʻi Now readers choose as the toughest?

Last week’s Kaua‘i Now poll asked, “What is the toughest job?” Find out which profession came out on top.

Ilima Shim of Hawaiʻi describes behind the scenes on CBS show ‘Tough as Nails’

Ilima Shim, a mother of two who lives in Kapolei, O‘ahu, and grew up in Hōnaunau on the Big Island’s west side, finished in the top six of season four of the CBS reality TV competition show “Tough As Nails.”

Visitor from Kansas dies after tripping in front of truck in Kaua‘i parking lot

At about 6 p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to a report of a man who fell and collided with a vehicle in the Hokulei Village parking lot in Līhu‘e. According to a preliminary report, the visitor was crossing the parking lot when he tripped and fell into a grey Toyota Tacoma operated by a 27-year-old man from Hanapēpē.
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