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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.

Come review the design concepts for Kekaha and ‘Akialoa Roads

The public is invited to see the design concepts developed as an outcome of the Walk Audit and Visioning and Design Workshop held in Kekaha in February.

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.

Coast Guard leads multi-agency exercise at Kukuʻiula Small Boat Harbor on Kauaʻi

At Kuku’iula Small Boat Harbor near Po’ipū, the U.S. Coast Guard and several state, county and volunteer agencies conducted a full-scale search and rescue drill on Thursday morning to practice working collaboratively during emergencies.

Update: Flood advisory and thunderstorm warning for Kaua’i on Thursday afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Kaua’i until 4:15 p.m. on March 23.

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.

Kauaʻi County offices close March 27 in observance of Prince Kūhiō Day

Refuse transfer stations and the Kekaha landfill will be closed for the holiday on March 26, but will open on March 27.

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.

Watch: Whale shark spotted off Big Island’s Kona Coast

A nearly 30-foot whale shark was spotted one mile off Kahalu‘u Beach Park on Tuesday afternoon.

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.

Wai’ale’ale Project provides chance for Kaua’i, Ni’ihau youth to attend college for free

The Waiʻaleʻale Project has helped nearly 1,000 students from Kaua’i and Ni’ihau to successfully navigate the college system with financial assistance, counseling and mentorship.

3 hikers rescued from Kalalau Trail

According to preliminary reports, personnel with Rescue 3 aboard Air 1 responded to the incident shortly before 3:20 p.m. on a report of distressed hikers.

A Pacific Remote Islands national marine sanctuary supported by President Biden

President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the U.S. Commerce Secretary to conserve 777,000 square miles of ocean, including the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Brown water advisories for south-facing shores on Kauaʻi

The Hawai’i Department of Health has canceled the brown water advisories for the south-facing shores, from Kukuiʻula Bay to Keoniloa Bay, and at Salt Pond Beach Park.

Kauaʻi Red Cross 2023 Volunteer of the Year deployed to Wisconsin to help Afghan refugees

At U.S. Army Fort McCoy, Kauaʻi Red Cross volunteer Michael Crane distributed comfort supplies to the thousands of Afghan refugees housed at the base following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Ethics reform bills on campaign contributions, lobbying, gifts headed to Gov. Green’s desk

The Hawaiʻi State Senate and House of Representatives have passed ethics reform measures relating to campaign contributions, lobbying and gifts; bills head to Gov. Josh Green’s desk for signature.

Kupu seeking Kauaʻi applicants for conservation leadership program

The Kupu leadership program is for recent high school graduates, college graduates and young professionals who are looking to establish a career in conservation.

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.
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