A former building plans examiner with the Honolulu planning department has pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for expediting approval of permit applications.
There's been a lot of news and information about water contamination from a leak at the Navy Red Hill fuel storage facility on Oʻahu. These are the recent developments you need to know.
Honolulu police say they shot a man who allegedly charged at officers with a knife near Ala Moana Shopping Center on Monday night.
The state Department of Health revised its statistics on COVID vaccination rates, resulting in an increase in the number of booster shots received. But it also means a drop in the number of residents who completed their primary vaccine series.
The company announced Monday it will be contributing US$251,000 in goods and services toward disaster relief for the island nation – and has scheduled a special voyage departing Auckland, New Zealand this week.
The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority has awarded grants to several local environmental and cultural organizations. After eliminating grants last year because of pandemic budget constraints, the agency recently awarded more than $3 million through its Kūkulu Ola and Aloha ʻĀina grants.
The temblor hit roughly 6 miles north-northeast of Wailua, at a depth of 25 miles, just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The administrator of Kohala Hospital says he’s been monitoring the spread of the omicron variant after local residents were hit hard by the delta surge last fall.
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