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Honoring lives lost to COVID-19

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center Gift Shop and Grants Coordinator Sharona Belcher inspects the Rose River Memorial at the hui’s Makawao campus Saturday. In May, artist Marcos Lutyens collaborated with the center to create the memorial to honor the lives lost to COVID-19 in Hawaii. Members of ...

State Supreme Court upholds ruling invalidating Kahoma Village permit

The Hawaii State Supreme Court has upheld a decision by a lower court invalidating a permit for Kahoma Village, a workforce housing project already built in Lahaina. The Supreme Court agreed with the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals that the Maui Planning Commission should have allowed a ...

Ige plans to veto TAT bill

Gov. David Ige on Monday announced his plans to veto a bill that would take away the counties’ share of the visitor lodging tax and create more oversight for Hawaii Tourism Authority funding. House Bill 862 would eliminate the $79 million special fund that the Hawaii Tourism Authority ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Monday reported 14 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 12 on Oahu, one on Hawaii island and two residents diagnosed out of state. One case was removed from Kauai’s count. • There have now been 37,367 confirmed and ...

Collaborating scientists have an ear on Lanai, Maui dolphins

With an influx of humans returning to Hawaii’s waters, Maui and Lanai’s beloved spinner dolphins have something to say — and scientists are now listening more closely. Underwater recording devices called ecological acoustic recorders, or EARs, that detect distinctive dolphin noises were ...

Police: Man said he planned to sell and smoke drugs

WAILUKU — A man told police he planned to both sell and smoke crystal methamphetamine after he was found with a parcel containing nearly 3 pounds of the drug in the Paia Post Office parking lot, a police officer testified Monday. Michael Bascar, 59, reported he knew the parcel contained ...