KEAAU — It was supposed to be a BIIF basketball season of medal collecting for Kamehameha and Hawaii Prep, but the coronavirus pandemic deleted thoughts of a title repeat for the Division I Warriors and a three-peat for the Division II Ka Makani.
Hawaii Police have identified a homicide victim who was found buried in a shallow grave in a Puna subdivision last month.
WASHINGTON — With sunset remarks and a national moment of silence, President Joe Biden on Monday confronted head-on the country’s once-unimaginable loss — half a million Americans in the COVID-19 pandemic — as he tried to strike a balance between mourning and hope.
A measure that would not only allow, but also require in certain situations, government entities to seek reimbursement for search and rescue costs is advancing in the state Senate.
Debra “Debbie” Haunani Mock Chew–Texeira, 67, of Honokaa died Jan. 28. Born in Kukuihaele, she was a manager at Dairy Queen and Tex Drive Inn, clothing line entrepreneur and lifelong member and former president of the Waipi’o Taro Farmers’ Association. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Ernest (Joy) Texeira of Hilo and Alan Texeira of Honokaa; sisters, Sylvia (John) Tompkins of Kohala, Cynthia Kanekoa of Kukuihaele and Moana (Lloyd) Kaneshiro; brothers, Dennis (Linda) Mock Chew of Kona, Jayson (Alberta) Mock Chew of Honokaa, Lyle Mock Chew of Kukuihaele and Bradford Mock Chew of Waipi’o Valley; two granddaughters; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Predictably, hotel occupancy rates in January were far below those from last year.
Health director: Vaccinations for ages 70-74 could be offered in 3 weeks; wait might be longer on Big Isle
The state Department of Health expects to open up vaccinations to those 70-74 in the coming weeks.