Pahoa woman killed in traffic crash

Police say a 49-year-old woman was killed in a one-car collision Wednesday night in the area of Kahakai Boulevard and Welea Street, in Pahoa.

New fire code on hold

A bill updating the county fire code was temporarily set aside Wednesday to allow officials time to figure out a way to make an important component of the code compatible with the county’s online EPIC building permit system.

Police seek missing woman

Police are looking for 36-year-old Manaolanalani L. Benford of Mountain View, who was reported missing. She was last seen two weeks ago in the Mountain View area.

Traffic tweaks in Keaukaha

The Hawaii County Department of Public Works has been working on establishing new routes on Kalaniana‘ole Street to alleviate daytime traffic as roadwork in the area continues.

Clean Water Act is under assault

President Richard Nixon vetoed the Clean Water Act in 1972. But Congress overrode him on a bipartisan vote, and the landmark law to reverse the toxic degradation of U.S. rivers, lakes and streams took effect half a century ago today.

Kamehameha volleyball champs again

The Kamehameha Schools Hawaii girls volleyball team finished an undefeated season with a final win over Hilo to claim the Divison I BIIF Championship on Tuesday.

Arizona refuses US demand to remove containers along border

PHOENIX — Arizona has refused the federal government’s demand to take down double-stacked shipping containers it placed to fill gaps in the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it won’t do so until the U.S. moves to construct a permanent barrier instead.

COVID-19 linked to increase in US pregnancy-related deaths

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 drove a dramatic increase in the number of women who died from pregnancy or childbirth complications in the U.S. last year, a crisis that has disproportionately claimed Black and Hispanic women as victims, according to a government report released Wednesday.