Hydrologist: A wet December closed out 2021

After the first two months of the wet season — October and November — got off to a slow start, December “appears to have made up for lost ground,” according to Kevin Kodama, senior hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

Police investigating cause of fatal New Year’s Day crash on Maunakea

UPDATE: According to a statement from Servco, the distributor of Toyota automobiles in Hawaii: “After offering our support to the Hawaii Police Department and investigating the recall involvement for this specific (vehicle identification number), we have confirmed that the 2018 Toyota Tacoma involved in the accident was not involved in any brake related recall.” The cause of the fatal crash is still under investigation.

Another blow for Honua Ola

The state’s Consumer Advocate has filed a document with the Public Utilities Commission saying “due to remaining questions and concerns, it is unable to recommend approval” of Honua Ola Bioenergy, the nearly completed biomass power plant in Pepeekeo.