Impact of COVID-19 on UH-Hilo applications ‘nominal’

While the number of students who so far applied to the University of Hawaii at Hilo has increased compared to last year, university officials say those applications largely came before the onset the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact the disease might have on overall enrollment this fall remains to be seen.

Sentencing set in fatal 2018 crash

Sentencing is coming up for a Kona man who pleaded no contest earlier this year to first-degree negligent homicide stemming from a 2018 crash that killed a 41-year-old mother of two.

Five new cases today, all on Oahu

The state Department of Health reports five new COVID-19 cases in Hawaii today, and added four older cases to the statewide case count, bringing the total to 664.

Weddings, vow renewals at state beaches resume with ‘wiki permits’

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Thursday that, effective immediately, wiki permits, the online permitting system for limited commercial activities on state beaches such as weddings and vow renewals, is resuming service subject to the following COVID-19 “Act With Care” restrictions:

Council approves budget

Taxes will increase for luxury real estate under a budget passed Thursday evening by the Hawaii County Council.