Keiki booster shots could begin soon

Booster shots for keiki ages 5-11 could be coming to the Big Island as early as next week, pending approval by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Despite reservations, sunscreen ban advances

Hawaii County Council members gave tentative approval Tuesday to a ban on the sale of all but two kinds of sunscreen on the Big Island on the condition that county attorneys can prove the ban is enforceable.

County Council eyes tougher sunscreen law

A state law took effect last year that banned the sale of sunscreens that contain two specific chemicals, but a proposed Hawaii County law would go further and ban selling all sunscreens except those containing two different substances.

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Tuesday in Hilo

East Hawaii residents are invited to attend a Coffee with a Cop with Hawaii Police Department’s Hilo Community Policing officers, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Ken’s House of Pancakes, 1730 Kamehameha Ave. in Hilo.