Kaua‘i jobless rate tumbles to 3.0 percent
LIHU‘E — Local businesses continued to beef up employment rosters to start the year, in turn sending the jobless rate on Kaua‘i to its lowest level for the month of January since the pre-pandemic era.
Kapa‘a man arrested for alleged hit-and-run involving Lithuanian woman
A Kapa‘a man was arrested for an alleged hit-and-run on Friday afternoon that resulted in a bicyclist suffering critical injuries, authorities said.
Hawai‘i average gas price tops survey
LIHU‘E — In a result that should surprise no one who has ever filled up their gas tank on one of the Hawaiian Islands, the state of Hawai‘i continues to hold the dubious distinction of being the most expensive place in the country to fuel up
Senate committee rejects Sadayasu’s nomination
HONOLULU — A Senate committee shot down the nominee tapped to lead the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
Green appoints Drewyer to fill Second Circuit Court vacancy
HONOLULU — An appointment to the Second Circuit Court of Maui County has been made about a month after a state commission finished vetting a list of nominees for the position.
Passenger count eases at Lihu‘e Airport in February
For the first time in months, the number of people getting off domestic flights at Lihu‘e Airport was lower than the same comparable period a year earlier.
Male visitor dies after traffic crash in Hokulei Village parking lot
PUHI — A visitor from Kansas succumbed to injuries suffered in a traffic crash in the Hokulei Village Shopping Center parking lot on Friday evening, authorities said.
HBA: Hawaii banks unaffected by collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
LIHU‘E — The sudden collapse of one of the nation’s largest banks earlier this week prompted a Hawaiian financial group to assure depositors that banks in the state were unaffected by the closure.
Police bust up cockfight in South Kona
KONA, Hawaii Island — Police arrested four individuals at a cock fight in South Kona that drew an estimated 800 to 1,000 people to the illegal event on March 4.
Kona low dumps more than 12 inches on Mount Wai‘ale‘ale
LIHU‘E — A pair of moisture-packed Kona lows dumped some serious water on the Hawaiian Islands last month, with one 24-hour total on Kaua‘i exceeding a foot of rainfall.
Finance committee approves $18.9 billion state budget
A spending blueprint for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 fiscal years cleared a key legislative hurdle on Wednesday.
Poll: Strong support for ‘green fee’
LIHU‘E — A “green fee,” which would require visitors to pay $50 per-person to use beaches, parks and trails in Hawai‘i, drew firm backing from state voters in a new poll with results released Monday.
County of Kaua‘i promotes 12 first responders
A dozen local first responders were promoted during a special ceremony held by the Kaua‘i Fire Department and Ocean Safety Bureau on Friday at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.
Kaua‘i home sales tumble in January
A confluence of reluctant homebuyers and soft inventory levels led to a rough start to the new year for the County of Kaua‘i housing market.
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LIHU‘E — As of Monday, Feb. 27, your TGI will be delivered by the United States Postal Service from Monday through Saturday with your regular mail.
Passenger count hits new high in January
LIHU‘E — The number of passengers getting off domestic plane flights at Lihu‘e Airport last month was the best to begin an annual period at the transportation facility.
Sen. Hirono announces reelection bid
HONOLULU — Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced Tuesday that she will seek a third term in office, amid a vow to keep fighting for families, workers and communities throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Report: High rates of hepatitis B, liver cancer mortality
A review of 20 years worth of data found higher rates of hepatitis B virus infection and liver cancer mortality in the state of Hawai‘i, when compared with the rest of the country.
New $14M checkpoint opens at Honolulu airport
A multimillion-dollar project by a local airline, which aims to make it easier and faster for its passengers to clear security, debuted at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
Heavy rain in Kaua‘i forecast
LIHU‘E — A Kona low is forecast to bring widespread rainfall to Kaua‘i during the next few days, with the heaviest precipitation coming on Thursday and Friday.