The Big Island’s only jail is expected to add a $12.8 million medium-security building amid concerns about overcrowding, Hawaii state officials said.
Hawaii state health officials have investigated dozens of adult residential care homes statewide after receiving reports that the facilities were operating without licenses, officials said.
Hawaii is on track to have more than 10 million visitors in one year for the first time in history, although that may not be reflected in dollar amounts, tourism officials said.
PO‘IPU — Ocean Safety officials closed Waiohai Beach in Po‘ipu to swimming until further notice due to a shark sighting Monday.
The Hawaii Department of Health posted a water advisory at a Maui beach that tested above a bacteria safety threshold, officials said.
LIHUE — Efforts are underway to repair the undersea cable responsible for islandwide internet outages in late October and early November, but the problem is 10 miles offshore, over a half mile deep and is expected to take several more weeks to fix, according to an executive with the company responsible for maintaining the fiber optics line.