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Park to close for 7 weeks of maintenance

Pawaa In-Ha Park will be closed for maintenance for seven weeks, starting Friday, city parks officials said. Read More

City to lift left-turn restrictions for 6 months

Starting next week, the city will remove left-turn restrictions on several streets as part of a six-month traffic study requested by Honolulu County Councilman Trevor Ozawa, according to the city Department of Transportation Services. Read More

FEMA, SBA have loans available for disaster relief

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration are reminding homeowners and renters affected by the Kilauea eruption that disaster loans as low as 1.93 percent are available to help them recover. Read More

New law clamps down on unlicensed care homes

Gov. David Ige signed a bill into law Friday ensuring care homes for the elderly and disabled have proper licensing and certification required by the Department of Health, with violators subject to a misdemeanor criminal offense. Read More

AFL-CIO endorses Hanabusa

The Hawaii State American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) has endorsed U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for governor, a move the labor organization says is unusual because it rarely makes primary election endorsements. Read More

Hawaii honors slain journalists

Flags flew at half-staff across Hawaii on Tuesday, and local journalists plan to gather for a moment of silence Thursday morning to honor the five Capital Gazette newspaper employees who were shot dead in Annapolis, Md., last week. Read More

Displaced Hilo charter school seeks new temporary site

With the start of classes just five weeks away, Susie Osborne, co-founder and head of Kua o ka La Public Charter School in Puna, is desperately seeking a campus in Hilo to temporarily house her elementary school students. Read More

NOAA seeks public’s help tracking endangered turtles

Scientists are asking for help in tracking endangered green sea turtles that have begun returning to Hawaii after their annual trip northwest for breeding and nesting. Read More

Oahu and Kauai disaster recovery centers open

Starting today, the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are opening disaster recovery centers on Oahu and Kauai to assist those affected by flooding in April. Read More

Lanikai parking limited for holiday weekend

The city will restrict parking in Lanikai for the Independence Day holiday weekend in its continuing effort to balance public access to nearby beaches with public safety for the community. Read More

Pearl Harbor shipyard hiring 150

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the state’s largest industrial employer, is holding a hiring meeting Thursday as it seeks to fill more than 150 jobs. Read More

Water shutdown needed for improvements

Customers along Kahiliholo Road in Kilauea will have their water service shut down for eight hours Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, according to a notice from the Department of Water. Read More

Computer science education in Hawaii gets $500,000 boost

The push for computer science education took a step forward this week when Gov. David Ige signed legislation that invests $500,000 in teacher training and gives more students a chance to study the subject. Read More

Commission orders flow restored to 10 Maui streams

The Hawaii water commission has ordered the full restoration of flows to 10 Maui streams and ordered no or limited diversions for seven streams to restore habitats. Read More

Luxury condo in Kakaako catches fire

Honolulu firefighters responded to a fire at a luxury condominium building in Kakaako late Monday. Read More

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