Category: Local News

Visitor arrivals, spending grow for January

Hawaii’s visitor industry kicked off January with robust visitor arrivals and spending carrying over the momentum of a record-setting 2016. January visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian islands grew nearly 5 percent to 756,313 visitors, while spending rose just over 10 percent to $1.6 billion, according to preliminary numbers released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority today.…

MEDIA RELEASE The Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo is currently accepting applications through March 15, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The S-STEM Program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and provides support to students from economically disadvantaged families who are academically talented…

Pearl City, Kapolei men charged in felony theft cases

Two Oahu residents have been charged in separate cases alleging theft of state accounts totaling more than $750,000. Michael Powers, a 48-year-old, convicted felon from Pearl City, was charged Friday with attempted first-degree theft and multiple counts of forgery in the second degree after he allegedly wrote 22 forged checks totaling $715,696.92. Powers allegedly used…

Three bridges on Paauilo Mauka Road to be closed for repairs

MEDIA RELEASE The Ka’apahu-Waika’alulu Gulch Bridges No.44-2, No.44-3 and the Waika’alulu Bridge No.44-5 located on Pa‘auilo Mauka Road, between Ho’okahua Road and Kukuipapa Road, will be closed for repair work between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. beginning on Thursday, March 2 , 2017 through Friday, March 10, 2017, weather and construction conditions…

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