Hospitals face more pain

“Catastrophic cuts to services” are on the horizon if legislators don’t provide more funding this year, says the head of East Hawaii’s public health care system.

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Police seek Hale Nani escapee

Police are seeking a 27-year-old Hale Nani work furlough inmate who failed to return to the Hilo facility Wednesday after job seeking.

Work-furlough escapee sought

The state Department of Public Safety said a 33-year-old inmate on extended furlough failed to report for her scheduled check-in Tuesday at Hawaii Community Correctional Center.

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Owner of ship that damaged reef to pay $840,000

HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government and the state of Hawaii have reached an agreement for damages from the owner of a cargo ship that harmed more than 100,000 coral colonies several years ago when it ran aground off Oahu.

Council candidate seeks recount or new vote

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu City Council candidate has asked the Hawaii Supreme Court to order a recount or a new election as part of a review of possible election inaccuracies.



‘Booksellers for the day’

Basically Books in downtown Hilo has invited local authors to come to the store to be “booksellers for the day” on Shop Small-Small Business Saturday.

Online career training offered at HawCC

Hawaii Community College, Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET) has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, affordable online career training programs to prepare you to launch a new career or advance in an existing one, no matter where you’re located.




Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

WASHINGTON — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.


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