The gold may be returning to the Kona coast.
Rather than shy away from the fresh vegetables that are a vital part of a healthy diet, Big Island residents should instead take precautions to make sure produce is thoroughly washed, health officials say. Making sure food is free of slugs and snails is the best way to stay clear of rat lungworm disease.
WAILUKU — A 20-year-old Maui fisherman is recovering after being bitten by a tiger shark while he was trying to throw it back to sea.
Health care-associated infections are a major and often preventable problem. On any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients in the United States has at least one such infection and about 75,000 people who had hospital-acquired infections died while hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente says it will temporarily close 10 small medical offices on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island next week if Unite Here Local 5 union members follow through with a planned strike.
Hilo will host the Big Island’s lone public hearing on new rules for the medical use of marijuana. A total of four hearings are planned statewide by the Hawaii Department of Health.
HONOLULU — Volunteers are surveying the number of homeless people in Hawaii, counting those living in shelters or on the streets.
The lava viewing area at the Pahoa transfer station will close on Saturday, the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation said.
All but one of the 13 West Hawaii beach parks that were closed over the weekend because of warning-level surf have reopened.
HONOLULU — Nearly two dozen environmental groups on Monday called on Gov. David Ige to withdraw his nomination of development executive Carleton Ching to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige wants to build a better home for the state’s young and elderly. But to do that, the state needs more money.