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.
The Hawaii Department of Health is issuing new medical marijuana registration cards.
The transfer of the medical marijuana registration program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health is complete. The program officially became part of the Department of Health on Jan. 1.
HONOLULU — Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said.
Some of the 13 West Hawaii beach parks that were closed for the past several days because of warning-level surf reopened on Monday.
A breakout from the June 27 lava flow continues to widen Monday morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
Shane Dorian hosted the 20th annual Keiki Classic at Banyans on Saturday. More than 50 young surfers competed in 11 heats to see who has what it takes to ride where the local pro honed his skills in the early years.
The 15th annual Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day was held Saturday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The day also marked the 30th anniversary of Ellison Onizuka’s first space flight while on the space shuttle Discovery, STS 51-C, which launched Jan. 24, 1985.
CHICAGO — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
WAILUKU, Maui — An asteroid warning system that includes a telescope atop Haleakala is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Big Island police Saturday charged one person and released three others in connection with a fatal stabbing Tuesday in Hilo.