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Residents urged to protect ohana from whooping cough

The Hawaii Department of Health is asking Hawaii Island residents to familiarize themselves with the dangers of whooping cough and how they can protect themselves and their family from the highly contagious disease.

DLNR to investigate lava tour hiking incident

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating an incident early Wednesday evening in which an injured hiker on a lava tour was airlifted to safety along with seven others, according to an email received Saturday.

Preliminary hearing set for police chase suspect

A man accused of attacking a woman, stealing her sport utility vehicle, then leading police on a chase and trying to run down two officers with the stolen SUV before being shot by one of the officers made his initial court appearance Thursday.

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Cellana at NELHA to recieve $3.5 million federal grant

Cellana, a leading biofuel company based at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, will receive a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an integrated, high-yield algae biofuel feedstock production system at their Kona Demonstration Facility, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) announced.