Hawaii News

Friday, May 24, 2024

Could smaller fireworks be legalized in Honolulu?

VIDEO: A proposal to once again legalize certain small fireworks is moving forward at the Honolulu City Council. Since 2010, sparklers and fountains have been a thing of the past on Oahu. On Big Island, Maui, and Kauai, counties have allowed the purchase of these smaller fireworks without a permit. Committee members passed Bill 22, which would legalize ground fireworks like sparklers and fountains. The bill would allow consumers to buy ground fireworks without a permit and instead would require sellers to have one. Those in support said it would help curb the black market and illegal aerials, but the fire department said it would only result in more harm. “We all know the increasing threat more fireworks will bring in relation to fires, the smoke produced would impact our elderly, youth and vulnerable people and those with asthma,” said J.C. Bisch, HFD Battalion Chief.
KHON-TV FOX 2 Honolulu

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Emergency evacuation route planned for Waikoloa Village

VIDEO: Waikoloa village will be getting a dedicated emergency evacuation road. Private landowners have pledged to fund and grant the County of Hawaii the new route or egress down to the highway. For two decades, residents in Waikoloa Village have been clamoring for an emergency evacuation route. If everything goes as planned, as announced by county and state officials and private interest groups, a road leading down from Kamakoa Nui skate park could be the beginning of that route. A road near the skate park, and new development underway, would lead out of Waikoloa Village and down to the state highway. Hawaii county and the state hosted the groundbreaking ceremony off of Queen Kaahumanu Highway.
KITV ABC 4 Honolulu

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