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Comment: Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, based in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
The county Board of Ethics is trying to add teeth to what has historically been a paper tiger, more than a decade after the County Council gave it authority to fine public officials who violate the ethics code.
HONOLULU — No single employee was directly responsible for the escape of a man from Hawaii State Hospital, a state investigation found, but questions remain about how he was able to walk out of the facility and fly to California, officials said Wednesday.