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HONOLULU Louis Kealoha was given a $20,000 discount for the installation of 26 solar panels at his Kahala home in 2013 as a favor to a police officer who worked part time for the solar contractor and because Kealoha was the police chief, according to the contractor.
HILO Saying the County Councils $585.5 million budget isnt conservative enough, Mayor Harry Kim is letting it become law without his signature.
KEALAKEKUA A Waimea man accused of manslaughter and negligent homicide in the traffic death of a Hawaii Fire Department veteran has pleaded not guilty to the charges stemming from the May 22 crash.
KEALAKEKUA The second of three defendants in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard took the stand Thursday, telling jurors she didnt recall kicking and punching the victim as he lay motionless on the ground during the Sept. 17 incident.
UPDATE: Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope will begin this summer after the Department of Land and Natural Resources issued a notice to proceed yesterday.
KEALAKEKUA One of three people charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard took the stand Wednesday, telling jurors he was inebriated and never intended to kill the man during the Sept. 17 incident.
KEALAKEKUA A trio of doctors is divided on whether a 19-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed two one fatally at a Kau park in April is fit to stand trial for the offenses.
HILO Amid promises to create future laws curbing the growing waste stream heading to the countys soon-to-be sole landfill, the County Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill loosening restrictions on the allowable plastic alternatives to polystyrene.
KAILUA-KONA A grassroots effort to put a spotlight on crime and chronic homelessness in Kailua Village is continuing to pick up steam, with a meeting on Monday drawing a crowd of an estimated 130-150 people to the Paina Room at Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill.
KEALAKEKUA A collective gasp came from the jury when surveillance video of the beating of a hotel security guard was aired Tuesday in 3rd Circuit Court.
HILO A 21-year-old Keaau woman who died Monday as a result of a bizarre traffic incident late Saturday in Hilo allegedly yelled Why are you trying to kill me? at the driver of a van who reportedly took off and left her dying in the street after she tried to climb aboard.
HONOLULU The family of lost-and-found hiker Amanda Eller says she did not take drugs or purposefully set off on a spiritual journey when she got lost for 17 days in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui.
HONOLULU The Honolulu City Council voted unanimously Monday to impose stiffer fines and harsher regulations on Oahus vacation rentals, tossing the entire short-term rental industry on the island on its head.
HILO Should police be able to impound your car because its windows are too dark?
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