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KEALAKEKUA At lunch time on Monday, staff and visitors at Kona Community Hospital were lining up with their trays inside Ginger Cafe.
HILO The county Salary Commission is considering bonuses as one way to attract quality candidates to head county departments.
HONOLULU A jury found a former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle, a case that shook the top levels of law enforcement.
HONOLULU U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard again issued her dire warning of a new war looming in the Middle East during her first national prime-time debate with nine of the other Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday, and her campaign issued a bulletin criticizing the format of the forum even before it was over.
KEALAKEKUA Brian Lee Smith was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on Wednesday for second-degree murder in the 2018 shooting death of Thomas Ballesteros Jr.
HONOLULU Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, after hearing that Roundup was being used on some campuses, sent a memo Tuesday to all principals stressing that herbicides are banned at Hawaii public schools.
KEALAKEKUA – The jury returned guilty verdicts Tuesday in the trial against Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao charged in the Sept. 17 beating of hotel security guard John Kanui.
KAILUA-KONA Kailua-Konas first medical marijuana dispensary opens this weekend, providing patients here a legal avenue for obtaining their medicine.
KAILUA-KONA Police have arrested a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man wanted for questioning as part of an attempted murder investigation.
HONOLULU If U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbards somewhat obscure presidential campaign is ever going to catch fire, this week may be the time.
HILO Twenty bills might be on the chopping block after Gov. David Ige revealed Monday which of them he is considering vetoing.
HILO Three of four individuals originally accused of the alleged abduction and sexual assault of a woman late last month in Puna have been indicted by a Hilo grand jury in connection with the incident.
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