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KAILUA-KONA The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will be visiting Hawaii Island as part of re-accreditation process for the Hawaii Police Department.
KAILUA-KONA Honolulu prosecutors are now handling the case of an 18-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 78-year-old woman last month at a county campground in South Kohala.
HILO Less than halfway into July, records mostly for heat have been falling on a near-daily basis somewhere in Hawaii.
— The 2019 Mazda CX-9 was engineered to exhilarate and inspire, and people can’t stop talking about it.
HONOLULU Firefighters on Maui on Friday successfully tamed a large brush fire only to have another blaze ignite near several big box stores, sparking evacuations of a Target and Lowes.
HILO Effective Aug. 1, the county will no longer accept construction and demolition debris or grading and grubbing materials at the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill, the Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday.
HILO Legislation recently signed by Gov. David Ige aims to address agricultural theft and vandalism on Hawaii Island and Maui.
KAILUA-KONA Prosecutors are seeking relief from the Hawaii Supreme Court in the case of four of the seven defendants accused of aiding accused cop killer Justin Waiki.
HILO For the first time, the nations population will be invited to fill out and return their census forms online.
HILO The University of Hawaiis Institute for Astronomy was awarded a contract by NASA to continue to manage its telescope on Maunakea.
KAILUA-KONA Hawaii Island police are still seeking witnesses who were at Manuka State Wayside Park during a shooting involving a Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Ranger.
HILO Gov. David Ige said Wednesday concerns expressed in a Tuesday letter by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii that a long-range acoustic device will be used as a sound cannon against Thirty Meter Telescope protesters on Maunakea is based on a lot of misinformation on that equipment.
HILO Hunting in certain areas on Maunakea will be prohibited until mid-August in order to ensure security during the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
HILO Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Maunakea will begin next week after nearly five years of delays.
KAILUA-KONA The Hawaii Department of Health on Wednesday said it has been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about a lab-confirmed case of rat lungworm disease in a visitor to West Hawaii.
HILO Theres a lot of enthusiasm for zero-emission hydrogen-powered buses, but its a long road ahead before they become a staple of Hawaii Countys Hele-On fleet.
KAILUA-KONA From Billy Pugh nets to ATVs, the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation has donated millions of dollars in equipment to first responders.
HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) today announced that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will begin the week of July 15.
HILO The Hawaii County Council on Tuesday joined Maui and Kauai in backing Gov. David Iges request that Bank of America return to the table to discuss a decades-old dispute over $150 million in home loans for Native Hawaiians.
State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura said Tuesday she’s “very disappointed” that Gov. David Ige vetoed a bill aimed at reforming the statute governing the seizure of an individual’s property by civil asset forfeiture.
KAILUA-KONA The MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program announced Tuesday that it is now accepting applications from those interested in joining the 2020 entering cohort at its new Hawaii campus in West Hawaii.
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