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HILO The County Council on Wednesday is scheduled to decide whether to hear a last-minute resolution supporting a 60-day moratorium on Thirty Meter Telescope construction on Maunakea.
HILO More than a month after construction began to restore lava-covered portions of Highway 132 in lower Puna, work is progressing steadily and is on schedule, county officials said Thursday.
WAILUKU The Maui Electric Company is experiencing the highest energy demand it has had in more than 10 years, officials said.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers.
HILO The countys new vacation rental registration laws are stimulating almost as many questions as applications, as property owners struggle to meet county requirements ahead of a Sept. 28 deadline.
HONOLULU Is there life on planets outside our solar system? How did stars and galaxies form in the earliest years of the universe? How do black holes shape galaxies?
HONOLULU A newly appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney representing a former Honolulu prosecutor wants to delay her trial on bank fraud and identity theft charges.
HONOLULU Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle.
MAUNAKEA Gov. David Ige said Friday he remains committed to allowing construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope to proceed atop Maunakea despite protests against the project and criticism from some lawmakers.
HONOLULU A former head of the Honolulu Ethics Commission has criticized the panel for ending his investigation into the citys former police chief and deputy prosecutor, a report said.
KAILUA-KONA A woman accused of a double stabbing that left one dead at a Kau park in April will stand trial after a judge this week found the teen fit to proceed in the murder case.