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HILO Testimony ranged from poetic to pragmatic to piqued. But all speakers were passionate and tears flowed on both sides of the dais Wednesday as the County Council passed a nonbinding resolution backing state Sen. Kai Kaheles call for a 60-day moratorium on construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.
Mayor Harry Kim said today that he hopes to meet with Hawaiian community leaders, including those leading the protests at Maunakea, before the end of the week.
KAILUA-KONA Police are asking for the publics help identifying a suspicious vehicle seen leaving the area of a brush fire reported last week in South Kohala.
LIHUE A frayed 17-year-old cable was to blame for a widespread power outage on Kauai, a report said.
KAILUA-KONA Hawaii Island police are asking for the publics assistance with the identification of two suspects caught on surveillance amid a reported burglary earlier this week in Pahoa.
KEALAKEKUA A Naalehu woman on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges filed in connection with a double stabbing that left one dead at a Kau park earlier this year.
HILO Despite concerns from about a dozen testifiers that changes to Konas community development plan would make it harder to hold developers accountable for their promises, a County Council panel Tuesday advanced a measure making a host of amendments.
KAILUA-KONA The Vietnam War was a nightmare, and most people would agree on that.
HILO According to a statement from the Maunakea Observatories, a car containing technicians from Gemini Observatory was stopped by protesters from entering the Maunakea Access Road this morning.
KAILUA-KONA A water main break near Ascension Mission Catholic Church on Puako Beach Drive has resulted in little to no water service for customers in the area, the Department of Water Supply reported Tuesday afternoon.
HONOLULU A toxicology test indicates an Oahu infant who died in the care of a babysitter had nearly double the concentration of an antihistamine in her blood as what is usually lethal for babies, officials said.
HILO Gov. David Ige just issued a statement in which he calls upon Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim to coordinate both county and state efforts to peacefully attempt to reach common ground with the protectors of Maunakea and the broader community. Mayor Kim is closest to the situation and the impacts are greatest on the island he leads.