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KAILUA-KONA Six weeks after Kaiser Permanente filed suit against The Queens Health Systems after the latter informed the former it would begin billing Kaiser members for the balance of emergency services it provides, Queens has yet to file a response in court.
HONOLULU The giant telescope planned for Maunakea will enhance humanitys knowledge of the universe and bring quality, high-paying jobs, supporters said Thursday, as protesters blocked construction for a second week.
HILO Mayor Harry Kim clarified in a statement today that he does not have the authority to intervene or make deals regarding the TMT project.
WAILUKU A state trauma registry lists Maui as the location of the highest number of spinal injuries occurring at Hawaiis beaches.
LIHUE A Kauai beach park has reopened following a $6 million repair project, a report said.
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.