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HONOLULU — Hawaii’s supply of doctors is the lowest since 2015 as older physicians retire and younger practitioners move outside the state for higher pay.
A customer at the downtown Hilo Longs Drugs foiled an attempt last month to shoplift spirits by a Kailua-Kona man too young to legally drink alcohol, according to a court document filed by police.
Student enrollment in the Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area has increased, according to data released Monday by the state Department of Education.
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A Big Island youth has a serious lung injury possibly related to the use of electronic smoking devices, or vaping, said state health officials Tuesday.
KAILUA-KONA — Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of three people accused of aiding suspected cop killer Justin Waiki.
The deadline for vacation rental owners to apply for a permit to continue to operate draws near, but some owners have already thrown in the towel.
Police are searching for a 15-year-old Mountain View girl who has been reported missing.
HONOLULU — Losing the Thirty Meter Telescope could mean losing billions of dollars in research funding throughout the next few decades, says a senior University of Hawaii official.
During the week of Sept. 2-8, Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involve in traffic accidents.
The Hawaii Police Department said there is a telephone spoofing incident in which scammers are using a police station number attempting to obtain confidential information from residents.
HELENA, Mont. — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Montana can’t ban political robocalls based on their content alone, marking the latest in a string of court decisions against U.S. states that attempt to restrict automated phone calls promoting political campaigns.
Hawaii police have identified a man who drowned in the waters off of Kamilo Point in Kau on Aug. 30.
Authorities identified the two Thirty Meter Telescope protesters who were arrested Friday and charged with obstruction of a government operation as an unpermitted structure was demolished on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands property near Puuhuluhulu on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
A 40-year-old Waimea man on trial for slitting his friends throat in the latters Waikoloa apartment more than five years ago described the victim as a young punk drug dealer and sort of a gangster wannabee.
A light bulb burned brightly in the center of an inflatable dome Friday morning at Imiloa Astronomy Center.
Maunakea tour companies are restructuring and selling off equipment as the closure of the access road and inability to conduct stargazing tours stretches into the ninth week.
KAILUA-KONA Big Island boaters will be doling out more green come November when increased fees for small boat harbor users and commercial operators on state waters go into effect.
No police action occurred Monday at the Maunakea Access Road despite fears from Thirty Meter Telescope opponents that a major push from law enforcement is imminent.
Number of abandoned vehicles rising on Kauai
Police are seeking the publics assistance to identify a man wanted for questioning in a sexual assault investigation regarding a June 15 incident on Banyan Drive in Hilo.
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