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The prosecutor in an attempted murder trial told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday that they “don’t have to approve of anything” the victim, a drug dealer, did.
The commute to, from and through Waimea will be more difficult in the coming months.
A Hilo grand jury indicted a man identified in court documents as the owner of Lemongrass Restaurant in Keaau for allegedly sexually assaulting an employee.
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KAILUA-KONA A 43-count indictment was handed down by a Kona grand jury against a man accused of an islandwide crime spree last month.
The Hawaii County Council is fixing a glitch in a law that allows the county to haul abandoned vehicles from county property, but not state or federal property.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating how the occupation of Maunakea Access Road might be harming a rare native Hawaiian plant and several other endangered species.
HONOLULU Native Hawaiian opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope plan to protest outside the California home of one of the observatorys major backers.
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.
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.
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