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KAILUA-KONA Mayor Harry Kim remains steadfast in his commitment to finding a way forward as the standoff over the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea continues.
KAILUA-KONA Keen observation and good old fashioned police work earned Hawaii County Police Officer Christopher Fukumoto the honor of November Officer of the Month on Wednesday.
HONOLULU A judge ruled Wednesday that Hawaii tax authorities may subpoena Airbnb for records of its hosts as the state investigates whether operators of vacation rentals have been paying their taxes.
KAILUA-KONA A Captain Cook man was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for sexual assault of a minor, the Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorneys Office announced today.
WASHINGTON Supreme Court justices, both conservative and liberal, appeared skeptical Wednesday of a Trump administration argument that the federal Clean Water Act should not apply to sewage plant wastewater that flows into the ground and eventually seeps into federally protected waters, such as rivers or oceans.
HONOLULU Hawaiis tourism industry held a conference warning hotel owners and employees of the prevalence of sex trafficking at visitor properties and providing information about how to fight it.
KAILUA-KONA The case of three defendants accused of aiding Justin Waiki in the days after he fatally shot a Hawaii County police officer is now in the jurys hands.
KAILUA-KONA The widespread coral bleaching event predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration did impact reefs across Hawaii.
HILO Major changes need to be made to the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands before Native Hawaiians can be reconnected to their homelands, a series of speakers told a state Senate panel Monday in Honolulu.
KAILUA-KONA A 45-year-old woman accused of murder in the death of a 3-year-old Waimea boy two years ago is free on bail pending trial.
KAILUA-KONA Repairs to a seawall damaged by high surf this summer and site improvements are planned for Hulihee Palace in the heart of Kailua Village.
HONOLULU Vacation rental supply fell on Oahu and the number of visitors reporting vacation rental stays dropped by about half in September, the first month since the citys crackdown on illegal rentals took effect.
HILO A month after a key deadline for short-term vacation rentals, the Hawaii County Planning Department is plowing through almost 4,000 applications, including 1,150 seeking exemptions for nonconforming zoning.