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HONOLULU Longshot presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is facing some heat in her heavily Democratic home state of Hawaii for voting present on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
HILO After more than five months of waiting, the impasse at Maunakea Access Road has seemingly broken, with Gov. David Ige on Thursday reopening the road and withdrawing law enforcement from the mountain.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, a 2020 presidential candidate, broke with most members of her party Wednesday and voted present on the two articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
KAILUA-KONA A 24-year-old Pennsylvania man arrested Wednesday in Kailua-Kona in connection with vandalizing a California synagogue will be extradited back to the Golden State.
HONOLULU Honolulus mayor signed a bill creating a new tax classification for owners of Oahu properties where bed-and-breakfast establishments are operated.
HONOLULU Honolulu police were reviewing body camera footage after police fatally shot a second man in less than 24 hours.
HONOLULU A defense bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday seeks to prevent local government agencies from mistakenly warning residents of a ballistic missile attack the way Hawaii did nearly two years ago.
KAILUA-KONA Hawaii Island police arrested 30 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Dec. 9 and Sunday. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash and one was younger than age 21.
KAILUA-KONA A mechanical failure of solar equipment apparently sparked a brush fire Tuesday evening in Waimea.
HILO Police have identified two people who died in separate traffic collisions on Volcano Highway (Route 11) in upper Puna.