Legislation passed by lawmakers earlier this year that decriminalizes the possession of three grams or less of marijuana and allows such past possessions to be expunged from criminal records will take effect early next year.
KAILUA-KONA A man whose alleged threats triggered a six-hour standoff with police in Kalaoa in October has been deemed unfit to proceed in an earlier, unrelated case, and committed to the Hawaii State Hospital.
Although Big Island Dairy has satisfactorily completed all closure requirements set forth in an agreement with the state Department of Health, others have shown interest in the Ookala property for future dairy operations.
Hawaii Island continues to lead the state in population growth, but some of the 42 small towns that dot the island have seen population drop, according to detailed estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Hawaii County Police Commission on Friday found insufficient evidence to support the allegations in a complaint made by a retired Hawaii Police Department sergeant concerning enhanced traffic enforcement that occurred on Daniel K. Inouye Highway between Aug. 15 and Thursday.
The county said today in a statement that because of a high-wind warning expected at 6 p.m. tonight, the Mass Transit Agency is cancelling the Hele-On Bus 7:15 p.m. route from Hilo to South Kohala and the 11:05 p.m. return bus tonight.
The Hawaii County Police Commission is slated to hear a complaint today by a retired police sergeant who alleges the Hawaii Police Departments operations around the blockade of Maunakea Access Road by protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope project is institutionalized police misconduct.
David Benjamin Cordeiro, a 37-year-old Mountain View man, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to possessing ammunition after having been previously convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, Kenji Price, U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, said in a statement.
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.