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HILO Mark Van Pernis endured a second round of grilling Wednesday before being confirmed to the Leeward Planning Commission by a 6-3 vote.
SOUTH KONA A South Kona homeowner is facing thousands in fines for reportedly operating an illegal vacation rental a stones throw from Pebble Beach.
HILO A public hearing regarding Hawaii Electric Light Co.s application to construct portions of overhead transmission lines that will reconnect Puna Geothermal Venture to the HELCO grid will be held next week in Pahoa.
State health officials are urging Hawaii residents to be vigilant but not to panic after a deadly new virus from China reached the U.S. West Coast in recent days.
HILO One of the six partners involved in the Thirty Meter Telescope project no longer wants the telescope to be built on Maunakea, according to news reports.
LIHUE A Kauai hospital has received a donation of $2.75 million toward its emergency department and trauma fundraising campaign.
WAILUKU Five vehicles were towed under a new Maui County law allowing police to tow vehicles of drivers arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Hawaii police said.
Police are asking for the publics help identifying a suspect in a Jan. 19 burglary of a residence in Puna.
HILO A former Keaau resident and her canine partner are competing to be Americas Top Dog.
HONOLULU Possible human remains were found Tuesday morning at the site of 3015 Hibiscus Drive two days after an Oahu handyman reportedly stabbed a woman and killed two officers before the house he and two women were believed to be inside burned.
HILO In his State of the State address Tuesday morning, Gov. David Ige reiterated his belief that the conflict surrounding the Thirty Meter Telescope can still be resolved peacefully.