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Hawaii County prosecutors will have to wait a couple more months before they can move into their new home at the West Hawaii Civic Center.
John Michael Mike Middlesworth, retired newspaperman and vice chairman of the state Judicial Selection Commission, died Jan. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. He was 81.
After 2019 brought several changes to marijuana management at both the state and county level, dozens of new marijuana-related bills have been proposed in 2020.
When lifesaving equipment like Jaws of Life extrication tools are donated to the Hawaii Fire Department but then sit months in a warehouse until the paperwork is completed and the donation is formally accepted by the County Council, something needs to change.
Three organizations Tawhiri Power, Hu Honua Bioenergy and Puna Pono Alliance have filed motions to intervene in a docket before the state Public Utilities Commission regarding an amended and restated power purchase agreement between Hawaii Electric Light Co. and Puna Geothermal Venture.
Community First wants the community to know its numbers.
Hawaii Island residents have an opportunity to respond to the states only regulated interisland ocean cargo shipping companys request for a 34% rate increase.
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii lawmakers have proposed initiatives to help reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities after transportation officials confirmed more than 100 deaths in the last year.
HONOLULU (AP) A study shows the number of residential vacation rentals on Oahu has decreased by more than 13% since legislation was enforced against illegal short-term rentals, a Hawaii tourism agency said.
Dozens of protesters opposed to the Thirty Meter Telescope gathered at a meeting of the University of Californias Board of Regents on Thursday to demand that the UC system end its partnership with the project, according to the Daily Californian, UC Berkeleys student newspaper.
A 41-year-old Hilo man accused of shooting his estranged wife at close range in their upper Kaiwiki Road home last March testified Friday he is receiving inadequate care in the medical unit at Halawa Correctional Facility on Oahu.
CORRECTION 1/27/20: A previous edition of this story erroneously reported Sen. Kurt Fevella of Oahu as a Democrat. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.
HONOLULU (AP) The Honolulu Medical Examiners Office has identified the remains of two people found in a burnt-out home where a man allegedly shot and killed two Honolulu police officers and attacked a neighbor before setting the house ablaze last weekend.