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A 43-year-old Hilo man was charged with a slew of drug- and firearms-related charges after police allegedly found him slumped over the steering wheel of a car, apparently asleep, in the left-turn lane on Kanoelehua Avenue onto Kekuanaoa Street toward Hilo International Airport on Jan. 22.
HONOLULU A Hawaii state Senate committee has approved a bill that would provide up to $50,000 for down payments for first-time home buyers.
Five Hawaii Police Department officers were terminated in 2019 and seven were suspended for disciplinary reasons, a department official said Thursday.
Once a year, the 136-year-old Tong Wo Society in North Kohala opens its doors to the public, and on Sunday the community is invited to tour the historic building and celebrate Chinese New Year.
The latest effort to change labeling requirements for Hawaiian-grown coffee blends is making its way through the state Legislature.
A 22-year-old woman reportedly beaten by her boyfriend with a claw hammer and dull knife and locked in a room in their Ainaloa home Saturday night told police she kicked out a window screen and ran to a neighbors house for help, according to a court document.
HONOLULU The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has approved the purchase of nearly $8 million in property for future housing development.
The air was polite, but testimony before the state Public Utilities Commission Tuesday night in Hilo was overwhelmingly opposed to Young Brothers request to raise interisland ocean freight rates by 34%.
Proposed legislation introduced by state House Speaker Scott Saiki would allow residents to vote on an amendment to Hawaiis constitution that would give the state Board of Education concurrent real property tax authority to help fund teacher compensation.
The founder and director of Kua O Ka La Public Charter School said Wednesday the schools administration and governing board cant comment on a federal embezzlement complaint against the schools former financial officer as it is still pending court action.
HONOLULU (AP) Scientists will decide whether to establish a captive breeding program on the U.S. mainland in an attempt to prevent the extinction of a bird species only found on Maui, officials said.
Good Samaritans rescued an unresponsive swimmer from the water at Papakolea Beach, aka Green Sands Beach, early Monday afternoon. According to a Hawaii Fire Department statement, eight units, including both county helicopters responded to the 1:33 p.m. alarm with the first unit arriving on scene at 1:59 p.m. By the time they arrived, the 40-year-old woman was sitting on the beach, conscious but unable to make her way up the trail from the secluded Kau beach.
As the United States and the world continues to monitor the outbreak of a new respiratory virus, Big Island hospitals are at the ready for any potential cases.
The long-closed Thurston Lava Tube in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park could reopen within a month if a final repair project goes smoothly.
A host of bills addressing invasive species and the states biosecurity are a part of this years legislative session, following a list of recommendations by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.