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The Judicial Selection Commission has submitted the names of four nominees for the judicial vacancy in Hilo Circuit Court, a position vacant since the November retirement of Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura.
Kulani Correctional Facility and Hawaii Community Correctional Center both have new wardens.
The office of the state attorney general responded late Thursday to a lawsuit by three Native Hawaiians challenging the states jurisdiction over the Maunakea Access Road.
Emergency warning sirens around the Big Island are operational again after nearly 10% were in need of repair last October.
Police seized well over a pound of methamphetamine plus other drugs during a raid Monday on 17th Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park.
The father and brother of a Hilo woman originally from Oregon who went missing Sunday near Wainaku Scenic Point have come to the Big Island to help in the search.
A Japanese man who traveled to Hawaii earlier this month has since been diagnosed with COVID-19, the newly identified coronavirus that has infected thousands in China and elsewhere around the world, state health officials confirmed Friday.
After a windy week along the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, the camp at the Maunakea Access Road has incurred ire from, among others, supporters of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Police have opened a missing persons investigation in connection with two overdue fishermen believed to have been swept into the ocean in Kau.
Police identified a pedestrian who died after being struck by at least three vehicles during Thursdays morning rush hour traffic on Highway 130 near the Keaau Transfer Station as 58-year-old David Foster Perrells, of Pahoa.
Youth mentoring opportunities on the Big Island are being diminished with the closing of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii Island programs at the end of the month.
A Native Hawaiian advocacy group has sued the state for its management of the land around the Maunakea Access Road.
The pedestrian killed during rush-hour traffic Thursday morning on Highway 130 near the Keaau Transfer Station was struck by at least three vehicles, police said.
The mother of UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn said Thursday the mixed martial artist is recovering at home from a concussion sustained in a traffic accident the evening of Feb. 7 on Kanoelehua Avenue near Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.
Police say a male pedestrian was killed this morning on Highway 130 just south of the Keaau Transfer Station.
Authorities launched an extensive search Thursday for two fisherman who apparently were swept off the Kau shoreline Wednesday evening.
A new invasive pest that threatens Hawaiis avocado crops has been detected throughout the state.
Police arrested and charged a pair of men with numerous offenses after the execution of a search warrant Wednesday off Coconut Drive in Ocean View allegedly turned up drugs and firearms.
Police are investigating an agricultural theft in Hilo on Feb 1.
HONOLULU A Hawaii state Senate committee has granted preliminary approval to a bill authorizing the sale of edible medical cannabis products.
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