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The Hawaii County Council isnt ready to put taxpayers on the hook for disciplinary actions Fire Chief Darren Rosario took in 2014 that are now the subject of a lawsuit.
Gov. David Ige said he wants Hawaii to be a beta-tester for kits that can screen for COVID-19, the newly identified coronavirus that has infected thousands in China and elsewhere in the world.
A Hilo grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old Hilo man accused of stealing a deputy prosecutors pickup truck late last year.
Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Feb. 10 and Sunday. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash and one was younger than age 21.
The husband of a 41-year-old Washington woman reported missing late Tuesday night near Anaehoomalu Bay has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A heartbroken husband is asking for the Big Islands help locating his 41-year-old wife after the Seattle woman went missing late Tuesday from the shoreline when he went back to their Kohala Coast hotel room to fetch her inhaler.
A 28-year-old man whose body was found Friday night at a Hilo homeless encampment died of a suicide, an autopsy conducted Tuesday morning found.
HONOLULU The U.S. military authorized the transport of World War II aircraft on government ships and planes for use in the 75th anniversary commemoration of the end of the war officials said.
HONOLULU Hawaii is scheduled to receive updated kits from the federal government to test for a new virus after an initial shipment did not work as expected, officials said.
A retired Hawaii Police Department detective has been charged with allegedly assaulting a county official while still a member of the department.
Proposed changes to livestock shipping procedures by interisland ocean shipper Young Brothers have some concerned that all but the largest ranchers might be priced out of the market.
Neighbors of the 1,300-unit master-planned Kaloko Heights development will get a free ride on sewer hookups, thanks to an improvement district initiated by the developers.
Big Island police are searching for a 58-year-old Hilo man who has been reported missing.
The current truce between the Thirty Meter Telescope and its opponents might be extended by another two months at the request of Mayor Harry Kim.