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Two telescopes on Maunakea scheduled for decommissioning are expected to be removed from the summit by 2023.
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.
Eleonola Heimuli, 61, of Hilo died Feb. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Tonga, she was a sales clerk for 7-11 in Kailua, Oahu, church secretary in Tonga and member of the Free Church of Tonga in Keaau. Family viewing from 5-6 p.m. Friday (Feb. 21) at the Free Church of Tonga in Keaau. Funeral service t 6 p.m. Burial 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by son, Sione Tui Heimuli of Hauula, Oahu; brothers, Lawrence Lui (Seini Kangi) Stanley of New Zealand, Iasinito (Jessica) Taufui of Oregon, Mikaele (Palu) Stanley Jr. of Australia, Silani (Cindy) Mikaele Jr. of Honolulu and Nisa Toa (Haisinia) Siasau of Vavau, Tonga; sister, Lusi Ana (Tautapu) Antonio of New Zealand. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
A Hilo grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old Hilo man accused of stealing a deputy prosecutors pickup truck late last year.
The husband of a 41-year-old Washington woman reported missing late Tuesday night near Anaehoomalu Bay has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
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 43-year-old Bellvue, Wash., man has been arrested by police on suspicion of murdering his 41-year-old wife.
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.