First Tongan police chief in Hawaii retires from the Maui Police Department.
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WAILUKU, Hawaii — The first Tongan police chief in the state of Hawaii and first Tongan police officer with the Maui Police Department has retired from the department after 36 years, officials said.
College students celebrated the near-completion of their ready-to-publish books by planting koa trees Friday in the Honua’ula Forest Reserve in North Kona.
A year after the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to traditional commencement ceremonies, some East Hawaii high schools will return to in-person graduations, while others will celebrate seniors in other ways.
A kinder, gentler Mark Van Pernis made his appearance at April’s meeting of the Leeward Planning Commission, but he still had plenty of questions for applicants seeking to create or modify their developments.
More than 50 candidates have been nominated to fill seven positions on a working group to discuss new management structures for Maunakea.
Young entrepreneurs had a chance to showcase their creations Saturday at the Haleki‘i Farmers Market and Craft Fair’s Keiki Day.
Eight new COVID-19 cases were reported Saturday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to 2,700.
West Hawaii continues to shoulder highest tax burden: Council to consider county budget, tax rates, in coming weeks
Taxpayers in North Kona’s District 8 shoulder more of the property tax burden than County Council Districts 1-6 combined, as West Hawaii’s property values and concomitant taxes continue to grow with the area’s popularity.
HONOLULU — Honolulu police on Friday released the 911 call a frightened woman made about a stranger in her home, which led to officers shooting and killing him.
Hawaii County’s trans-Pacific post-arrival testing program has been extended another 10 days.
A groundbreaking study investigating the growth of selected varieties of sugarcane to convert into high-performance jet fuel is underway at the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management.
NAVAL STATION PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — In his first major speech as Pentagon chief, Lloyd Austin on Friday called for developing a “new vision” for American defense in the face of emerging cyber and space threats and the prospect of fighting bigger wars.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige says the state’s mask mandate will remain in place for now.
HONOLULU — A new world wrestling champion is a 9-year-old Oahu girl.
HONOLULU — Lawmakers on Thursday wrapped up a legislative session marked by a generous influx of federal aid that helped the islands weather a pandemic that threw tens of thousands of people out of work and upended the state’s tourism-dependent economy.
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net)