Former Maui Pineapple farmers receive $4,8M after abuse case.
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HONOLULU — The U.S. government has collected more than half of a $8.1 million court judgment awarded six years ago to 54 Thai farmworkers abused while working on a Maui pineapple plantation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday.
BLNR denies petition for contested case hearing challenging acquisition of land by Ala Kahakai Trail Association
A Blue Line Relay was held Saturday in coordination with the end of National Police Week to honor fallen officers. The event, organized by FBI Special Agent Ed Ignacio, was ran by Hawaii Police Department officers, Department of Public Safety sheriffs and community supporters from the junction of Mamalahoa and Daniel K. Inouye Highway in South Kohala to the Hilo Police Station.
WAILUKU — The Maui Police Department properly handled an accident involving its chief backing his truck into a parked motorcycle at a shopping center, an independent investigation concluded.
A 35-year-old Mountain View man is in custody at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu after a search warrant executed on an Ala Loop home last week turned up more than a half-pound of methamphetamine, 91 marijuana plants and more than $100,000 in cash, according to federal court documents.
A handful of businesses were recognized Monday by Big Island Drug Court for giving the program’s clients a second chance.
County Council members are once again casting around to find money for their individual contingency accounts that were zeroed out in the mayor’s budget.
HONOLULU — Authorities have reported about 200 drug-related deaths last year in Honolulu, a five-year high fueled by methamphetamine overdoses.
A group of high school students in Keaau has helped provide a library to education-starved students in Afghanistan.
Hawaii Community College — Palamanui graduated 139 students from the Kona campus this year with associate degrees and certificates. In addition, 56 students affiliated with the University Center, West Hawaii earned their degrees through distance learning from other University of Hawaii campuses.