Two 19-year-old men face charges related to alleged property crimes in Puna.
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Police arrested two people Friday after one of them allegedly rammed two taxpayer-subsidized police vehicles in Puna.
HONOLULU (AP) — Only 51% of Hawaii public school teachers remained in the job after five years of work, according to a new report from the state Department of Education.
POIPU, Kauai (AP) — A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii. First responders removed about 2,000 feet of heavy-gauge line from the animal over the weekend when it was off the island of Kauai, The Garden Island newspaper reported. Authorities detached most of the gear but weren’t able to get all of it off before the whale moved on.
The state Land Use Commission on Thursday denied by a 6-0 vote an application by Connections New Century Public Charter School for a special use permit to build a campus on about 70 acres of leased agricultural-zoned state land in Hilo.
Maunakea plan approved: UH regents vote 7-1; document limits the number of summit telescopes to nine by 2033
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday approved a new Maunakea Master Plan despite opposition from some community members.
POIPU, Kauai (AP) — A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers opened a new session of the Legislature on Wednesday with House leaders proposing to raise the state’s minimum wage to $18 an hour and spend $600 million on housing for Native Hawaiians on the waiting list for Hawaiian homelands.
After years of false starts and aborted attempts, 2022 may be the year the Legislature finally passes a minimum wage hike, said a state lawmaker from the Big Island.
HONOLULU — Many University of Hawaii classes continue to be held online because the state is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant.
Trail acquisition dropped; official: ‘County would gain very little’ by fighting to obtain path to Papaikou beach
Mayor Mitch Roth has decided to abandon efforts to acquire a trail to Papaikou Mill Beach, county officials said Tuesday.
Executives for a stalled $10.5 million composting project addressed a County Council panel Tuesday, extolling the virtues of a centralized system, while other island recycling groups pushed for a distributed system of smaller facilities across the island.
Council members get update on Big Island Film Offices; some express frustration over lack of progress
Hawaii County Council members expressed frustration Tuesday that the county has not yet appointed a new film commissioner.
Feral pigs have been tearing up the ground at Alae Cemetery and some parks on Hawaii Island.
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