Two former Hawaii lawmakers plead guilty to accepting bribes while serving in the state legislature.
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HONOLULU — Two former Hawaii lawmakers accused of taking bribes in exchange for shaping legislation while in office pleaded guilty Tuesday.
Recreational use of marijuana is no closer to being fully legalized this year in Hawaii, but some seniors in the Aloha State may be able to use medical cannabis freely under a new bill.
A bill to provide millions in funding to Hawaii’s four food banks is making its way through the state Legislature.
Five of Hawaii Island’s 11 state legislators have taken campaign contributions from a Honolulu businessman who’s a cooperating government informant at the heart of a bribery scandal that took down two legislative leaders.
HONOLULU — A female humpback whale traveling with a male and a calf has been freed after it was found entangled in a line with a large bundle of marine debris attached.
A high surf warning is in effect for west-facing shores of the Big Island through this afternoon.
A 44-year-old Hilo woman who was free on court-supervised release without monetary bail for two prior burglaries was arrested Friday for a third burglary.
A bill is advancing in the state Senate that would require sellers or providers of “emotional support animals” to issue a written disclaimer that an emotional support animal isn’t a service animal under the law.
HONOLULU — A building planner in the Honolulu planning department pleaded guilty Monday to an indictment accusing him and others of taking bribes in exchange for expediting the approval of building permit applications.
Kona Brewing Co. marked the official opening of its new, state-of-the-art brewery Monday in Kailua-Kona.
Hulihe‘e Palace came alive Saturday celebrating one of the palace’s most beloved royal residents on her 196th birthday, Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani.
The Big Island has a long way to go before all its vehicles are fully electric.
Several bills have been introduced in the state Legislature this year to stimulate the adoption of electric and zero-emission vehicles and the development of electric and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure.
Acting Human Resources Director Waylen Leopoldino was awarded the permanent position on Friday, eight months after he assumed the acting role when the former director retired.
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