Hawaii Island will see an increase in cruise ship visits to Hilo and Kona.
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Even as state and county officials contemplate the end of the pandemic, health officials warn residents to remember the last time COVID-19 cases declined significantly.
A Konawaena Middle School teacher facing three counts of sexual assault against a minor made his initial court appearance Thursday in Kona District Court.
The Big Island’s stray and feral cat population has reached a “critical stage” because the COVID-19 pandemic and animal control problems have reduced spay and neuter opportunities and limited the intake of felines.
HONOLULU — The state House of Representatives on Thursday created a commission that will recommend how to boost the effectiveness of state ethics, lobbying and campaign finance laws after two former lawmakers earlier this week pleaded guilty in connection with their acceptance of bribes.
The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s lone food bank, was able to distribute 437 meals to hungry Big Islanders thanks to blood donors in the community and a partnership with Blood Bank of Hawaii.
A 43-year-old Ocean View man is facing three counts of sexual assault stemming from all geed acts that occurred between November 2021 and this month.
HONOLULU — An Oahu man shot and killed the acupuncturist who treated his wife for back pain and fertility issues — and had an affair with her, Honolulu police said.
Residents of Hillcrest and Aloha Kona subdivisions as well as businesses in Pottery Terrace in Kailua-Kona were evacuated Wednesday as a fast-moving brush fire approached homes and structures.
Update: Residents are being allowed to return to their homes and all highways have reopened as firefighters continue working to extinguish the fire.
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.
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