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Trial Delayed In Drug Case

Former police officer’s trial delayed after attorney “fired.”

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Former officer’s trial delayed after attorney fired

A former Hawaii Police Department officer slated to stand trial last week on charges stemming from a May 2019 indictment for allegedly stealing cocaine from a police evidence locker in Hilo back in May 2016 received a continuance after firing his court-appointed attorney.

Council advances Waikoloa timeshares

A plan to replace nine holes of golf at Waikoloa Beach Resort with 900 timeshare units, a 140-unit workforce housing complex and 25 single-family home lots was advanced Wednesday by the County Council after a dispute between council members over whether asking for a list of community benefits amounts to “pay to play.”

Fire damages Hilo home

Fire damaged a two-story home on Kawailani Street between Kinoole Street and Kimo Place in Hilo Thursday evening.

Case urges Jones Act waiver, calls out Matson, Pasha

U.S. Rep. Ed Case on Wednesday criticized the two main ocean cargo companies shipping goods between the mainland U.S. and Hawaii — Matson Navigation Co. and Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines — for opposing his request to President Joe Biden to exempt Hawaii from the Jones Act for the duration of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Dinosaurs extend their visit at ‘Imiloa

Due to overwhelming interest from the public, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will be extending the presentation of a special traveling dinosaur exhibit, “Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals,” for three more weeks.

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