State agrees to pay $328 million to settle a class-action lawsuit involving DHHL.
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DHHL to settle lawsuit for $328M
Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday that the state has agreed to pay $328 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by 2,700 Native Hawaiians who languished on a waitlist to receive homestead leases and suffered other harms from the mismanagement of the Department Hawaiian Home Lands.
New barracks unveiled at PTA: Project is part of a $210 million effort to improve the Army facility
Two rows of new barracks were unveiled at the Pohakuloa Training Area during a ceremony held Tuesday.
Maunakea bill changed again; vote on Thursday
Decision-making on the final draft of a bill to reorganize the management of Maunakea will take place Thursday.
Water bills to increase; public hearings set in Kona and Hilo
Water rate increases are on tap for Big Island customers, with consecutive 9.5% increases in standby and usage charges this year and next.
Feds to pick up case against Kona woman accused of possessing 2.7K fentanyl pills, more than 1.7 pounds of meth
A 44-year-old Kona woman reportedly nabbed with over a pound of methamphatemine, thousands of fentanyl pills, heroin and firearms will see her case tried in federal court.
State to settle Hawaiian Home Lands case for $328 million
HONOLULU — The state has agreed to settle a 23-year-old class action lawsuit over Hawaiian Home Lands for $328 million, Gov. David Ige announced earlier today.
Hearing set for alleged killer
A preliminary hearing for a 35-year-old Kurtistown man charged with second-degree murder and second-degree assault has been set for Thursday.
Kurtistown man charged with murder after charred body found in burnt-out car
Police have charged a Kurtistown man with murder after a corpse was found badly burnt within a vehicle in Puna over the weekend.
County, mayor sued over Waipi‘o road closure
A community organization has filed a lawsuit against the county, Mayor Mitch Roth and Public Works Director Ikaika Rodenhurst, alleging the closure of Waipi‘o Valley Road to all but a handful of people is unlawful.
Kona man charged with failure to register as sex offender
Police have arrested and charged a 77-year-old Kailua-Kona man with four counts of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.
Comments sought on judicial nominees
Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced Monday that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for two vacancies in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit on the Big Island.
Proposal for $300 tax rebate still alive in Legislature
A potential $300 tax rebate for most Hawaii taxpayers faces one final hurdle in the state Legislature.
Traffic crash victim ID’d, suspect has previous DUI convictions
A court document filed by prosecutors identifies a 39-year-old man critically injured in a motorcycle-pickup truck collision Thursday night as Joel Cabel.
Affordable housing measures advance to council
A pair of bills moving through the County Council will carve out 1% of property tax revenues each year and dedicate the money to an expanded range of programs to increase affordable housing.
Keiki asked to name camera that will be sent to the moon
Students throughout Hawaii now have the chance to name one of two cameras headed to the moon.
Legislation would give landlords the OK to question tenants about assistance animals
Landlords and other property managers would be allowed to question the validity of assistance animals under a new bill passed by the state House and Senate on April 21. This would include therapy, comfort and other emotional support animals.
State briefs for April 26
Antiviral pills to fight severe COVID available
Driver charged in crash that injured motorcyclist
A 48-year-old Hilo man is facing negligent injury and drug charges as a result of a traffic crash Thursday night that critically injured a motorcyclist.
Overall winner at the Merrie Monarch Festival has strong ties to the Big Island
The overall winner at the 59th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition is from Kauai, but the halau has roots in Hilo.
Motorcyclist critically injured in Hilo crash
Police are investigating a two-vehicle traffic collision on Thursday evening that resulted in a motorcyclist being critically injured. The collision occurred at the intersection of Mamalahoa Highway, (Hwy. 19), and Hau Street in the Wainaku area of Hilo.
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